1. Awakening the Wisdom of the Heart - The Contemplative Alliance

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    from Global Peace Initiative of Women / Added

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    This film was created by GPIW and the Contemplative Alliance at "Awakening the Wisdom of the Heart" dialogue in partnership with Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, April 2014. The Contemplative Alliance (www.gpiw.org) is a network of organizations and individuals from across religious, faith and worship traditions who believe that contemplative practices and approaches are an essential element in the positive transformation of the critical issues of our times. We were launched at the Aspen Institute campus in 2008. Some of the founding participants were Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi (Buddhist Global Relief), Swami Atmarupananda, Imam Mohammad Bashar, the late Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, and Fr. Thomas Keating and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, among many others. For six years, we’ve traveled to cities throughout the USA engaging religious and spiritual communities in conversation around the efficacy of inner development, informed by a deep reflective faith practice, in shifting outer challenges. Following the meeting in Aspen the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), the parent organization of the Contemplative Alliance, continued to facilitate this process when we organized follow-up conversations and gatherings on pressing issues of our time including how to understand the economic crisis from a spiritual perspective. Two meetings were held, one on Wall Street and one in Washington around the theme “Re-envisioning Prosperity.” In June 2013 we focused on strengthening, through unity, groups across the North East working toward similar ends, but from varying disciplines: economic, environmental, social and faith. In 2014, our goal has been to encourage a national conversation around heart-centered practices, rooted in deep inner wisdom, that are necessary to engender the outer shifts we seek. For more information go to www.gpiw.org

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    • Nina Simons - Re-envisioning Our Relations with Our Selves, Each Other and Earth in a Time of Transition

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      from Eco-Justice Collaborative / Added

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      Nina is co-founder of Bioneers. Hear her talk about how we need to unearth and heal a cultural legacy of violence that's insidiously embedded within us to bring about real change. Nina presents the recipe for chance: investing in the web of relatedness and re-imagining leadership as something every one of us is uniquely suited for. This emergent leadership is marked by humility and love. Watch Nina's complete plenary at Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago's 2012 inaugural event. Nina is a social entrepreneur and Co-CEO and Co-founder of Bioneers. Nina’s life and work are informed by her passion for the natural world, women’s leadership, systems thinking, and the arts’ capacity to shape culture and consciousness. Throughout her career, Nina has pioneered innovative social marketing strategies for successful ventures that have worked to advance social and environmental change. Previously, she served as president of Seeds of Change and as director of strategic marketing for Odwalla. In each case, she was instrumental in the companies achieving rapid national prominence. Visit http://bioneerschicago.org

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      • Will.I.Am feat Nina Simons - This Is Love (Thierry T Bootleg)

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        • Morning Into Daybreak with Nina Simons

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          from Bioneers / Added

          What happens when we cultivate empathic connections towards 'others'? Listen to Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons describe her vision of a beloved community that encompasses other people, all species, and the natural world.

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