The child-driven education

Posted on 02/23/11 No Comments

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think [...]

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Titans of Yoga – a magical journey of self-discovery and transformation

Posted on 12/08/10 5 Comments

TITANS OF YOGA featuring 25 Modern Masters of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. The Official National Yoga Month DVD benefiting Yoga-Recess in Schools TITANS OF YOGA takes you on a magical journey of self-discovery and transformation. Learn how the greats of yoga and meditation transformed their biggest challenges in life into their greatest victories. Featuring Dr. [...]

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Changing Education Paradigms

Posted on 12/02/10 3 Comments

A very educational video about the culture and habits of our institutions by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({appId: “139968692703202″, status: true, cookie: true, xfbml: true}); }; (function() { var e = document.createElement(“script”); e.async = true; e.src = document.location.protocol + “//”; document.getElementById(“fb-root”).appendChild(e); }());

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How to be Happy!

Posted on 11/28/10 9 Comments

by Karla Messier M.S. You can listen to this blog post: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Everything is temporary, everything changes and guess what, that’s all right and you are going to be OK. Be like a surfer, enjoy the ride of life, and get up when you fall. You see, the hardest [...]

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The Joy of Chanting

Posted on 11/27/10 3 Comments

Go vocal and get your inner groove back. by Elizabeth Marglin for GAIAM Life The auditorium crackles with excitement as people take their seats. On the stage, a harmonium inscribed with om symbols glows in the spotlight. Dressed in everything from business casual to skin-hugging yoga ensembles, the diverse crowd of yoga moms, middle-aged meditators [...]

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Be in the Moment

Posted on 11/26/10 20 Comments

Developing mindfulness not only helps you to perform tasks more efficiently and aids your memory – even more importantly, it helps to give meaning to your life.

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What Does OM Really Mean?

Posted on 11/25/10 7 Comments

by Steven Rosen (Satyaraja dasa) We’ve heard the jokes: “OM, OM on the range,” or “OM, my aching back.” We’ve seen meditation instructors and yoga teachers enunciate the mystic syllable with great reverence. One famous swami even said that OM is the essence of the self – it is the “I” that everyone needs to [...]

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Perfectionism vs. Optimalism

Posted on 11/23/10 4 Comments

From old school sages to modern scientists, all the great teachers come back to the same Ideas again and again. Here Brian Johnson takes a quick look at a few of the Big Ideas from Tal Ben-Shahar’s *brilliant* book (especially if you’ve been or are a perfectionist like me ), The Pursuit of Perfect In [...]

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The 9 Questions About Meditation

Posted on 11/23/10 3 Comments

Although the benefits of meditation, such as stress relief, improved health and a greater sense of well being are well known, there can still be confusion regarding different types of meditation, how to meditate and if meditation is a good fit for us personally. 1. Are there different types of meditation? Yes, there are different [...]

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From Compulsive Thinking to Truth

Posted on 11/02/10 No Comments

“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. It is your restlessness that causes chaos.” —Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Our minds love to be occupied with figuring things out. We plan, analyze, strategize, judge, interpret, ruminate, defend – anything but seeing things [...]

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