Sunday, June 30, 2019

How to build a free swimming pool (video)

Jungle Survival, June 14, 2019; Seth Auberon, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Build heated pool and epic tree house with a slide in your backyard or deep in the Buddhist jungles of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, or Burma. Here's proof that you can build the most amazing bamboo villa home on stilts with a heated swimming pool and a water slide. In this video Jungle Survival share with everyone HOW TO build a bamboo swimming pool and an ingenious water slide. These materials are simple and available in Southeast Asian jungles. Next time you're on vacation and in need of a good swim in a private spa, remember how easy it is once the determination is made. If mosquitoes become a problem, toss in some small local fish. With the builder's strong commitment to make a nice spa, anyone who helps will love the result. Subscribe for more: Remember, to survive in the jungle, live in harmony with the jungle.

Women's Wisdom: Red Tent Los Angeles

Red Tent Los Angeles; Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly
"Sisterhood"? We're all competing. This is war. This is hell. This is what we make it.

The Red Tent is a gathering of women. It is filled with ritual and storytelling in celebration of our bodies, our sisterhood, and our feminine power.

We meet monthly around the new moon, symbolizing the time when the feminine was honored, when women came to a "menstrual hut" to support each other, share personal stories, and gain collective wisdom.

Why women need a tribe (Red Tent)
In the Red Tent, we honor ourselves, the red rhythmic thread that flows through our wombs, our ability to give birth, and the ecstatic nature of our sexual pleasure.

We celebrate our tears, our intuition, the natural wonder of our cycles, and our Divine uniqueness. We come together to share our feminine power, the joy of our successes, our sacred vulnerability, and our essential connection of sisterhood.

We are recovering the lost tradition of women sharing timeless wisdom! Join the mailing list and receive the Red Tent Newsletter and a “bring a friend free” coupon. Plus instantly receive a free copy of your New Moon Journal, a GIFT designed to connect you with the creativity and personal power your moon cycle offers. More

Founder, Sex Educator

From Southern belle to seminarian to sexual educator, Founder Greta Hassel Grace is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) and intimacy coach. Her Master’s degrees in divinity and psychology serve as the foundation of a continuing education that includes the lifelong study of modern psychology, ancient wisdom, and sacred sexuality.

Individual sessions available on a boat, a beach, or even in an office. Greta: 310.818.1473,, PO Box 11293, Marina del Rey, CA 90295

FREE PIZZA: Meditation drop-in UCLA (July 1)

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Jen, Wisdom Quarterly

The best little city school in a megalopolis
Monday July 1st (12:30-1:30 PM) will be a special day with free vegan pizza and vegan buffalo wings (courtesy of Califlower Pizza).

Mindful Awareness (what Eckhart Tolle calls "presence") is the moment-by-moment process of openly accepting and observing our physical, mental, and emotional experiences without grasping/clinging, resisting/rejecting, or reacting with delusion/confusion to them.

Vegan buffalo (cauliflower) wings with sauce
Mindfulness, which the Buddha called smrti in Sanskrit and sati in Pali, has scientific support as a means of improving attention, reducing stress, boosting mood and strengthening the immune system, reducing emotional reactivity, and promoting health.

Drop-in sessions are led by Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin Belzer, and guest teachers (of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center,  and Open to everyone.

  • Mondays: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Room 1109, Level 1, 757 Westwood Plaza, West Los Angeles
  • Tuesdays: Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th Street, Auditorium, #G340, Santa Monica
  • Thursdays: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Bl., L.A.
Please check ("Free Drop-in Meditation") for last minute changes to the schedule before attending.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Conscious Concert, Healing, L.A. (June 30); Ananda (DMI), Dhr. Seven, Jen, Wisdom Quarterly

Ready for an epic indoor Community Sound Healing? This is a full day of live bands, vegan food, craft vendors, and community connections -- a joy-filled event of conscious music, food, and community-building. Los Angelenos are blessed to be holding space with artists for the second Conscious Concert of the year. Gather in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) at an activating industrial-Zen space. Enjoy a variety of vegan vendors as well as craft and art vendors. Tickets at door. RSVP FREE

How to stop identifying with thinking mind

Eckhart Tolle via GuruMIX, Sep. 1, 2018; Amber Larson, Crystal Q., Wisdom Quarterly

How can we break (sever) or at least brake (stop) the habitual identification with the thinking mind? This is important, the most important thing in our life, for peace of mind. How shall we not be trapped in the merely personal story of our life? Here is one very effective way.

(Wisdom 2.0) Eckhart Tolle leads a present moment meditation

Roy York adds: If a person gets to the point where s/he prefers "silence" instead of troublesome thoughts then it becomes much easier to hold attention on the silent intervals between each thought until they grow longer then become fixed as our natural grounded state. Everyday life thereby becomes much lighter and peaceful.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"Women in Ancient India"

Weerasinghe (BPS, BL 47); Amber Larson, Crystal Q., Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

1. The Buddha's new mother: Mahā Pajāpatī Gotami
Within a week after the birth of Prince Siddhartha, who decades later was to become "the Buddha," his biological mother, Queen Maya, passed away.

From his infancy the young prince was tended to and cared for by her sister, his stepmother, Mahā Pajāpatī Gotami, who was the co-wife of his father, King Suddhodana, the ruler of the Shakyian [Scythian] kingdom.
Scythian mother and prince
Mahā Pajāpati’s affection for Prince Siddhartha was the same as for her own children, his half-brother and half-sister. She took the greatest care of him. After the death of King Suddhodana, she devoted her time to the study of the Buddha’s Teaching (Dharma). Her leisure hours were spent in preparing a suitable robe to offer to the Buddha.

At the end of the fifth rains retreat (vassā) of the Buddha, spent at the Pinnacled Hall at Mahāvana near the city of Vesāli, Mahā Pajāpatī Gotami brought the robe prepared by her to be presented to the Buddha. But when the robe was offered to him, to her great surprise the Buddha refused to accept it.

Repeatedly she offered it to the Buddha, but each time it was refused by him. At this she was deeply grieved. She remembered incidents in Prince Sidddartha’s life and how she had taken the place of his mother.

Tears filled her eyes at the Buddha refusing to accept her gift. Yet, she persisted in her offer of the robe.

Seeing the embarrassment of the queen, the Buddha explained that he would not wish to receive the robe as a personal gift. Instead, for her greater good, he suggested to her that it should be offered to the Greater Monastic Order (Mahā Sangha), whose enlightened members come from every direction.

Offering it to the greater community would be a far greater act of merit. After this explanation, when the robe was duly offered to the Monastic Order, the Buddha accepted it.

The Order of Nuns
The birth of the Buddha-to-be (Bodhisattva) attended by devas and Scythian ladies
As time passed Mahā Pajāpatī realized more and more the truth of the Buddha’s Dharma. And as her son, Prince Nanda, had entered the Monastic Order she, too, expressed a desire to live a life of renunciation as a nun. 

But as yet no Order of Nuns (Bhikkhunī Sangha) existed. Therefore, she pleaded for the Buddha to admit women as fully ordained nuns to the Monastic Order.

But it is said that the Buddha for several reasons refused such permission. Undaunted, however, Mahā Pajāpatī cut off her long hair, donned saffron robes, and accompanied by several Shakyian ladies, she walked from the Shakyian capital city of Kapilavatthu to Vesāli in the east.

Travel-worn and weeping, she stood outside the porch of the Pinnacled Hall at Mahāvana, where the Buddha was residing. There, it is said, she repeated her pleading to her relative, Venerable Ānanda [the Buddha's other son or cousin, depending on one's source], who had seen her standing at the gate.

The Buddhist texts record how Ven. Ānanda, who was greatly moved by this pathetic sight, appealed to the Buddha on behalf of Mahā Pajāpatī and the other Shakyian ladies.

Finally, it is said, the Buddha granted permission to women to enter the Monastic Order on certain conditions, which Mahā Pajāpatī gladly accepted. Thus was instituted the Order of Buddhist Nuns.

2. Princess Yasodharā (wife of the Buddha)
In the life of Prince Siddhartha perhaps no one showed him greater devotion than his wife, Princess Bimba (remembered in history by the epithet "Yasodharā").

Buddhist stories show that she had been the companion of the Bodhisattva ("Buddha-to-be") in countless previous rebirths....
  • [They were cousins born on the same day. She went on to become an enlightened nun and the greatest disputant in the land, who is referred to as Ven. Bhaddhakaccana and Rahulamata, thereby hiding how famous she became when her husband came back as the Enlightened One and she, her son, and many Scythians went forth into monastic life to gain enlightenment.]
When the Buddha entered Yasodharā’s chamber in the company of his father the king and two of his monastic disciples, he sat on a prepared seat. Yasodharā came, clasped his ankles, and placing her head on his feet, paid reverence to him. The Buddha had given directions that she should be allowed to salute him as she wished.

King Suddhodana then commented on her great love and said: “Venerable sir, when my step-daughter heard that you were wearing saffron robes [of a wandering ascetic], she also robed herself in saffron. When she heard you were taking only one meal a day, she also did the same. When she heard that you had given up high and luxurious seats, she did the same. When she heard that you had given up garlands and perfumes, she also gave them up. When her relatives sent messages to say that they would maintain her, she did not even look at a single one. So virtuous was my step-daughter.”

The Buddha then said: “Not only in this rebirth, but in a previous births, too, she cared for me.” He then related the rebirth story called the Candakiṇṇāra Jātaka....

3. Visākhā
Visākhā, the devout daughter of Dhanañjaya, a millionaire of Sāvatthī, can be classed as an ideal lay woman.

Judged by modern standards, Visākha remains an example to all women. She was intelligent and gifted with many feminine charms. In addition, she was fabulously wealthy. She was able to win the love and esteem of Puññavaddhana, the son of Migāra, another millionaire of Sāvatthī.

Her young husband did not hold the same spiritual and religious views as Visākhā who, quite early, became a lay follower of the Buddha. Nevertheless, due to Visākhā’s tolerance, there was always domestic happiness.

As a young girl she was so intelligent that she was able to grasp the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, when he came, as he often did, to her home on her father’s invitation for alms. It is said that when she heard the Dharma from the Buddha for the first time, she attained the first stage of enlightenment (stream-entry)....

The marriage of Visākhā and Puññavaddhana was a great event in the city. Visākhā received from her father, Dhanañjaya, as an heirloom, an exquisitely rich ornament called the mahālātā pilandhana ("great parure") and Ten Admonitions from her father that were the secret of her happy home life:

Ten Admonitions from a Father
  1. “Indoor fire should not be taken outside the home.” (Troubles at home should not be discussed with outsiders, as such talk tends to increase troubles in the family).
  2. “Outside fire should not be brought inside.” (Talk of outsiders who speak ill of the family should not be repeated in the house. Such tale-bearing destroys family harmony).
  3. “Give only to those who give.” (One should lend to those who will return what is given).
  4. “Do not give to those who do not give.” (One should not lend to those who do not return the articles).
  5. “Give to one who gives as well as to one who gives not.” (Poor relatives and friends should be helped even if they do not repay loans).
  6. “Sit happily.” (She should sit in a becoming way and consider status and seniority. In the presence of her parents-in-law and her husband, she should remain standing [as a mark of respect and deference]).
  7. “Eat happily.” (She should take food after seeing that seniors and husband are served and that the servants are provided for).
  8. “Sleep happily.” (Before a wife retires for the night, the needs of the seniors of the family should be seen to, and she should check that doors are locked and other household duties are done).
  9. “Wait upon the household fire.” (The needs of husband and senior family members in the house should be well attended to as a sacred duty).
  10. “Honor the household divinities.” (Parents-in-law and husband should be honored as the devas of the home).
At Sāvatthī she built the “Eastern Monastery” (Pubbārāma)....In that distant age when women were not much esteemed in society, Visākhā won the respect of all. Prominence was given to her in the Buddhist texts.

4. Sad Kisāgotamī
When the Buddha was residing at Jetavana Monastery, Kisāgotamī came to him with a very sad tale. She belonged to the Gotama (Sanskrit Gautama) clan and was therefore a relative of Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha.

She was remarkably beautiful with a delicate, tender, and frail body. Because of this, she was known as Kisa ("Slender") Gotami. She married well, her husband being a wealthy merchant. But when her baby died... the story is a famous Buddhist one about what happened.

5. Sexy, rich Paṭācārā
When the Buddha was residing at Jetavana, there lived in the neighborhood a young girl named Paṭācārā. She was endowed with beauty, riches, and she could have won the love of any young man in marriage.

Nevertheless, she had a clandestine love affair with one of her household servants. And she was aware that her parents would never agree to her unequal marriage, so she eloped and lived with him in a jungle den.

As time passed and she was expecting her first baby, she had a very keen desire to return home to give birth (as was the custom).

But Paṭācārā’s husband was afraid to face his former masters, as he thought that he would be punished for eloping. She, however, was determined to see her parents, and she ran away.

On the way, however, a baby boy was born and yielding to the pleadings of her husband who had followed her, she returned to their hut in the forest. And a second time with a new baby... leading to a famous Buddhist story... More

Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard win!

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly (EDITORIAL); The New Yorker; Stephen Colbert

Latino Fmr. Housing Secretary Julian Castro
Watching the first Democratic debate, it was clear that there were only two humans on stage, Julian Castro and Amy Klobuchar, at ease, smiling, compassionate.

Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro did a great job. He was the breakaway winner of this silly distraction of a "horse race." Google searches for his name, it was said on NBC's coverage, shot up 24,000-fold or some similarly astronomical number.

Kind right wing Amy Klobuchar
These two debates are not about policy. They are about personality, humanity, and relate-ability. Julian Castro trounced poor, falling Beto O'Rourke, who seemed completely out of his element. He used to be such an inspiration, but not any more.

Sen. Cory Booker (NJ), smile. And calm down, calm way down. With eyes bugging and trying so hard not to screw it up, he did not make nearly as much progress in the polls as he might have. But he was center stage and tall and knowledgeable. 

We do not support Amy Klobuchar in any way, with her right wing leanings and semi-Republican ways, but at least she's human, appearing soft, yielding, passionate, and humble.

(Stephen Colbert) Soldier Tulsi Gabbard knows the real price of war

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
Honorable mention can go to the first Hindu in Congress, Rep. (HI) Tulsi Gabbard, who claims to be the only anti-war candidate. But as a soldier who loves the military, Republicans are bound to like her better than Democrats.

Politically-aware comedian Jimmy Dore had good things to say about her for being vocal against war, military interventions, and the US being the world's police. Yet, she sounds like she would fully support the military-industrial complex itself.

I'm a young soldier first: Major Tulsi Gabbard
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), yikes! Strident, pushy, aggressive, fighting mad, blathering, Bernie-esque, harsh, and did we mention strident? Who would vote for Hillary II? Why does the media keep promoting her and derailing other candidates?

Debate: Who are the Democrats? (LIVE)

NBC News (free livestream); PBS News Hour; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly

Prepping for Democratic debate 2019

Complete "BuddhaFest Online Festival" 2019

BuddhaFest (; Ellie Askew, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Live fest 5/31-6/2, now online until 8/11
Check out the complete BuddhaFest Online lineup! It all starts June 17, 2019 -- the biggest online festival BuddhaFest has ever put together.

Learn from, get inspired by, and enjoy this extraordinary collection of talks, films, music, and more.

Watch all of it at the most convenient time, 24 hours/day, for the next eight weeks.
BuddhaFest Online is being presented in partnership with Tricycle. It features 14 talks, six films, two musical performances, and more.
Save 54% today on an online pass. Get a pass here for ONLY $30. Take a look at the entire lineup that has been put together. Speakers include:

  • Robert Thurman
  • Sharon Salzberg
  • Roshi Joan Halifax
  • Jack Kornfield
  • Ram Dass
  • Dawa Tarchin Phillips
  • Joanna Hardy
  • Lama Tsultrim Allione
  • and many more Buddhist teachers.
This is going to be a wonderful eight weeks coming up (June 17-August 11, 2019). More
- BuddhaFest Co-Founder Eric Forbis
  • BuddhaFest
  • 1211 Horn Ave. #402
  • West Hollywood, CA 90069

Who's starting a war with Iran? (video)

Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight; Seth Meyers; Seth Auberon, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Iran War Games, No More Common Good, Russiagate Falls Apart
(Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight 248, June 21, 2019) The first 10 mins of Lee Camp’s new comedy special available FREE at, just click play. Redacted Tonight is being suppressed by major social media platforms. So the best way to keep track of content is to join email list by texting “REDACTED” to 444-999. Come be in the live audience every Thursday at 8:45 pm in Washington, DC. Details at LIVE: Radical political comedy that cannot be found anywhere else, cool Redacted Tonight swag that cannot be bought anywhere else, and hang out with them afterwards.

Trump Almost Started a War with Iran: A Closer Look
(Late Night with Seth Meyers, June 24, 2019) Seth takes a closer look at Pres. Trump creating a bunch of problems then turning around and pretending to “solve” those problems. Late Night with Seth Meyers on YouTube features A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy, and topical monologue jokes. Get more at weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

10 Mysterious Places on Earth (video)

TheRichest, March 14, 2019; Seth Auberon, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

10 Mysterious Places on Earth scientists are still trying to understand
The strangest and most mysterious places on Earth are hard to understand by scientists. A lot of things about the world aren't well known, but there are theories to go around. The tools needed to solve some of life's biggest mysteries are relatively new, and it's going to take scientists a long time to comb through all of the mysteries. When it comes to the inexplicably strange and surreal places out there, they can sometimes leave us feeling like there's no logical answer as to why they exist.

Time Travel Temple found? (video)

Praveen Mohan (Phenomenal Travel Videos, April 12, 2019)

Ancient Temple of Time Travel found in India?
Let's look at Panchavarnaswamy Temple, India. From the outside it look ordinary as if built in the last century. But it is actually at least 2,000 years old. What is fascinating is that it is designed in such a way that ordinarily visitors see commonplace carvings, whereas more serious researchers can find baffling carvings. They are in the dark corners of the temple. Today, even with electric lights, the strangest carvings lurk in deeper, darker areas. These carvings have no explanation until now.

One carving has a bird-like figure with the head of an elephant standing upright. We may assume it is the popular Hindu god Ganesha. But it is not. This is a female figure, whereas Ganesha is a male. And what is more interesting is that it has wings like an eagle or angel, with visible feathers. The legs are long, slender, cylindrical feet, which defy explanation. [They are avian/Garuda legs.] What could this mean?

Scientists are not yet able to create any such species through genetic engineering. We do not have enough public technology to do this today. But 100 years from now, we might easily create an elephant with wings. Believe it or not, scientists are said to be working to create human beings with wings in secret. It is estimated that this will be achieved in less than 200 years. This is exactly what we see in this carving: One might think that it is a regular mother playing with a baby. But she has wings and is ready to fly.

While these carvings seem to show future developments, here is a carving that shows something from the distant past: This animal is a type of saber toothed tiger. This particular species is called Thylacosmilus. It looks like a modern lion or tiger, but the main difference is its exceptionally long upper canine teeth. This carving undoubtedly shows protruding fang-like teeth and a long tail. If we compare it with the modern recreation of this animal using the fossil evidence, we see that they are almost identical.

However, here is the problem: experts agree that this species became extinct 2.5 million years ago. And historians and archeologists tell us that his temple was built only about 2,000 years ago. In order for sculptors to carve such an animal, they must have seen or heard of the Thylacosmilus. So how did sculptors accurately carve this animal 2,000 years ago?

Think about this. How can a temple contain both futuristic carvings and carvings from the distant past? One way to accurately record something from both future and past is by time travel. Were ancient builders in India capable of time travel? Is there evidence of time travel in modern Hinduism? [This temple was part of the Vedic religion which Hinduism claims to be the surviving example of.]

Time travel in Hinduism
What is remarkable is that an ancient text called the Bhagavata Purana accurately describes time travel and the concept of time dilation, even though we think Albert Einstein was the first person to clearly understand this.

According to the text a king and his daughter make an interstellar journey to see the God Brahma, who lives on a different planet [on a different plane of existence]. They had to wait a short while before meeting Brahma, so when the king talks about the issues he is currently facing on earth, Brahma begins to laugh loudly. He explains that "time" runs differently on the different planes of existence. Brahma explains that during the seemingly short time the king and his daughter experienced through their interstellar visit, more than 116,000,000 (one hundred and sixteen million) years have passed on earth.

He tells them when they go back, all of their friends, enemies, and descendants on earth will have long since died. No one will even remember their names. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

How to climb your Mt. Everest (video)

Ajahn Chah via Ven. Sujato, Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly; John Oliver

Steadily rather than forcing

To reach the moon, aim for the stars.
Don’t be in a hurry and try to push or rush your meditation practice. Do it gently and gradually, step by step, free of greed/over-efforting.

In regard to peacefulness, if we want to become peaceful, then accept it. If we don’t become peaceful, then accept that also. That’s the nature of the heart/mind.

We must find our own practice and persistently keep at it rather than pushing, forcing, or rushing.

Perhaps wisdom does not arise. I used to think about my practice that when there is no wisdom, I could force myself to have it. But it doesn’t work. Things remain the same.

Then, after careful consideration, I saw that to contemplate things we don’t have can't be done. So what’s the best thing to do? It’s better to practice meditation with equanimity.

If there is nothing to cause us concern, then there’s nothing to remedy. If there’s no problem, then we don’t have to try to solve it. When there is a problem, that’s when we must solve it, right where it is.

There’s no need to go searching for anything special. Just live normally. But know what the heart/mind is. Live mindfully, clearly comprehending. Let wisdom be the guide.

Don’t live indulging moods. Be heedful and alert. If there is nothing, that’s fine. When something arises, then investigate and contemplate it.

Action vs. inaction
Let go of pre-judgement and try.
(Ajahn Lee) A person who makes a mistake is better than a person who doesn't act at all. Mistakes can be corrected. If we don't act, how will we know how to correct ourselves? We don't know whether we're mistaken or not. The fact that we don't act is a mistake in and of itself. [But to act hastily, without guidance, is more foolish.]

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Does SEX have any place in spirituality?

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Jen, Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly
The best actor is the actor who doesn't act but instead embodies the part (D.M.I.)
Samantabhadra and consort in yab yum pose
At this post-DisclosureFest (free rave) gathering, Dharma Meditation Initiative goes blue. One female meditator asks, "Does sex have any place in spirituality?"

We have our senses, and we have pleasure, and we have lust, and so long as we maintain the basic Five Precepts, what

What does the Buddha have to say about that? Look at all of the attractive people sitting here. Is Jen the only one thinking about sex? FREE. Vegan refreshments served.

Friday, June 21, 2019

DisclosureFest, Los Angeles (June 22)

DisclosureFest; Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Dhr. Seven, Jen, Wisdom Quarterly

Those damn hippies are keeping me up!
DisclosureFest is a multi-cultural, community, nonprofit festival.

Our goal is to unite heart-centered individuals to raise consciousness, provide education on health and wellness, and create awareness of environmental and humanitarian initiatives.

Participate in ongoing, volunteer-based programs to help us save the world. Festival includes a global livestreamed mass meditation at 2:00 PM (PST).

Last year we gathered 10,000. This is our third annual community-supported, conscious gathering -- bringing a party, rave atmosphere, yoga extravaganza, and mass meditation to the City of Angels.
WHAT? Live music, vegan food, yoga sessions, guided meditations, past life regressions, UFO sightings, possible mothership landings (with hybrid human-devas in the crowd walking and dancing among us in peace and unity). Healing tents, sounds baths, Ayurveda, astrology, art walk, light activations, guest speakers, Goddess Circle, Swami's fire ceremony...

MEDITATIONS: Learn to meditate at our Thursday night training sessions in Pasadena. Get a taste of blissful serenity and enlightening insight (a facet of mindfulness practice) by letting go.

Eat Drink Vegan, L.A. (June 22); Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Crystal Q., Wisdom Quarterly

Curated restaurants and vendors. Unlimited pours of 250+ beverages: brew, kombucha, fermented sugar, cider, tea, and "craft" soda. Culinary stage, CBD village (medicinal marijuana derivative free of the drug THC), and plant-based marketplace showcasing clothing, artwork, compassionate foods, and healthy skin care. Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium... More  Tickets $$$

SUMMER begins with rain in Los Angeles

Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Crystal Q., Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly

Summer starts with DisclosureFest, L.A.
The summer solstice marks the official beginning of the summer season. The unofficial start was weeks ago, during the long weekend. We're supposed to believe that today is the longest day of the year? Not by our watches. As summer waxes, daylight seems to lengthen with rising temperatures. But no one is allowed to question the standard model of moving balls in space and angles and tilts and so much nonsense that professors at Caltech can hardly defend their ridiculous positions when asked.

Our moon (Luna, Soma, Chandra) is artificial
For instance, remember the last big solar eclipse visible moving from the Oregon coast to New York and beyond? No one seemed to ask why the moon's shadow was traveling west to east when the sun (Sol, Surya) moves west with the moon (Luna, Soma, Chandra). Think about it. It will blow the minds of anyone who actually thinks about it for a minute. Draw a diagram. The realization overturns everything we're told. Yet no one questions it. Try to ask professional scientists and listen to them change the subject and rationalize. What is the solution? "Solar eclipses" are NOT caused by the moon but by a celestial body called Rahu. That's the Buddhist position, and it makes sense, except that Rahu (called a "lunar node" to obscure and/or reconcile things) is not recognized as a body in space. Where are our skywatchers who have studied the ancient Eastern texts, Buddhist and otherwise?

Weather and climate
As "global warming" worsens, as temperatures steadily rise without letting up (which if one looks into it is not actually happening), look at those pictures of iceberg chunks and swimming polar bears on the prowl. They swim on purpose not because everything is melting. It looks like the media machine and climate alarmists, and gatekeeper-scientists are on the same page. The world is ending! It's raining (drizzling) in L.A. and 30 degrees on the snowy slopes of Mammoth Mountain. Time to go skiing to worry about why we keep polluting the planet, acidifying the seas, and arguing when (not if) the U.S.should start a war on Iran. The Empire needs war, industry needs pollution, so don't look up and do not question authority. Things are not what they seem, and it's better you don't know. The Matrix needs your cooperation to stay in place.