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Planetary Chaplain Award

Mair Honan, co-founder of Grace Street Ministries in Portland, ME, has received the 2010 Planetary Chaplain Award...

Creating Community

Too good to pass up without sharing, these late entries for the “Creating Community” fall issue of Spirit of Change were submitted by “Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World” newsletter.

AMTA National Humanitarian Award

On October 25, 2010, the American Massage Therapy Association honored John Vines, LMT, with their National Humanitarian of the Year award.

Musings: There's Untold Power in People United

Despite the unsettling social and economic tumult of our time, we are living in an incredibly exciting and defining era of American history!

Common Security Clubs

More Americans are bowling today than ever before, says Harvard University professor Robert D. Putnam.

The Spiritual Meaning of Community

Sangha. Congregation. Havurah. Tribe. It has been consistent throughout recorded history that a vital component...

Getting to the Root of The Bullying Epidemic

Everywhere we turn today, bullying rears its painful and destructive head: in the news, in our schools, in the workplace...

A MAP For Getting Well

"The people on the sidewalk outside this building have survived some of the toughest lives imaginable."

10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics

It's not too late to limit or reverse the impact of the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

Listen to the American People: An Open Letter to President Obama on Health Care Reform

My colleagues, fellow health advocates and I have been trying to meet with you for over a year now because we have an approach which will meet all of your goals and more.

Think Globally, Bank Locally

Let’s create safer, saner ways of managing our money.

Truth Emergency Inside the Progressive Media

The corporate news media is not in the business of news.

When Health Becomes Political, We All Become Activists

Over its 24-year history, Spirit of Change has been both applauded and attacked for being too political.

Does Alternative Medicine Have a Place in Healthcare Reform?

The battle by mainstream medicine to shut out alternative medicine forms of therapy is long standing and alive and well in today’s Washington.

Move To Amend

On January 21, 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government.

Update on the Dhamma Brothers

Winter 2009 Spirit of Change included the article, “When Time is All You Have: Vipassana Behind Bars” by Gail Lord. As promised, here’s an update on how the Donaldson Correctional Facilities Vipassana program has evolved.

Wisdom of the Peace Village Elders Documentary Series

Are we so hypnotized by our steady diet of media-fed horrors that we’ve despaired of ever achieving the dream of a violence-free world?

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

This isn't a party shopping list, it's a mere fraction of the contents found in a village co-op store garbage bin.

Natural Living Expo Donates

Thanks to all who attended the 3rd annual Natural Living Expo in Sturbridge, MA, September 26-27, 2009.

Inland Wind Power: The Political Landscape

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife and is participating in the ongoing debate on wind power in significant ways.

The Natural Living Standard

Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian and Burt Shavitz, Burt’s Bees founder, at the 2008 Natural Products Expo East in Boston this past October.

Cultural Crossroads: Have We Passed the Point Where Humanity Is Doomed?

James Hansen, the chief climatologist for NASA, is saying we need to reduce CO2 levels fast; they are already too high.

There's A Place For Negotiation

I gave the sublease agreement a quick glance. My client was looking to rent space from a tenant in a business office.

Cultural Crossroads: A Vision for the Future of America and the World

In this final chapter excerpt from What Would Jefferson Do? (Harmony Books, 2004), bestselling author Thom Hartmann reflects on why democracy works and how we can return to the Founders’ ideals.

Cultural Crossroads: Columbus Day

"Gold is most excellent; gold constitutes treasure; and he who has it does all he wants in the world, and can even lift souls up to Paradise."- Christopher Columbus, 1503 letter to the king and queen of Spain.

Joining in the People’s Parade

As a child, I remember hearing the phrase, "no life grows in a vacuum" in science class. That phrase called my attention.

Join The Parade For We The People

In January of this, I was in Washington, DC. Prior to the antiwar protest, I went to the interfaith service Saturday morning at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation...

New Hampshire Practitioners Work to Massage Out the Kinks in Legislation

On March 6, 2007, I received an urgent email from Lourdes Gray, a Reiki master in New Hampshire.

Cultural Crossroads: The Lessons Ancient People Have For Us

One of the oldest cultures on Earth is that of the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in the northern parts of South Africa.

Cultural Crossroads: A Middle Class Requires Democracy

Every year at Christmastime, millions of Americans watch TV portrayals of Charles Dickens’s classic novel A Christmas Carol. In the story a regular guy named Bob Cratchit works at the firm of Scrooge and Marley.
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Daily Astrology

April 8, 2020

There is always an energetic and emotional letdown after a full Moon and today is no exception. While early morning lunar squares to Pluto and Jupiter may trigger political debates as well as informative conversations, momentum soon fades. By mid-morning…
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April 2020

April 5–8 Kundalini Yoga Therapy for Facing Death & Transforming Grief with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, Director of Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology When we...

Cost: $688

Where:
Available Remotely
, MA


Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as “the capacity to be aware of what is going on – what is there.” In these extraordinarily volatile times of racism-related dukkah, it may...

Cost: Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits available for $30.

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
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Are you going through a divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce? Join our online Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! Join us and learn about the finer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Event
, MA


Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Join us on Facebook Live for a guided meditation in the energy of this month’s full moon.

Cost: $11

Where:
Facebook Live
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
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Message from Ritu Kapur: I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and taking care of yourself during these uncertain times. I am seeing/ noticing a lot of anxiety and worry everywhere, not...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Robert Rivest will share powerful mindfulness practices that accentuate the positive, build greater resiliency and compassion for yourself and others, and empower you to live your best...

Cost: $20 early bird

Where:
Online
, MA


Sponsor: Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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