Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.
The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A summary of its findings, which was approved by representatives from the United States and 131 other countries, was released Monday in Paris. The full report is set to be published this year.
Malidoma Patrice Somé Phd., West African Elder, author and teacher, as representative of his village in Burkina Faso, West Africa, has come to the west to share the ancient wisdom and practices which have supported his people for thousands of years.
The holidays might be over, but in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, the season's celebrations are just beginning. The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival kicked off on Friday, featuring huge illuminated ice castles and exquisite sculptures covering nearly 150 acres of land.
Excellent documentary on connecting the inner and outer worlds of consciousness.
ri Prem Baba is a Brazilian spiritual guru (he refers to himself as a master) who operates in a traditional Indian style, but also incorporates other approaches. His teachings are a mixture of psychological group work, meditation, bakthi spiritual practice, and powerful hallucinogenic drugs, like Ayahuasca. Prem spent the beginning of his life trying various paths in search for the truth. He claims to have obtained a new spiritual awareness after consuming drugs in a forest.