Peace with All Life with Sailesh Rao
Imagine a radically inclusive, equitable human society that is in harmony with a thriving natural world. You are invited to wake to the notion that compassion for all life is infinitely sustainable. Sailesh Rao talks about compassion and the Codes for a Healthy Earth: Cultivating Peace with All Life.
Sailesh Rao is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. As a systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, Sailesh worked on the Internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. In 2006, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full-time, in the spiritual and environmental crises affecting humanity. He is the author of Carbon Dharma… and Carbon Yoga… He is also the Co-Executive Producer of the trilogy of documentaries, The Human Experiment, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, and What The Health, which explore the systemic causes of human and environmental ill health and of the documentary, The Compassion Project.
Many Cultures, One Human Family, Healthy Earth with Ben Bowler
Imagine an intercultural, intergenerational and interfaith collective joining forces to amplify the impact of all people and groups working to make the world a safer and more inclusive place. Ben Bowler and his team at Unity Earth weave threads of unity within the colorful diversity of the human family and the ecosystems that sustain us. Listen is as Ben talks about Codes for a Healthy Earth and how it fosters that unity and peace across the planet.
Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, a global network building a worldwide movement for unity and peace. In 2006 he and his wife Jildou moved to Thailand to volunteer along the Thai-Burma border. In 2008 they founded Blood Foundation together, a NGO focusing on education projects. In 2008 Ben founded Monk for a Month in Chiang Mai offering men and women the opportunity to experience Thai temple life and temporary ordination. In 2010, Ben launched Muslim for a Month in Turkey offering guests a first-hand experience of Turkish Islam and Sufism, underneath the spiritually inclusive banner of Rumi. A year later, he launched World Weavers, offering spiritual immersion programs in Tibetan India, Nepal, Cambodia and Ethiopia. In October 2015, at the Parliament of World’ Religions, Ben launched 1GOD.com, an online platform aimed at countering religious fundamentalism, relativism and western materialism. Since then he has worked to build UNITY EARTH into a global platform that can support and empower the many grassroots movements working towards unity and peace in the world.
Codes for a Healthy Earth with Shelley Ostroff
The urgent and complex global challenges we face will not be resolved from within the same systems that created them. Today, people of all cultures and ages are rising up around the world to demand a fundamental transformation of how we organize ourselves as a species. Citizens of Earth are uniting around a whole-system healing framework that effectively supports citizen-led self-organizing at the local and global levels. Join us the first riveting conversation in a series about Codes for a Healthy Earth: Cultivating Peace with All of Life.
Shelley Ostroff (PhD) is an author, activist, artist, leadership consultant, and social entrepreneur focused on initiating and supporting whole-system healing processes on a global level. She is the founder of togetherincreation.org and 7days-of-rest.org, platforms and initiatives dedicated to the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.
Honoring the Foundations of Life with Shelley Ostroff
Imagine a world where we join hearts with people on every continent to connect in stillness, compassion and dedicated action for intentional planetary healing. Now is that time! If you share a commitment to protect and honor the foundations of life, listen in as we focus on earth, water, fire, air, climate, biodiversity, and the web of life with Shelley Ostroff.
Shelley Ostroff (PhD) is an author, activist, artist, leadership consultant, and social entrepreneur focused on initiating and supporting whole-system healing processes on a global level. She is the founder of www.togetherincreation.org and www.7days-of-rest.org, platforms and initiatives dedicated to the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants.
Grief and Beauty in the Wake of Disaster with Trebbe Johnson
When the places we love are devastated by human interaction, natural disaster or a combination of the two, it feels devastating and overwhelming. How do we cope? We can mourn what we’ve lost and say goodbye. We can donate money or call our congressional representatives, or we can ignore the damage entirely. However, we can also discover hope, and even beauty, in what remains. Author and Activist, Trebbe Johnson, suggests that the creation of art, ritual and even joy to honor these lost or “wounded” places is not just possible, but is in fact crucial to our collective healing.
On today’s episode:
What “All Things Connected” means to Trebbe 3:40
Grief and beauty 6:15
Radical Joy for Hard Times 9:40
Waste is an orphan 13:50
Wounded places 16:45
We hurt when the Earth hurts 23:00
What does it mean when we care? 30:00
The gaze 35:05
The gift of beauty 38:55
Creating hope and joy 42:30
What can I do to help? 49:40
Trebbe Johnson is an author and frequent speaker on the relationship between people and nature. Her previous books are The World Is a Waiting Lover and 101 Ways to Make Guerrilla Beauty, and she has won many awards, including the John Masefield Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Telly Award for a video made for the UN on the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. She has led workshops, retreats, and rites of passage programs internationally since 1995, such as a retreat in an old-growth clear-cut forest, a ceremony at Ground Zero after September 11, and a walk in weapons testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base. In 2009, Johnson founded the non-profit organization Radical Joy for Hard Times, dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. She regularly speaks at a variety of events, from the Stephens College Commencement to the Parliament of the World’s Religions to the Sierra Club. Johnson is a contributing editor at Parabola Magazine and an active member of the Wilderness Guides Council, the Florence Shelly Stewardship Committee, and SCAN (Susquehanna Clean Air Network). She lives in rural northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Wisdom and Consciousness of Mother Earth with Anneloes Smitsman
Disconnection from ourselves, each other, the earth and the sacred in all life is something we hear a lot about on The Dr. Julie Show. Advice from visionary thought leaders and experts on the topic are entering the mainstream more and more. But we’ve never heard the voice of the mother—Mother Earth that is. Listen in as we explore the wisdom and support that our planet, as a caring and conscious mother, shares for our collective flourishing.
Anneloes Smitsman (PhD(c), LLM) is a writer, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, educator, and system developer for transformational change and whole system learning & innovation. She holds a Masters degree in Law & Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and is finalizing her PhD as external researcher at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Her PhD thesis is titled “Into the Heart of Systems Change”. She is the CEO & founder of EARTHwise Centre. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and more recently Mauritius. Anneloes played a key role in various social change movements; providing legal and transformational strategies for how to leverage and unite local efforts with international frameworks through a shared Vision. Examples are: Le Morne UNESCO Maroon Cultural Heritage in the fight against slavery and oppression; Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline; Divestment from Fossil Fuels campaigns; the Bhutan Dialogue to support healing and reconciliation for the Bhutan refugee situation; and the We Stand With Africa campaign to catalyse collective support for the famine crisis.
Anneloes developed the Education for Sustainability programme when she worked as Founding Director at ELIA-Ecological Living In Action. She continues to lead this programme today from EARTHwise Centre under the Youth Future Stewards programme. This has served as a model for whole-curriculum implementation of sustainability education for the transformation of conventional educational systems.
Through her love, wisdom and insight Anneloes inspires and supports people to actualise their true potential, and work collaboratively for a world and future where all of us can flourish. Buy her book: Love Letters from Mother Earth.
Rest as Restorative for Ourselves and Our Planet with Shelley Ostroff
What would happen if we joined hearts with people around the world to connect in stillness, compassion, and dedicated action for intentional planetary healing? Imagine a thriving world where we all mindfully take time to rest, remove stress, noise, and toxins from our lives. Now is that time! Shelley Ostroff invites us to take “7 Days of Rest” to realign our hearts with each other and with the loving intelligence and order of nature.
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Distressed by the suffering humans are causing to each other, animals and the planet, Shelley spent many years learning about integrative pathways for local and global health and vitality. After exploring processes that impact individual and system vitality, she developed a holistic approach that draws on a broad range of experience in different countries and traditions. The holistic approach addresses some of the damaging consequences of assumptions that currently drive social organization. It integrates insight from complementary disciplines and offers conceptual and practical frameworks for nourishing vitality of people and planet.