Two online learning gems this month:

The first is the Transforming Aging Summit, hosted by Ron Pevny, author of the book Conscious Living, Conscious Aging and director of the Institute for Conscious Eldering. Held March 3-5, and free of charge, it features many of the seasoned movers and shakers of the “conscious aging” movement, often in conversation with Ron. Sponsored by the Shift Network. Click through and see the details, it looks like a rich conversation and very worth your time.

The second is a new film, Compassion, Truth and Adversity, featuring Ram Dass and Sharon Salzberg. This film pinpoints the ways in which we can transform our adversity, by being honest with ourselves, and compassionate and truthful with others. As Ram Dass says, “Compassion is not acting as if we need to help another person, it’s like one hand pulling the other out of the fire. It’s all part of the same body.” It’s offered free online (you can also make a donation to RD’s Love Serve Remember Foundation, which makes it all possible). Enjoy these teachers while we can!

21 Days of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations in the Universe. The frequency of gratitude can immediately lift your spirits, eliminate fear, and open your heart to receive love. Gratitude sends a crystal clear message to the Universe saying that you would like more to be grateful for.

This inspirational video was well responded at TED conferences and film-maker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed.
Spoken word and music montage created and composed by Gary Malkin. Narration written and spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast.

Great Bell Chant

And enjoy this Great Bell Chant (the End of Suffering), a short video with beautiful visuals and the voice of Thich Nhat Hanh — a shared prayer for the well being of all beings as this new year dawns.

Blessings as the Sun again moves northward toward spring,  and the Light “gets to you,”