In Buddhist traditions, unnecessary suffering is caused by the three poisons: passion, aggression, and ignorance. Ignorance may be the most important of these three. It refers to ignorance of the fact that there is no stable, continuous self. There is no self, we are interdependent There certainly can be a stable story of myself: I […]
“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.
Love is easy when we agree. Deep, reliable, and loyal love (of ourselves, our partners, and our community) is known mainly through our ability to connect when we disagree. There are two critical necessities for a good relationship: (1) Getting along, (2) Talking skillfully when you can’t. Much of our culture focuses on the first. […]
The Submersible Dome is a fun and exciting way to introduce live insects to your aquaponic system without them escaping into your living environment. In this video, using recycled materials I will show you how to make a Live Insect Fish Feeder for your fish tank or aquarium. The Submersible Dome VIDEO
Video of a recent 60-minute talk with music in 9, bite-sized bits, entitled: “Saving Rumi: Connecting to Ourselves for Sustainable Well-being”. It’s a good summary of the sustainable well-being project. Through words and music, the talk discusses how our current way of life is the largest failure in human history, advocates making changes to maximize sustainable well-being, describes some psychological principles needed, and suggests solutions, ranging from a scientific and cultural project called “Open Source Life Design”, to solutions being modeled by pioneering communities throughout the world, to an incubating idea for a Community Supported Sustainable Lake House (CSSL).
For the beginning of our third year of Swabi retreats, we started to explore transitioning the group to another phase. These videos explain this transition while also providing some idea of what the retreats are about. Part I, New Ways of Living, shows examples of cohousing and permaculture-inspired ecovillages as potential models for living sustainably. […]