Paul Downton created this beautifully illustrated guide to thinking about cities and the ideas of urban nature. It shares a perspective that honors what we in Novasutras call agaya and ubuntu.
Our beloved Earth has three green hearts -- Amazonia, Congo and Sundaland -- the worlds three major equatorial rainforest systems. These are places of unfathomable complexity and diversity, places of beauty and wonder. They are the living embodiment of agaya and ubuntu -- joyous, raucous, mysterious, fierce and lovely. Join the event on Fri, Feb 12th, 9am PST.
We offer these meditations for well-being on Earth, at or near the times of the four main phases of the moon (about once a week, times vary). We celebrate the ever-changing moon as a reminder of the dynamic change that is essential to life, with an emphasis on global unity and loving-kindness to all beings.
Christmas is traditionally a time for protecting the innocent, sheltering the displaced, and feeding the hungry. In this season of giving, we should demand that ALL of America’s children are fed and housed, with an effective eviction ban.
The Georgia runoff elections may well determine whether relief comes to the millions of children going hungry and at risk of eviction. The safety of every child in the US may depend upon a national eviction ban.
This Solstice is Dec 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun being overhead in southern Africa, and the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at dusk, make this Solstice a special time for honoring ubuntu. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness.
We seek to manifest a community of practice; to cherish our diversity of experiences, age, wealth, culture, gifts, talents and focus. A community of practice is a way that people with shared concerns and passions learn from one another, support each other, and grow in skills and abilities.
Thanksgiving can become a celebration of agaya and ubuntu, through the Native American tradition of the "Thanksgiving Address." What are you grateful for? How do you celebrate ubuntu and agaya?