Tag Archives: Fear

Stop Travesties from the Oil/Carbon Combustion Complex

Excerpt from the futuristic book: “New Planet, New World” which completes the bookend of a trilogy. The precursors are awards winning Redemption and Trailing Sky Six Feathers. Order at http://www.ianprattis.com

The final book is presently under completion.

Redemption front cover

“The billionaires amongst you have well equipped and tightly defended underground bunkers to escape to – but I have bad news for you. The deep core drilling for oil and gas all over the world, particularly in fragile ocean beds, have compromised the tectonic plates at the center of the Earth. The tectonic plates are now moving faster and rising closer to the outer crust of Earth. Where they collide precipitates world-wide volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that will first of all destroy your underground bunkers. It is estimated that billions will die from the volcanic explosions and many of those surviving will likely die from poisonous gases and the inevitable tsunamis in every ocean. Fifty years ago seismologists provided the critical evidence that deep core drilling is directly associated with the rapid increase in global earthquake and volcanic epicenters. Tectonic plates ride on a fluid like core, known as the asthenosphere, and the tectonic plates that are now colliding trigger massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Repeated warnings from scientists to ban deep core drilling were ignored, bringing the unspeakable into reality.”

Front Cover Trailing Sky Six Feathers

2013 Fall Study Session at Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

2013 Fall Study Session at Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Pema Chodron

The Fall 2013 Study Session at Pine Gate Mindfulness Community will be based on Pema Chodron’s “Fully Alive” retreat. This is on 2 DVD’s and totals 5 hours. This series will commence on Thursday October 17, 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

2 copies of the book – Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change – will be purchased for the sangha library. You are encouraged  to get a copy for yourself – either from Singing Pebble or Serendipity bookstores in Ottawa.  The DVD’s and discussion sessions will be interspersed with the Buddha’s Foundation Teachings that Ian will offer to the community, plus important ceremonies such as Deep Relaxation, Touching the Earth and the Five Mindfulness Trainings Recitation ceremony. Maybe also a Tea Ceremony to stir into the pot of dharma.

“The focus on “Fully Alive” addresses the difficult times we are in. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn’t we cling for safety of the shore – to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits?

Pema Chodron teaches: that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to greater suffering. In this recorded retreat, based on the program “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change” she provides a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly, present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. It’s the secret of being fully alive. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support. The teachings and practices include:

1. A teaching – based on Native American prophecy – for cultivating the ability to take nothing personally.

2. A guided meditation for developing patience in the midst of irritation.

3. A curiosity practice to release your mind from old habits.

4. Tips for accessing your innate strength and confidence – simply by altering your posture.

5. Ways to make your practice the impetus for serving others.”

Let’s rock this coming Fall Study Session!

Directions to Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Directions: Take Queensway to Woodroffe S. exit; Go to Baseline Rd; RT on Baseline; RT on Highgate (2nd  light); RT on Westbury; LT on Rideout Crescent and follow it round to 1252 Rideout Cr. – home of Pine Gate mindfulness Community. Contacts: 613 726 0881; iprattis@bell.net ; Chill.Carolyn@gmail.com  Attendance is by donation according to means.  Ball Park: $5 – $10. Teacher: Dharmacharya Ian Prattis, True Body of Wisdom