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3 02, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact on the Anti-War Movement in the 1960's and 70's and continues to speak out against [...]

30 01, 2018

Ai WeiWei “Human Flow” Film Screening

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Women's Voice Now is hosting their first community event of 2018: - The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei - The Human Flow: Artist Ai Weiwei’s exposé of the International Refugee Crisis Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Doors open at 5:00pm, seating is limited. This is [...]

8 01, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture without some type of religion. Many people mistaken Religion with a Culture and Vice Versa. [...]

1 12, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even worse, persecuted if they stayed in China. Once situated in Taiwan, the country gave them [...]

20 03, 2016

Fambul Tok

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , |

"The Family Tree bends, but it does not break." -Sierra Leone Proverb Sierra Leone suffered a devastating 11 year Civil War in 1991-2002. Between 50,000-300,000 people have been killed, many people became handicap, 2.5 million people displaced from their homes, and not to mention the emotional scars left on the people for life. And all this [...]

9 10, 2014

10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By | October 9th, 2014|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

  I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, "A Path Appears". LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other [...]

27 12, 2012


By | December 27th, 2012|Categories: Malaysia|Tags: , |

As i'm lounging by one of the most beautiful pools i've seen in the world, with an island bar in the middle you could swim to, here at the Renaissance hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I can hear the 3rd call to prayer from the local Mosque. This reminds me of my travels to Istanbul [...]

2 10, 2012

Be the Change You Want to See

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: India|Tags: , , |

Today marks the 143rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, which is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and celebrated world-wide as the International Day of Non-Violence. Let's celebrate with this catchy beat, MC Yogi's loving tribute to Gandhi, a gorgeous video that was four years in the making, called "Be The Change (The Story of Mahatma [...]

18 07, 2012

Happy 94th Birthday Nelson Mandela!

By | July 18th, 2012|Categories: Africa|Tags: , |

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail for leading an armed anti-apartheid campaign and became president in 1994 until 1999 in South Africa. He was the first to be elected into a fully represented Democratic Election. Mandela is considered one of our most respected modern day role models among with Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Martin [...]

10 03, 2012

My Response to the KONY 2012 critics

By | March 10th, 2012|Categories: Africa|Tags: , , , |

With every cause trying to do good in this world, are critics who are going to challenge and oppose it. After 50 million views of the Kony 2012 video in the past 4 days, are just as many cynics such as the most popular "Visible Children". The Complaints: 1)  Only 1/3 of the funds from [...]