Andrew Furst

How I built My Crowdfunding Video Myself – The Presentation

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First:If you got the money, I highly recommend using a professional like Explanation Video to build your crowdfunding video. The video I created is less than professional, but 2 days into the campaign I’ve managed to raise 1/3 of the funds.  So at the very least it did not harm the effort. If you’re like me, and possibly many aspiring crowdfunders, DIY might be the only option. Money is what you’re short on. In this first installment I’ll talk about building the presentation. The Basics The Presentation laptop & Internet…read more

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Silence Is Often The Messenger

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There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens. With wandering talk it closes. -Rumi Wisdom is rarely expressed, and when it is, silence is often the messenger. In practice, silence is like a well collecting water, it succeeds by waiting. Waiting is the practice of opening. When we wait, unexpecting, our reward is endless, gratifying, and just what we need. We are opened pores. We are eager clear eyes, unblocked ears and we receive. most people are perfectly afraid of silence –…read more

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An update on Thich Nhat Hanh’s health: 16th November

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Sharing this information from Plum Village in France Posted on November 16, 2014 by Plum Village — No Comments ↓   Official Announcement Re: Thay’s health situation Plum Village, 15 November, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Thầy is now in a hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care and attention. New tests have been done. Doctors report that Thầy is showing good…read more

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Qigong Video – Dancing With The Ever Changing Universe

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A few years ago, Rev. Nathan McElligott filmed two brief qigong videos. They were intended to introduce you to the qigong practices of the now defunct Buddha Heart USA. These practices are still an integral part of what my Sangha practices, so I wanted to republish them. This simple sequence of movements, done on a consistent basis, is an easy but powerful way to open your body and center your mind. These practices are something you can do at home along while watching. When doing the exercises, you will be bringing body, breath, and…read more

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An Experience of Nature is an Experience of Space and Energy

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I’m pleased to share with you this guest post by Jake Karlins, a fellow Buddhist and Northeast Massachusetts resident.  I encourage you to visit and follow his blog Selfless Self Help. He has written a companion piece to this article there.  An Experience of Nature is an Experience of Space and Energy Any experience of nature, as it’s called, is an experience of energy and space. A Buddhist might call this an experience of emptiness and form, same kind of idea. One of the most powerful experiences of nature I can remember is…read more

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Hospital

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Our Beloved Teacher in Hospital | Plum Village.   Official Announcement Re: Thay’s present health condition and how to support Thay’s recovery Plum Village, November 12, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014, Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his…read more

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