Global Cooperation, Peace & Freedom

The Global Silent Minutewas launched on December 21st, 2019 as a once-only event to create a planetary pause to recalibrate Humanity to its true destiny within the Universe. In recognition of its restorative, revitalizing impact, Global Silent Minute has continued as a daily practice. 2020 was the year in which this daily rhythm was anchored throughout the planet. In the face of global challenges, to meet together daily for one minute of silence – the exact same minute everywhere – enables us to harness the power of cooperation on both sides of the veil for global cooperation, peace and freedom. Join Dot Maver, Founder of the Global Silent Minute, for this uplifting conversation.

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Dr. Dot Maver is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is a co-founder of the Global Silent Minute and is a founder and board member with the National Peace Academy USAGlobal Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. and Garden of Light. Her work in education, politics and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model. She is a speaker and facilitator focusing on the spirit of cooperation and creating the conditions for a Culture of Peace.

Choosing Earth

Choosing Earth with Duane Elgin

Choosing Earth takes us on a journey that extends a half-century into the future to explore our world in a time of unprecedented transition. We will explore a whole-systems view of the converging adversity trends facing humanity and three major scenarios for the future that are most likely to emerge from these powerful trends.  By illuminating deep changes that are already underway, we find hope for the emergence of a mature, planetary civilization beyond our times of crisis. Duane Elgin invites us to actively shape our future rather than be passive victims of denial and delay.

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Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized author, speaker, educator, and citizen-voice activist. His books include The Living Universe, Promise Ahead, Voluntary Simplicity, and Awakening Earth. He received Japan’s Goi Peace Award in Tokyo in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture

Making the Global Shift Now

Making the Global Shift Now with Ervin Laszlo

We are launched on a process of profound change—a total-range global transformation. The crisis we have been experiencing is driving us to change whether we wish it to or not. Our choice is not whether, but how to change. Our guest, Ervin Laszlo, will encourage you to look at the dawn of a better world and your role in building that world.

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Dr. Ervin Laszlo, author or editor of more than seventy books, has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings. Generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, he was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He serves as the founder and president of the Club of Budapest and was past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

The Greatest Transformation in All of Human History

The Greatest Transformation in All of Human History with Elisabet Sahtouris, Kurt Johnson, and Bob Atkinson

How do we navigate the liminal space of the greatest transformation in all of human history? We live in one planetary community in which all its diverse parts are vital contributors to the functioning and well-being of the whole. We all have a shared sense of responsibility to live for the good of the whole. It’s time to address our collective crises and build a better world, made up of cooperative communities caring for all life. Join Evolutionary Biologist, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, and co-editors of Our Moment of Choice, Dr. Kurt Johnson and Dr. Robert Atkinson, for a riveting conversation.

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Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD is an internationally known evolution biologist and futurist, speaking on all five continents; teaching Living Economies and How to Navigate our Perfect Storm of Crises. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History, she taught at MIT, the University of Massachusetts, contributed to the NOVA-Horizon TV series, became a fellow of the World Business Academy with an honorary Chair in Living Economies and a fellow of the Findhorn Foundation In Scotland, is on the Advisory Board of Ethical Markets, Tree Sisters and other organizations. Dr. Sahtouris is a co-founder of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network and of Rising Women; Rising World. She has convened international symposia on Foundations of World Sciences in Japan and  Malaysia, is currently a Professor in Residence at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Dr.Sahtouris is the author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us, Biology Revisioned, with co-author Willis Harman, and, her latest: Gaia ‘s Dance: the Story of Earth & Us. She has appeared in numerous films, given TED talks in Germany and Morocco, and has chapters in many book anthologies. 

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Kurt Johnson, PhD, has worked in professional science and comparative religion over 40 years. A prominent figure on international committees, particularly at the United Nations, he is author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age (2013), two award-winning books in science: Nabokov’s Blues (2000) and Fine Lines (2015) (Brian Boyd Prize for scholarly writing, 2019), and, most recently, co-editor of Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future, a 2020 book from the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.

Kurt has served on the faculty of New York’s Interfaith Seminary for 12 years and, for 25 years was associated there with the American Museum of Natural History. He is host for the Convergence radio series on VoiceAmerica, a series featuring global change-makers, and an editor of three magazines:  The Convergence, Light on Light, and Conscious Business. Ordained or certified in five religious traditions. Kurt has a PhD in Evolution and Ecology and is author of over 200 scientific articles and seven books. Among many other associations he is a founder of the UN NGO Forum 21 Institute, is President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders.

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Robert Atkinson, PhD, author, educator, and developmental psychologist, is a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness.  He is also the author or co-editor of eight other books, including Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future (2020), Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969 (2019), Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), and The Gift of Stories (1995). He is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal myth-making, founder of One Planet Peace Forum, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders

A New Evolutionary Trajectory

A New Evolutionary Trajectory with Jean Houston and Ervin Laszlo

We live in challenging times. Yet, what if we are poised to become more than we think we can be—more than we can imagine—as a species? The birth of new ways of using our human potential and our shared, common humanity are converging with both new science and the direct experience of oneness. We are coded with potential and today we will look at a new evolutionary trajectory with Dr. Jean Houston and Dr. Ervin Laszlo.  

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Dr. Jean Houston, is a scholar and researcher in human capacities. For the past forty years she codirected the Foundation for Mind Research in New York City and Ashland, Oregon, focusing on understanding latent human abilities. The author of some twenty-six books, she is also a senior United Nations consultant in human development and the founder of a program of cross-cultural mythic and spiritual studies dedicated to empowering change agents.

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Dr. Ervin Laszlo, author or editor of more than seventy books, has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings. Generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, he was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He serves as the founder and president of the Club of Budapest and was past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.ourmomentofchoice.com

The Heart of Evolution

The Heart of Evolution with Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, Diane Marie Williams, and Claudia Welss

It’s our moment of choice—a time to shift to the next level of human evolution. Will we choose mass extinction, or mass evolution, where we usher in humanity’s biggest, collective consciousness shift in history? Can a shift in consciousness begin with LOVE? We’re going to look at the power of the heart with Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, Diane Marie Williams and Claudia Welss.

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Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston. A pioneering scientist and modern thought leader with a passionate interest in physics and cosmology, he is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven and Living in a Mindful Universe.

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Karen Newell is an author and specialist in personal development with a diverse body of work that rests upon the foundation of heart-centered consciousness. As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery by demonstrating how to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition. She is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and co-author with Eben Alexander III, M.D. of Living in a Mindful Universe.

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Claudia Welss is chairman of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and with the Global Coherence Initiative. She invited HeartMath to coach corporate executives while director of executive programs at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and to join the Digital Earth/Digital Mind initiative for the International Symposium for Digital Earth. She is also on the board of Space for Humanity and is Chair of the Invest In Yourself Working Group at NEXUS Global Network.

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Diane Marie Williams is the Founder and President of The Source of Synergy Foundation. She was the Initiator with Deepak Chopra of one of its main projects, the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She served as Founding Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the United Nations in New York and Chair of this committee in Geneva where it originated. She was a recipient of the Spirit of the United Nations, the Golden Rule and the PEMAC Peace Awards.  

Change Our Story, Change Our World

Change Our Story, Change Our World with Gregg Braden and Jude Currivan

We are waking up inside an outdated story—an erroneous worldview—trapped inside a narrative that isn’t true. New science and ancient spiritual wisdom have given us an evolved understanding of reality. A whole worldview can guide the evolution of consciousness and lead us toward a unifying framework for whole-systems health and healing. Both Gregg Braden and Jude Currivan agree, when we change our story, we will change our world for the better.

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Jude Currivan PhD is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author, most recently of the award-winning andbest selling The Cosmic Hologram and previously one of the UK’s most senior business women.  She has a Masters degree specialising in cosmology and quantum physics, and a Doctorate in archaeology researching ancient cosmologies. Experiencing life-long multidimensional realities and working with wisdom keepers of many traditions, her work integrates leading-edge science, consciousness research, and universal wisdom teachings. She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and co-founder of WholeWorld-View , aiming to serve the understanding, experiencing and embodying of unity consciousness and empowering transformational change.

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Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, scientist, consultant and renowned as a pioneer in the emerging paradigm based in science, spirituality, social policy and human potential. From 1979 to 1991 Gregg worked as a problem solver during times of crisis for Fortune 500 companies. He continues problem-solving today and his research has led to 15 film credits and 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages. The United Kingdom’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 8th consecutive year, and he is a 2020 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Gregg is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is active with visionary organizations including the Arlington Institute, the HeartMath Global Coherence Initiative and The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. He has presented his discoveries in over 32 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies and the U. S. military.

Cooperation as the Evolutionary Impulse for Survival

Cooperation as the Evolutionary Impulse for Survival with Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey and Bruce Lipton

Consciousness, One Mind, Conscious Evolution… These words and concepts create a rich and vital roadmap for our future and this “moment of choice.” Join three epic, evolutionary leaders, Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey, and Bruce Lipton, in a deep dive into conscious evolution. You’re invited to consider “cooperation” as the impulse guiding our next evolutionary leap for humanity’s survival.

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Joan_Borysenko_573178844.jpegDr. Joan Borysenko is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. A licensed psychologist and Harvard Medical School-trained cell biologist, she synthesizes cutting-edge science with deep humanity. A New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, she has work that has also appeared in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal and on public television and numerous websites. She is president of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Larry_Dossey_992627940.jpgDr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health.  He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore:  The Journal of Science and Healing.  He is the author of thirteen books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world.  His most recent book is ONE MIND:  How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters.  He lectures around the world.

Bruce_Lipton_538924958.jpegBruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co- author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

Conscious Enterprise and Social Change

Conscious Enterprise and Social Change with Rinaldo Brutoco and David Gershon

What is Conscious Enterprise and Social Change? Gino Pastori-Ng writes, “Tranforming the global, exploitation-based economy into an equitable and life-affirming system for collective well-being is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. We can map every current societal problem to our economic model, which treats life itself as a commodity.” Rinaldo Brutoco and David Gershon, co-authors of Our Moment of Choice, join Dr. Julie to talk about the core principles of social change and re-inventing business and the planet for the good of the whole.

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Rinaldo Brutoco is an accomplished futurist, author, speaker and founding president of, the World Business Academy, a collaborative network of mindful individuals collectively exploring the leading edge of business and a pre-eminent publisher of new paradigm business literature. He is the co-author of a book published last year, Freedom From Mid-East Oil, and several other books in prior periods.

Rinaldo’s work includes a great deal of travel as a featured speaker at business schools, conferences, and at senior-level executive meetings. He serves on the board of The Men’s Wearhouse, Omega Point Institute, Peace Partnership International, the Ojai Film Festival and has served on numerous other boards including The Gorbachev Foundation, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, State of the World Forum, The Peace Alliance and The Center for Earth Concerns, adding to his ability to transform companies through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Rinaldo formed The ShangriLa Group where he consults, as principal, on an extremely wide variety of business applications at both the micro and macro level, both internationally and domestically.

He has served as Chair of the Evolutionary Leaders Administrative Circle (September 2009-November 2010). When he is not traveling, Rinaldo and his wife Lalla divide their time between their homes and offices in Ojai, CA and Hawaii.

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David Gershon, co-founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on behavior-change and large-system transformation, and applies this expertise to issues requiring community, organizational, and societal change. His clients include cities, government agencies, large corporations, and social entrepreneurs. He has addressed a wide diversity of issues, ranging from low carbon lifestyles, livable neighborhoods, and sustainable communities to organizational talent development, corporate social engagement and cultural transformation. Over the past thirty years the empowerment programs he has designed have won many awards, and a major academic research study described them as “unsurpassed in changing behavior.”

David used this empowerment proficiency to organize at the height of the cold war, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund and ABC Television, one of the planet’s first major global consciousness-raising initiatives—the First Earth Run. Building on his background as the Director of the Lake Placid Olympic Torch Relay, he used the mythic power of relaying a torch of peace around the world to engage the participation of twenty-five million people in sixty-two countries, the world’s political leadership and, through the media, an estimated 20 percent of the planet’s population in an act of global unity. Millions of dollars were also raised as part of this event to help UNICEF provide care for the neediest children of the world.

Gershon is the author of eleven books, including Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World, winner of the National Best Book Award, and the best selling Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds. He co-directs Empowerment Institute’s School for Transformative Social Change which empowers social entrepreneurs and change agents from around the world to design and implement cutting edge social innovations. He has lectured at Harvard, MIT, and Duke and served as an advisor to the Clinton White House and the United Nations on behavior change, community empowerment and sustainability.

Building a Better World in Your Backyard

Building a Better World in Your Backyard with Paul Wheaton

The list of global problems is massive and overwhelming. When confronted with such significant problems, our first instinct is to tell the bad guys to stop being bad. Paul Wheaton believes the reason we see so many people angry is because they genuinely care. But they seem to get stuck at being angry. He says that if you spend a tiny fraction of that time doing the things mentioned in Building a Better World in Your Backyard, your global positive impact will be a thousand times greater.

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Paul Wheaton, dubbed The Duke of Permaculture by Sepp Holzer and Geoff Lawton, is an author, producer, Certified Advanced Master Gardener, and tyrannical ruler of two online empires. After a successful career as a software engineer in aerospace, Paul became obsessed with everything permaculture. He has created hundreds of youtube videos, hundreds of podcasts and written dozens of articles. You can find all of it at Permies.com.