using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : Nov 2007
SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2007 91 causes that Hawken describes interlock— their efforts work together unintentionally. Organic farmers and people concerned about pesticides in their bodies were one of the sparks behind the farmers’ market movement, now the fastest-growing part of America’s food economy. And that new emphasis on local food also helps with cli- mate change, since it takes far less energy to raise your vegetables near to home. And since, as sociologists havwe found, shoppers at farmers’ markets have ten times as many conversations as shoppers at supermarkets, those farmers’ markets have turned into (to extend the medical analogies) a kind of petri dish for the next rounds of activism. There are many reasons this movement is coming to the fore right now. One, to make use of Hawken’s metaphor, is be- cause it’s so badly needed—we’re desper- ately sick. But the need coincided with the means. The rise of the Internet as a tool for political and social organizing is only beginning to be understood, but it has definitely rewritten some of the power balances. (Some presidential candidates, for instance, are now raising more money online, in $40 chunks, than they used to raise from big corporate contributors.) And there’s one other condition too: the fall of the Soviet Union and the rest of the Communist bloc removed one option from the table. Almost no one in the mar- velous and endless taxonomy of groups that Hawken provides at the end of the book, and through his WiserEarth web- site, is interested in a centrally planned to- talitarian state. Instead, just the opposite. This is a movement imbued with the twin insights of ecological science: everything to its niche, and everything connected. Hawken contends this is a moment as grand as what some have called the Axial Age that saw the rise of everyone from Socrates and Buddha to Jeremiah and Jesus, an age “in which much of the world turned away from violence, cruelty, and barbarity.” It does feel as if we live at the dawn of such a moment, but also that we live in the dark twilight of the industrial era. Let’s work on the assumption—and Hawken gives us ample ground to do so— that day will break before night can fall. ♦ His Holiness Menri Trizin 33rd, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, “throne-holder” and spiritual leader of the Bon religion, will return to the USA to transmit the last of a three-part teaching on the uniquely Bon A-Tri Dzogchen meditation system. This teaching will include the practice of phowa (rainbow transformation) and A-Tri Dzogchen initiation. Students wishing to receive these teachings need not have attended any of the previous retreats. H. H. Menri Trizin 33rd WORLD LEADER OF BON TO GIVE THIRD A-TRI DZOGCHEN TEACHING IN USA October 30 – November 4, 2007 Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York For further information, visit www.bonfoundation.org Also available in quality paperback, hardcover, and audio editions. www.yogananda-srf.org Tel. 818.549 .5151 Paperback $7.00 “A life-changing book... Start reading (or rereading) it today!” — Yoga + Joyful Living “This book is a must-read for the budding yogi, the spiritual veteran looking for deeper understanding, and everyone in between.” — Yogi Times “I keep stacks of Autobiography of a Yogi around the house, and I give it out constantly... When people need ‘regrooving,’ I say read this, because it cuts to the heart of every religion.” — George Harrison P ARAMAHANSA Y OGANANDA NOV 78-103.indd 91 NOV 78-103.indd 91 8/31/07 10:45:29 AM 8/31/07 10:45:29 AM