Physicist Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. Says It Best

  Image Source: Dreamstime | © Junkeyan One of the most important ways in my experience to gain new knowledge, to have new ideas and to share new ideas, as well as to explore new fields and nurture creativity, is dialogue. I have used dialogue with scientists, philosophers and business people. The form of dialogue has become my main mode of working and of gaining knowledge. I do read a lot of books also, but I will read books especially when they follow a dialogue or when they are supported by a dialogue. Dialogue is an exchange of ideas that
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Editor’s Desk: You Are Deputized To Make A Difference

Busyness, info overload, squeezing too much into too little time, we’re all stressed and bowed down by the oversized burdens we’re being asked to carry in these chaotic and challenging times. I can’t blame anyone for wanting to just tag out of the fight because it is easy to feel insignificant in the face of the enormity of the stakes we face. Let me tell you what helps me keep from curling up in a fetal position and pulling the covers over my head. I get to invite the most effective, enlightened, and wise warriors of the possible to a
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Mindfulness in the Marketplace with Marc Lesser

Mindfulness is both profound and potent. Marc Lesser suggests that it is not about holding the busy world at bay, it’s to cultivate a more alive, responsive, effective and warm-hearted way of being within the world as it already exists and within a life you already live. This deep dialogue explores how to find composure right in the midst of the storm and ways to integrate mindfulness into our daily life. He shares the story of how, with no experience as a cook, he ended up as chief cook at a major Zen retreat center supervising fifteen people to serve
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Spotlight: From Science to Mythology

  What is the role of myth in our personal lives? What are the archetypal difficulties of men and women and how do they differ? What happens when we are called to the hero’s journey but don’t listen? How did Einstein discover that imagination was more than facts? How is a Newtonian, mechanistic view still embedded in present day science? The answers to these and many other questions are explored with these wisdom elders in these four MP3s, especially selected from the New Dimensions Program Archive. Discovering Your Personal Myth  with David Feinstein, Ph.D. and Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Program 2151
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Be A Trim Tab – Make A Difference

Trim Tab is a term I first heard from Bucky Fuller. It is the very small tab that runs down the rudder of a very large ship and when turned it begins the process of turning the entire ship. The trim tab is CRITICAL to changing the momentum and direction of a large ship.   You can be a trim tab to New Dimensions by your donation which keeps these vital, relevant, and exciting deep dialogues as part of the current conversation. Each week we bring a guest who raise the sails of wisdom and effective strategies against the prevailing
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Transforming Suffering into the Light Of Our True Nature with Lama Palden Drolma

Even though we ultimately desire to be happy, most of us find ourselves taking in sorrow, pain and tragedy through everything we see, hear and feel both in our own experience and through the media. It’s like we are breathing in suffering and this suffering, both our own and that of others, can sit inside us, weighing us down and dampening our happiness and well-being. There is a Tibetan meditation practice called Tonglen that can allow that suffering to be transformed by the light of our true nature. It combines breath, awareness, imagination, and an energetic transformation process that opens
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Let the Sunshine of Inspiration LIght Up Your Heart

When you subscribe to the New Dimensions two weekly podcasts you will find yourself refreshed and revitalized and able to step into your daily life with renewed courage and hope. A recent guest said this about her experience of New Dimensions. Being here today with Justine has been like having a conversation with a very good friend and it’s truly a joy to be able to talk about what matters to me and what, I hope, matters to other people. She creates a safe and supportive environment and being able to see the reflection from Justine’s face helps me to
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Being Claimed by a Myth with Martin Shaw, Ph.D.

Folktales, fairytales, and myths are the way our ancestors tried to tell truth and actually have the earth speaking through them. Shaw says that they are more than just human intelligence at play. Here he takes us on a deep dive into the importance of inviting story into our lives, not as therapy, not as giving advice. He tells us that these timeless stories can be the tributaries that lead us to the bigger river of essential truths that nourish our lives. He challenges us to show “fidelity” to the myth that grabs us, “There is a prudence in absorbing and
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Spotlight: Into The Solution Box With Two Visionaries

These dialogues will move you, inspire you, inform you, and tilt the conversation from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. The central question that drives McDonough’s work is: “How can we best serve all the children of all species, for all time?”  R. Buckminster (“Bucky”) Fuller was an engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. He takes us on a whirlwind tour of history as he connects the dots of unfolding humanity. The Monticello Dialogues, Part I: Democratic Design with William McDonough Program 2900 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 McDonough shares how his early life
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Life is for Celebrating – It is an Evolutionary Imperative

  As we are awashed by a deluge of negative news, I am more and more convinced that along with deepening our understanding of the perilous times in which we are living, we must also include a celebration of life. When we fail to celebrate, we fail to notice those special moments that fill us with joy, however fleeting. I’m struck by something that architect William (Bill) McDonough said to me and Michael Toms some years ago. We were standing on his front porch looking out at a magnificent spring unfolding before us. Michael mentioned a quote from R. (Bucky) Buckminster
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