I spent last week in Sydney receiving teachings from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen’s Jewel Lamp: A Praise of Bodhicitta
For those who couldn’t make it, His Holiness’ teachings are available to watch online via YouTube:
(you might spot me in the crowd ~25-35 seconds into ^this^ one)
And there was a public talk at the end on secular ethics:
Other city’s public talks go up over the next few days with some streaming live, here:
Some of the numbers are a little old, today mining 1 block will earn 25 bitcoin and 1 bitcoin is currently worth ~$US125.
Both of these talks where part of “TEDxWhitechapel – Visions for Transition – Challenging existing paradigms & redefining values (for a more beautiful world)”.
Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion
Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness
There’s also some background info over on Tricycle.
I’ve always wanted to learn to sail. My dad used to say that a boat was a money pit, but perhaps he thought boat owning was an expensive venture because the triads always used to try to sink the junk that we owned in Hong Kong as apparently it had the wrong coloured ball on the top of it’s mast.
I found this awesome documentary (above) over on boingboing. It’s about a crew from the Anarchist Yacht Clubb lead by Moxie Marlinspike , who refit an old fibreglass hull, name it the S/V Pestilence and sail off to The Bahamas.
Who wants to join me when I sail around Australia?
Ok… I don’t know if it’s wacky, but it sure is cute. I think I found this on Reddit somewhere, but I don’t recall exactly where. Google Translate renders the title in English as “Part comic comic genius child Twin Rabbit Rabbit“… machine translation obviously has a little way to go yet…
Please enjoy this video of cute bunnies…
TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …
cycles by cyriak
During the last few months I’ve really been enjoying some of the music videos produced by Nataly and Jack of Pomplamoose. They use a technique dubbed ‘production-as-performance’ whereby the music video shows pretty much everything that goes into the music.
Here are some more links to their work: