A Better World Newsletter 6-7-15 Jeffrey Smith on GMO’s & Sivananda Yoga Taught In Prison

This Week’s TV & Radio Shows & Blog for June 7, 2015
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jeffrey-m-smith1Monday, June 8, 7pm EDT:  Mitchell’s guest this evening is internationally-renowned spokesperson, author & filmmaker about genetically-modified organisms (GMO’s) Jeffrey Smith.

Buy Jeffrey’s books & Videos Here.seeds of deception_

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.hqdefault

Jeffrey’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.

His books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, which is the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, which is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers.I_am_not_a_science_experiment1

A dynamic keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by thousands of news outlets including: The New York Times,Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, A Better World TV and the Dr. Oz Show.

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Wednesday, June 10, 6pm EDT: On this week’s radio program Mitchell focuses on a special project taking place in a medium-security prison in upstate NY where inmates are learning classical Yoga, meditation and ancient Vedantic teachings and training to become Yoga instructors, an innovative program which is the first of its kind in the country. At the time of this writing, we are still waiting on being joined by an expert on the privatization of the prison system to join in the second part of today’s radio program.
Discussing this project with Mitchell are  Executive Director of Sivananda Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, NY, Sri Nivasan, and Manager of the Ashram, Mahadev .Chaitanya.
Sri Nivasan, Director and senior teacher (archarya) of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch served with his guru and yoga master, Swami Vishnudevanda.  swami vishnudevanandaSrinivasan has dedicated his life to the path of Inner Peace and Unity in Diversity as taught and lived by Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. With this vision, he heads a community of Yoga practitioners at the New York Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch; he acts as the American editor of the Yoga Life magazine; he is now studying world religions in the All-Faith Seminary with the great Interfaith Rabbi Joseph Gelberman; and like all the Sivananda Acharyas, he trains Yoga teachers and tours extensively propagating the teachings of Yoga.”
Srinivasan has also begun numerous initiatives at the Yoga Ranch over the years, including Conferences on Environment and Sustainability.  With his team at the Ranch, they are solarizing the Ranch in coordination with the larger community.  Very forward thinking, Srinivasan invites leaders in different fields to educate the yoga students and instructors in a holistic way.  He also leads the ashram’s move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of yoga.

mahadev200Mahadev Chaitanya, manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, has been dedicated to the practices for nearly a decade. As the main Hatha yoga teacher for Teacher Trainings at the Ranch and in the prison, he is a wonderful teacher who effortlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into today’s modern lifestyle.

 The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch is currently leading a yoga Teachers Training Course at Otisville medium-security correctional facility in New York State, training 15 inmates to become yoga teachers. The initiative – the first one of its kind in the US – is taking place in April-October of 2015.

The 15 inmates trainees are extremely motivated and eager to learn about Yoga’s different facets. We are witnessing their metamorphosis as they open up ​more and more, practicing yoga asanas, meditation, chanting and learning yoga philosophy.​ ​For many of them, it’s the first time in years they are experiencing this level of relaxation.

Mitchell has been a friend and member of the Sivananda community since 1999, having made TV programs there in the beautiful Catskills.  He has been teaching Qi-Gong, Stress Management & Therapeutic Theater to the Yoga community there since 2000.  
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Trans-Pacific Partnership & Fast-Track: Needs Action

TPP-ULTIMATE-POWER-GRAB-BY-CORPS-400x245 (1)Fast-Track was passed in the Senate two weeks ago, but not in the House.  What is Fast-Track?  It’s our Congress handing its obligation to its to negotiate and modify laws that in the interest of their  con-stituents, to the Executive Branch of government.

In short, this is an abdication of our representative’s solemn vow to represent us.  Fast-Track shouldn’t be an option. But in a corrupt system, it  unfortunately is.  We can still defeat its passage in the House with concerted effort: contacting our Representatives by phone and email, immediately. 

 Let them know you oppose Fast-Track and TPP.  To learn more about both, tune in to these three A Better World radio  interviews I conducted over these past few months with some of the leading experts about TPP and Fast-Track:

Here’s easy access to Congress: https://www.congress.gov/members

Following are a few radio programs on the subject in which I am interviewing experts in the field:

http://abetterworld.tv/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp    http://abetterworld.tv/abw-radio-tpp-fast-track-cop-21-in-paris http://abetterworld.tv/mitchell-rabin-on-our-future-tpp-ethics-spirituality/

Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP).Learn more about and review the TPP, a treaty whose greatest cheerleader is nothing short of our President.  The tenets of TPP and the other two trade agreements on the table, virtually completely in secret (why would that be??) threatens,if not stopped, U.S. judicial authority over legislative decision-making and subordinate the entire Dept. of Justice, including the Supreme Court and all hard-won Congressional legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, all protections of food, worker safety and on, to a selected international corporate arbitration panel.  Not elected, not known.  A privately hired cabal of international lawyers, accountants and businessmen with one thing in mind: their profit.  At everyone else’s expense. Yes,you heard right. This is the TPP.  

Whatever you may hold as sacred in our way of life in the USA is going to be legally jeopardized.  We don’t want to live in a bubble but to see what’s up and do something about it.  There are two other trade treaties being negotiated right now too.  Idea of magnitude?  Even though the number of issues we face as a nation and as a world are many, if we do not defeat this absurd, inhumane treaty, it will make our challenges to all the other issues close to impossible to legally overcome. tpp info

The TPP alone covers 40% of the world economy.  One of the others involves same with Europe.  Are you getting the seriousness of this?

In regard to Representatives reviewing the chapters of the TPP, they are permitted to read text alone, no staff to discuss points with, no notes can be taken, and then not even the entire TPP text.  What?  Why such peculiarities posed to our own government’s Congress?  Is this a secret proceeding?  What is so secret?  And if Fast-Track passes, there is no debate, only up to 20 hours of discussion but no ability to modify at all.

screen-shot-2012-06-10-at-4-53pjun101Then it goes to an up or down vote, Yay or Nay.  End of a story in our efforts toward sovereignty, civility and democracy. If you want to upgrade the course of history, go to: https://www.congress.gov/members and take action.

Given the fact that we have a rational function in the human mind, that is, it can manage ratios, proportions of information, meaning, data, given that we have a pre-frontal cortex, we are capable of awesome creativity, thinking, feeling and reason.  We are capable of impeccable integrity. Yet, we are staring at a situation in which the future of human lives across the planet are being determined by the tenets in a largely undisclosed, secret document that the “leader of the free world”, President Obama, wants to sign into law without discussion.

tpp secretIf we could all digest the irrational outrageousness, preposterousness of this and its inherent lack of integrity in respect to both its content and legislative process, we would make it a very top priority to not ask, but demand our House of Representatives to defeat Fast-Track and then the TPP and other so-called ‘trade treaties’ in one fell swoop.  They are not about trade–the little we’ve seen suggests that they are about the acquisition of power.


Mitchell’s Heaven On Earth Salon: in NYC, Next Class on Thursday, June 18, 6-8pm

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Facilitated by Mitchell, these workshops include the participant learning Stress Management techniques, from Chi-Kung exercises and meditation to Mind-Body/Holistic Perspectives, health and wellness practices, the role of emotions and mind in health & well-being and disease, as well as the principles of Sacred Stewardship, awakening the Soul through uncovering Life-Purpose and moving into action toward empowerment, wellness, meaning, well-being and prosperity on all levels.

These are some of the areas we’ll be addressing using group dialogue, Therapeutic Theater and other ways of activating our creativity and human potential. Participants are introduced to Higher Brain Living, accessing the other 95% of our human potential, as well.
What the group members are reporting about the depth of their experience, getting in touch with wisdom, compassion, understanding, empathy along with a fount of humor is heat-rending and inspiring.  There is a true sense of building community from the inside out.  Out of this is a form of leadership the world is hungry for, especially those in formal, leadership positions.  This level of authenticity serves those attending the group in every facet of their lives, personal and professional.
If interested please contact me at mjr@abetterworld.net and put into the subject line: Heaven On Earth. $40/person, Short walk from Wall St. express stop. TRS Office Suites, 40 Exchange Place, 3rd Fl. Easy access.
  Mitchell now Offering Higher Brain Living Sessions in NYC
higher brain livingA revolutionary gentle touch technique that releases the grip of the fear and stress based “lower brain” and moves energy and metabolism to the “Higher Brain,” where all of your joy, passion, and purpose live.Founder of Higher Brain Living,
Want to move yourself and our society out of a fear-based one? Move the energy in your brain to the other 95% of its potential. This process is engaged in doing just that.
To schedule a session, call 212 420-0800.
Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program

hebAnd with something we use as a stand-alone, without any counseling, is the Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program, which shapes the energy field per one’s own affirmative statements and declarations in language one wants to shape oneself with. It’s like being an artist with words and thoughts, mixed with frequency, shaping a hologram we call you. For more detailed information and a request form go to: http://abetterworld.tv/the-harmonic-energetic-balancing-program/



Read Mitchell on Huffington Post & Natural News
the-huffington-post-with-mitchell-rabinFor over two years now, Mitchell, invited by Arianna Huffington, has been writing for the Huffington Post. The subjects range from how to deal with stress to socially-conscious business, from challenging hydro-fracking to how to develop sustainability, green-thinking and humanity in the new-paradigm corporation & society. Go to: www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-j-rabin for a list of all the blogs/articles
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
Then there is Mike Adams’ NaturalNews.com which is another place where I’ve published articles on Health, Stress, Total biology and Wellness, a site that tells so much about what’s really going on in our society, you really don’t want to miss it! Go to: http://www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html for articles I’ve written there.
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
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