Catherine Ingram on TV & Mitchell Rabin on Radio: A Better World Newsletter 1-19-2014

This Week’s Blog, TV & Radio Show January 19, 2013
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Catherine IngramThis evening’s guest is well-known and loved Dharma Teacher, Catherine Ingram.
Catherine  is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Since 1992 she has led Dharma Dialogues, which are public events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Catherine also leads numerous silent retreats each year in conjunction with Dharma Dialogues. She is president of Living Dharma, an educational non-profit organization founded in 1995.
Catherine has been the subject of numerous print, television, and radio interviews and is included in several anthologies about teachers in the west.
A former journalist specializing in issues of consciousness and activism, Catherine Ingram is the author of two books of nonfiction, which are published in numerous languages: In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual/Social Activists (Parallax Press, 1990) and Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness (Penguin Putnam, 2003); and one novel, A Crack in Everything (Diamond Books, 2006). Over a fifteen-year period beginning in 1982, Catherine published approximately 100 articles on issues of consciousness and activism and served on the editorial staffs of New Age Journal, East West Journal, and Yoga Journal. For four years she wrote the Life Advice column for Alternatives Magazine based in Oregon.

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For the past thirty five years, Catherine has helped organize and direct institutions dedicated to meditation and self-inquiry and, more recently, human and animal rights. She is a co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts (1976). She also co-founded the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in The Hague, Netherlands (1991) and is a member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet. For six years (1988-1994), Catherine also served as a board director for The Burma Project, dedicated to raising international awareness about the struggle for democracy in Burma. She is currently serving on the board of Global Animal Foundation, which works on behalf of the world’s animals.

Catherine and Mitchell have gotten quite friendly over the past few years from the time she was first a guest on A Better World and it is a real pleasure to have her back on to go into further depth with Mitchell on her work.

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MitchellTonight, please join Mitchell Rabin on the air for a discussion on the more pressing matters facing us as humans, such as our facing the 6th Great Extinction, the effect of Climate Change, Solar Activity and the importance of human communication, verbal and non-verbal, in re-shaping our future.
Mitchell is a transpersonal psychotherapist, communication consultant, acupuncturist, Stress Management Consultant, Host & Producer of A Better World Radio & TV, teacher, eco-entrepreneur. Mitchell has chapters in several books, such as The Code, The Fire from Heaven and The New Heart at Work. He additionally writes for Natural News and the Huffington Post.

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The main subject today is looking at how we communicate and how we do not, both the speaking and listening parts of the process and which brain functions we are engaging in the process, and are the heart and soul engaged, or just the superficial mind?
How do we manage our stress, our emotions?  How do we perceive: is the world dangerous or safe?  What forms our belief systems?
How do we lead the most empowered, happiest, enlivened, loving lives we can?  Worth thinking about? Worth discussing? You betcha!
The door is open to you all to call in at 602 753-1860, but please not all at the same time!


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Take a Look at TPP & Don’t Just Sit There–Do Something!

You know, our rights, privileges and sensibilities, the procedures of law and protection to which we’ve become accustomed, our food, water and air safety, relatively minimal as they are to many of us with higher standards, are still higher than many countries in the world; but are about to be abrogated, and these standards are about to be lowered to the lowest common denominator, all for the sake of corporate profit, and we will have little recourse. 

tppWhat?  Is this possible? Oh yes!  It’s around the corner, literally.  It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Obama and many others, those who were behind Nafta, are behind it–the same neo-liberal crowd of Naftaself-interested politicians and corporatists.

JOBS!!!!  Oh yes, JOBS!!  It’s unbelievable that this little 4-letter word has become so mesmerizing to so many.  In hypnotherapy, we rely on a few words to induce a trance.  I have never seen one however, in all of my years of training, more effective than this one: JOBS!  Who asks “where”, or “which”, or “how”, or “for how long”?  Or anything for that matter.  The word itself, said with a certain pitch, brings rational people to their knees, and ready to sign any piece of paper that has even the vaguest notion of an implication of a meager and modest reference to “JOBS”.  To their knees!  It doesn’t have to be true.  Truth has nothing to do with it.  Just utter the word and walk away–it’ll have its shiveringly exciting, galvanizing effect.

tppThe TPP won’t create jobs–it’ll create a corporatized fascism.  Don’t believe me?  No problem!  Listen to my interview with Mitch Jones from Food & Water Watch (  Go to:  Listen to Gary Null’s interviews with several leading journalists about TPP.  Listen to Amy Goodman’s interview with Lori Wallach:  GET EDUCATED!  Because if this passes, when you begin to see what it means–the virtually total abrogation of our rights as protected by our very own Constitution and protective laws regarding food, water and air and you’ll have proven to you that they no longer have legal force in contrast to that of the TPP’s judiciary.  Will you say “We didn’t know?”  Yes you did.  It was right here all along. It was made loud and clear on Gary Null’s noon show over and again, Democracy Now and virtually all of the alternative, internet media outlets.

What to do?  Easy.  EASY!!!  Call your Congressperson and your Senator.  Call the White House.  Tell them All to stop Fast Track and vote against the TPP, or don’t even let it come up for a vote.  Post it and educate others.  Other than Global Warming, it is probably the most threatening element to human civility and human life as we know it.

Sam Daley HarrisIt is time for us to speak, make known, vote loudly and clearly, daily, with what we buy and to literally call our representatives sort of like brushing our teeth.  I am working on this myself as a practice, yes.  Not easy, beyond my comfort zone, true.  But I’m getting more practiced at it and better.  Writing and speaking, calling and petition-signing.  But calling and leaving voice messages or speaking to staff is best.  Raise hell as a Citizen-Legislator. That’s the American Spirit!  It doesn’t matter who is in office, it matters that you tell them how you, Constituent, wants them to vote, over and over.  That, my friends, is Participatory Democracy.  That is Democracy-in-Action.  That is Government for the People, by the People.  Anything else is a loss of power and a loss of vigilance.  Take a look at Re-Claiming Our Democracy, by Sam Daley-Harris, who was a guest on A Better World a couple of times (the first on the subject of Micro-credit and the second, on this book–

Difficult eh?  I know!  unpleasant! at first. There are stages. Sort of like dealing with death, but the opposite: being active in life.

After the discomfort and disbelief that you’re doing something that may first seem so hopeless, it it becomes fun. That is followed by amusing and invigorating.  One starts then to feel that he or she is really influencing their political representative, because they are!  It starts to feel so good you just want to do this every day, at least once per day.

Then, one turns another corner: one feels foolish for letting so much time pass without calling one’s representatives (all of them) having squandered this precious opportunity for so long by not doing it!  It’s like throwing away money, or chips at a casino!  It doesn’t make sense–we’ve been given this precious right to Speak Up, socially-actively, purely legally, stepping into one’s power, and yet, we watch the news instead and get disgusted, perturbed, pissed off depressed?  No!  Turn that around!  USE your Democracy before it uses you!

meditatorIf you really want peace, from your inside core to the vast stretches of the Universe, be free in your body, your mind, your heart and in your society. If you leave any of those out, you’ll feel uncomfortable and perhaps claustrophobic, that’s something’s just ‘not right’.  Goldie Lox would not be altogether comfortable.  Yes, have a calm mind and disposition and from that inner state, speak your piece and peace will be yours.  Use the Democracy as it has been designed and given unto you.


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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: for a list of all the blogs/articles.
The latest article is on the use of renewable energies for a peaceful Iran/Middle East and to replace all nuclear energy plants with renewable sources, such as wind, solar, hydro-power, geothermal, tide power, ocean power and on.  Read:  And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
Then there is Mike Adams’ 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: for my articles.

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