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August 30, 2017
INSIDE PEACE: The PBS Broadcast Schedule for September

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Click here to see the upcoming PBS broadcast schedule for Inside Peace, the extraordinary documentary that follows a group of inmates doing hard time in a Texas prison as they embark on a journey of personal discovery while struggling with society's roadblocks and dangers.

Inside Peace website
Inside Peace on Facebook

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August 29, 2017
INSIDE PEACE ON PBS!

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Inside Peace trailer

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August 27, 2017
NEW STUART HOFFMAN RELEASE: A Thousand Days With You

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Ta Da! Here is Stuart Hoffman's newest love song, A Thousand Days With You -- a single release from his upcoming CD.

Dedicated to the one and only Jennifer Edwards. All proceeds go to the "Get Stuart Hoffman Out of Debt" fund.

Click link below for the lyrics.

A THOUSAND DAYS (Jennifer's Song)

Life has carved for us a space
Whenever I see your face
I know I have found a love so true
And I smile for A Thousand Days with you

Yes somehow life knew
I had to open to
This feeling inside that only grew
And I'm glad for A Thousand Days with you

I had closed love's door a long time ago
A collision so deep left me reeling

But Life heard my prayer
And somehow put you there
Though I doubted someone could love me
Like you do
And I thank God for A Thousand Days with you

Yes somehow life knew
I had to open to
This feeling inside that only grew
And I'm glad for A Thousand Days
I thank God a thousand ways
And I love a thousand ways with you
And I smile for A Thousand Days with you

released August 26, 2017
Words and Music by Stuart Hoffman

And, in case you missed it last March, LOVE TODAY -- a Hoffman/Ditkoff collaboration

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A NEW KIM O'LEARY RELEASE: Dance Above the Wire

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Hooray! Here's a wonderful new song from Kim O'Leary. Kim is a total treasure and her music radiates love and longing.

And an oldie, but goodie

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August 21, 2017
Your Feedback is Humbly Requested

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." -- Peter Ustinov

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The author of this blog (that's me, folks, Mitch Ditkoff) is thinking about launching a new blog that features the healing, inspirational, and heart/mind-opening properties of humor. In a day and age when there is way too much separating people, nations, religions, and spiritual paths, I am exploring ways of finding common ground via the power of humor and laughter (what some pundits describe as "the universal language").

Towards that end, I am asking you to take three minutes now to respond to this poll, which highlights the potential content of the new blog I am dreaming up -- ClownChakra.org. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to share your feedback with me.

A story that might possibly be included

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August 19, 2017
We Go High!

Announcing the world premiere of WE GO HIGH, Jill Katz and Friends' new anthem to world peace. Enjoy! And please consider posting the link on FB and other social media sites. We very much need peace-themed counter-programming during these challenging times of ours. Yes, there is darkness. But there is also light. And, inspired music with a meaningful message helps bring the light.

In what ways can YOU and your friends do something to help inspire peace -- both inner and outer?

The We Go High website
We Go High on Facebook
58 inspiring quotes about peace

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New Releases from Timeless Today

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Here they are
Video clips
Audio

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August 05, 2017
PeaceCast TV Accepting Submissions Until August 7th

PeaceCast.tv, an inspired online media channel, is now accepting peace-themed video submissions for their September 21st livestream in honor of the International Day of Peace. Got something inspiring to share with the rest of the world? Go for it! Deadline: August 7th.

2016 playlist

2015 Highlights

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Why I Am Flying 27 Hours to Amaroo in September

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On September 7th, I will travel 27 hours to Amaroo (Australia) to spend five days with Prem Rawat and 3,500 other people at an outdoor celebration of love.

When I tell some of my friends, they look at me as if I've gone off the deep end. "Why?" they ask. "Haven't you seen him enough in the past 46 years? Don't you already know what he's going to say?"

Their questions all make sense. Logically speaking, that is. But my experience of seeing and listening to him, live -- especially in Amaroo for five days -- is not a logical thing. It's a love thing. And love is not always logical.

Can I experience this anywhere? Yes, I can. That's the whole point of what he teaches -- that each one of us can experience what we were born for anywhere. No, it doesn't take a trip to Australia to experience it.

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But... somehow... some way -- at least for me -- spending five days, unplugged, in this man's company, helps me get way more deeply in touch with that feeling.

Anyway... as I gear up to make the trek halfway around the world, here are 50 reasons why I am going:

WHY I AM TRAVELING 27 HOURS TO AMAROO

1. Because I want to.

2. Because I can.

3. Seeing Prem Rawat always refreshes, renews, and rejuvenates me.

4. Usually, when I see Prem Rawat, it is only for 90-minutes at a public event. At Amaroo, it's at least twice a day and for five days in a row. Plus, the rest of the time is an off-the-grid festival of love.

5. It's a ton of fun. Make that two tons.

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6. Mucho laughter.

7. Sometimes, a single word or phrase from Prem goes in so deep it becomes a kind of radioactive isotope of awareness -- teaching and nurturing me for years.

8. Joy. Big joy. Huge joy. Massive joy. Gigundo joy.

9. Amaroo is a very beautiful, welcoming place.

10. I like getting in sync with my teacher's vision for bringing his message of peace to the world.

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11. Waking up early with the birds.

12. Seeing a kangaroo or koala bear.

13. Fabulous unexpected connections with people I've never met before.

14. Practicing Knowledge in my tent and knowing I will be sitting in the amphitheater, with Prem Rawat, later that morning.

15. The food tent. Yes, the food tent -- a great place to schmooze with old friends -- some of whom I haven't seen in years.

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16. Reconnecting with my muse. Tapping into the realm from where real poetry comes.

17. The journey there. Each step is an arrival.

18. Realizing, once again, that I have everything I need.

19. Feeling as if every cell in my body is having a party.

20. Getting in touch with the feeling that originally drew me to receive Knowledge in the first place.

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21. Going to bed when the sun goes down.

22. Experiencing heaven on earth.

23. Seeing people from every walk of life from more than 35 countries living in a beautiful bubble of grace.

24. Hot showers in the morning.

25. Many sweet opportunities to serve.

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26. Deep, uncontrollable waves of gratitude.

27. Excerpting some of his talks in the laundry room.

28. Ultimate simplicity.

29. Just walking around.

30. Getting totally soaked with feeling.

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31. The Australian accent.

32. Being rebooted.

33. Daya's Fine Dining.

34. Feeling like every day is the cherry on top of the Sundae on top of the world.

35. Realizing that if I was on my death bed and looking back at my life, the moments I'm having at Amaroo would be some of the most exquisite.

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36. Love, love, love.

37. Getting a fresh perspective on what life is all about.

38. Listening to the truth being spoken beneath the beautiful Australian sky.

39. Enjoying every breath.

40. Getting down to basics.

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41. The best vacation I've ever had.

42. Getting out of my head and into my heart.

43. Everywhere I am is the right place.

44. Learning something every day.

45. Seeing how peace on earth is not only possible, but happening.

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46. Did I mention love?

47. I get to look in a beautiful mirror and see myself clearly.

48. Not having to DO anything to feel totally whole and complete.

49. Feeling. Deep, deep feeling.

50. Feeling good for absolutely no reason.

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If you have learned the techniques of Knowledge, as taught by Prem Rawat, and want to go to Amaroo, click here to register.

If you don't think you have the time or resources to go to Amaroo, read this to open up the possibilities.

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August 02, 2017
INSIDE PEACE Launches a $25,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

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The fine folks who created the award-winning documentary, Inside Peace, about the extraordinary impact of the Peace Education Program in a Texas prison have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the project to the next level. Click here for more details and to make a donation.

Inside Peace Trailer

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