The Heart of the Matter
May 28, 2017


New releases

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May 27, 2017
The Supreme Art of the Teacher

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May 25, 2017

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"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." - Albert Einstein

"It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials." - Bruce Lee

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

"The more simple we are, the more complete we become." - August Rodin

"Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple." - Pete Seeger

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." - Socrates

"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu

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May 23, 2017
The Golden Garden Party


On June 4th, just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, Ron and Rachel Clearfield will be hosting their 10th annual Golden Garden Party -- an inspiring fundraiser for TRPF's Food for People program. Everyone is invited. And that means YOU, even if you live halfway around the world. If you can't get to Asheville physically, no worries -- you can get their metaphysically or, should I say virtually. How? By entering the Golden Garden Party Raffle.

As of today, there are 25 items to be raffled off -- for a total of $2,000 worth of goodies. And more items are being added daily. Raffle tickets are $5, or three for $10. And, since a friend of the project is offering a matching donation, every ticket you buy will trigger another donation for that same amount.

If you have a winning ticket, you get to choose what gift you want. You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to submit your top three preferred items. More about the raffle here.

The Golden Garden Party website

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May 22, 2017
The Hidden Chest Now on Amazon


"The Hidden Chest", a beautiful children's book, written and illustrated by Teresa Payne, was originally created as a gift of gratitude for Prem Rawat, inspired by one of his stories.

Wadi, Prem's daughter, took the book on as a project and published it as "Ebi's Secret" on Words of Peace Global.

Now with Wadi's encouragement, the book has been republished in a larger size and format and is available on Amazon.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the work of The Prem Rawat Foundation.

Order the book here

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May 15, 2017
New Releases from Timeless Today


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May 10, 2017
No Excuses


ED NOTE: Last night, Paul Murtha emailed me the following inspired rant. Here it is, for your enjoyment -- deeply considered reflections on the gift of life that he is very much enjoying. Paul, by the way, is the gent who launched an astounding initiative, in Ecuador, that helped end teen-gang warfare on the streets of Ibarra.

In 1967, I went to Ecuador as a 17-year-old exchange student. The culture, the people, and the ecology got under my skin. In 2005, I sold everything stateside and returned to see what would happen. It was an excellent decision.

Along the way, I learned some techniques of meditation -- as in focus -- that have made all the difference. It is amazing to know, not just believe, that the fulfillment I am looking for is already parked inside me -- full-on, pre-installed, ready equipped, standard issue, innately inherent, and unequivocally right under my nose.

I suspect that if we human beings spent more time discovering what already exists, rather than groping about trying to find what seems to be missing, that the whole ball game might make a lot more sense.

The interesting piece of the puzzle is that I really do know this. I know that the whole enchilada is a pre-given -- closer and more easily available than I can imagine.

As a being of deft feeling, it was a matter of simply redirecting my attention inwards. I mean, what would happen if this stupendously fantastic ability to feel were carefully aimed at the most beautiful, the most spectacular -- the unhinged joy hanging out within?

This already-existing-wonder-within is not owned by anyone. Therefore, there's no certificate to show off, no master's sash, craven image, team membership, rule book, mountain tops, ultimate sacrifice, fees, or donations involved.

I like to consider that an exquisitely wise, creative force knew that I would need a leg-up to complete the mission in this tricky short lifetime. So, all things considered, the treasure was duly placed in the most accessible spot (where I would least think to look) -- smack under my own pillow, as if my million distractions, delusions, and ignorance were already taken into account.

Great, OK then. So let's say that this modern-day mega-bombardment of distractions was un-diagnosed and not taken into account in the original grand design. Meaning, that my increasing inability to focus is thereby a legitimate excuse for staying ignorant of the obvious. That's it, of course. I'm officially off the hook!

But, what if (as gracious compensation for said prevailing challenges) the entire treasure trove was placed intentionally so close-by, handy and easily relearned as to be not only helpful, but generous, kind and trusting to boot?

And Ecuador? I now manage a foundation for social service in the Northern Andes. The latest project is diminishing the crisis of infant malnutrition via agro-ecological family gardens. It is super interesting. And yes, I maintain some sense of clarity in it all by directly accessing the beauty within, regularly. I have no excuses.


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May 07, 2017
You Are Here!


Inspiring, new releases on TimelessToday

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May 02, 2017
An Iraq Veteran Speaks on Peace


Click here for a powerful, 4-minute video of an incarcerated veteran speaking about his discovery of inner peace via TPRF's Peace Education Program. The video, in a a very clear and compelling way, kicks off TPRF's Spring fundraising drive. Imagine. This gent was deployed to Iraq. Then, back in the US, he ended up in prison. A double whammy. But then, behind bars, he got in touch with the peace inside himself. Very inspiring. "I see things in a whole new light," he explains...


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