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SHINE YOUR FIERCE LIGHT WORKSHOPS


This fall I will be touring throughout the US and Canada with the popular and transformative SHINE YOUR FIERCE LIGHT  workshop.   I hope you can join us in Seattle, The Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, San Francisco, Charleston, Atlanta, Dallas, New York City or Toronto, with more dates being added all the time.
 
I hope you can join us!  
 
For dates and facebook groups, go to http://www.fiercelight.org
 

”Inspiring and Energizing.”~Leslie Hayman

A WORKSHOP WITH VELCROW RIPPER

This fierce workshop with spiritual activist and award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper explores the power that is released when spirituality is combined with action.  Gandhi called it "Soul Force,"  Thich Nhat Hahn calls it “Love in Action;” for Ripper it is "Fierce Light.”  It is the power of the sacred warrior, heart centered and fierce at the same time.   Featuring dynamic "engaged spirituality" practices and meditations, visualizations and exercises, the workshop will offer key tools to unleash your own "Fierce Light" and  take action from a spiritual perspective.  

FIERCE LIGHT BLASTS OFF!


What an exciting 14 weeks it's been!

Lanterns of Memory: Hiroshima Day Film


 Lanterns of Memory

Featuring Hiroshima survivor, Kae Goh Ogura

With text by Martin Luther King Jr.

Directed and photographed by Velcrow Ripper 

 Filmed in Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 2001   

Here's a short film I did called "Lanterns of Memory" about this day, August 6, sixty-four years ago, when we dropped the Atomic bomb on HIroshima.  

This film became part of my feature documentary about my journey to the ground zero's of the world, Scared Sacred

 

UPDATE ON THE BRAD WILL CASE IN MEXICO



Mexico's fake RCMP report backfires

August 5, 2009

It's been a busy and interesting week regarding developments in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the U.S.

First, there was the report in the Mexican media on July 29 that an investigation by officials from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police into the murder of U.S. independent journalist Brad Will affirmed the conclusions drawn by the Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) regarding his death.  The PGR, contrary to all available evidence, claims Will, shot in Oaxaca in 2006, was killed at close range by a anti-government protester.  The media reports raised more questions than they answered. For example, why was the RCMP investigating this, and why, as evident from the reports, did they carry out such a clearly laughable investigation?