Med 3 - Homework

 

Fall 2017  

Meditation and the World

Readings and Films

 

Readings for Week 2

 

Readings in preparation for Week 2

2-1 

2-2 

 

Internet viewing

  1. Watch: “The New Story” with Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 1: The New Story” (6:48)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRykk_0ovI0

 

Extra Credit  (only if you have the interest and time)

For background on Thomas Berry, explore his website www.thomasberry.org . There you can find many essays and videos of his lectures.

 

 

Readings for Week 3

 

Readings in preparation for Week 3

3-1 

3-2 

 

Internet viewing

  1. Watch “Ecology: A New Story” by Brian Swimme, lecture at Seattle University, available on YouTube (73:28)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeX8Tzt8ur0
  2. Watch “The History of Our World in 18 Minutes” a TED talk by David Christian (17:40)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqc9zX04DXs

 

 

Readings for Week 4

 

Readings in preparation for Week 4

4-1    

4-2  

4-3

 

 

Internet viewing

  1. Watch: “Where Are We” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 2: Where Are We?” (8:03)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZckDXoFSy0
  2. Watch “Birth to Earth” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 3: Birth to Earth” (10:27)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDr9wh_dGH8
  3. Watch “Earth to Life” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 4: Earth to Life", (10:41)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaI6lCNZvZ0
  4. Watch “Life to Human” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 5: Life to Human” (8:57)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnRJb-c4JEU
  5. Watch “A Brief History of Everything” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KYTJ8tBoZ8 by Neil deGrasse Tyson. An astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science communicator, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Tyson presents a brief summary of the new cosmology coming from observational science. (8:30)

Readings for Week 5

 

Readings in preparation for Week 5

5-1

5-2

5-3 

 

Reading available on Internet

  1. “Overview of Cosmic Evolution” by Eric Chaisson  https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~ejchaisson/cosmic_evolution/docs/fr_1/fr_1_site_summary.html

 

Internet viewing

  1. Watch “Journey of the Universe,” with Brian Swimme (2011) This epic award winning documentary (60 minutes) explores the human connection to Earth and the cosmos. Learn about the only planet on which you will live. The film aired on PBS and is available online at www.vimeo.com/36950412 Use password: whowouldyoube619. Website: www.journeyoftheuniverse.org .

 

 

Readings for Break Week

 
Internet viewing
1      Watch “Home,” HOME   an extraordinary movie about the only planet on which you’ll live. This 90 minute evening activity will help you understand why caring for creation is so important. You can learn more about how to protect and preserve our environment by living a lifestyle that is more respectful of the Earth and its inhabitants. 

 

 

Readings for Week 6

 

Readings in preparation for Week 6

6-1

6-2 

6-3

 

Reading available on Internet

  1.  “Being Human in the Age of Humans” by Rick Potts  http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/558814/24193191/1389465212067/Being_Human.pdf?token=%2BtEXzZta%2F67X2X06andiM6Tnwdg%3D

 

Internet activities

  1. Watch “The Current Moment” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 6: The Current Moment” (9:35)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw0RS2Tfk74
  2. Watch “Why We Struggle Now” a TEDex talk by Michael Dowd (20:26)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDMOF7qtlh8

 

 

 

 

Readings for Week 7

 

Readings in preparation for Week 7

7-1

7-2

7-3 

 

Reading available on Internet

  1. “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis” by Lynn White  https://www.uvm.edu/~gflomenh/ENV-NGO-PA395/articles/Lynn-White.pdf

 

Internet activities

  1. Watch “Where are we? Theme: Environmental Sustainability” a video from the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” symposium, produced by Pachamama Aliance, on Vimeo (9:53)  https://vimeo.com/3866930
  2. Watch “Where are we? Theme: Social Justice” a video from the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” symposium, produced by Pachamama Aliance, on Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/groups/awakeningthedreamer/videos/3886013

  1. Watch “Where are we? Theme: Spiritual Fulfillment” a video from the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” symposium, produced by Pachamama Aliance, on Vimeo (5:03)  https://vimeo.com/3929295

 

 

Readings for Week 8

 

Readings in preparation for Week 8

8-1   

8-2

8-3

 

Internet activities

  1. Watch “Being Present” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 7: Being Present” (3:16)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCfOoPCdq1E
  2. Watch “Being Authentic” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 8: Being Authentic” (2:04)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-miyaElIs
  3. Watch “Being Inclusive” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: “Swimme 9: Being Inclusive” (4:11)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltOWgiMiBGo
  4. Watch “Being Responsible” by Brian Swimme, located on YouTube at Brian Swimme Video Series: Swimme: 10 Being Responsible” (3;27)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8ZcSw1KOSM

 

 

Readings for Week 9

 

Readings in preparation for Week 9

9-1 

9-2 

9-3 

9-4 

 

Internet activities

  1. Watch “Teilhard de Chardin in the Age of Ecology” by Thomas Berry available on YouTube (59:54)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKEBQe4c7n0

 

Readings for Week 10

 

Readings in preparation for Week 10

10-1

10-2 

10-3 

10-4   

 

Internet activities

  1. “Reality Reconciles Science and Religion” a TEDex talk by Michael Dowd (18:14)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QeTWVw9Fm4
  2. “The Wombat” (1:03)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHyH3MPgZDo