Bergen Vermette has lived internationally for most of the last 10 years. He has worked with community development projects on 3 continents, and currently leads programs for Canadian youth on international issues and global citizenship. At present he's completing a much dragged-out undergraduate degree in International Studies.
Bergen's major areas of writing interest for Beams and Struts are global issues, (evolutionary) spirituality, and popular culture. He's a meditator, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitor, and enjoys traveling by motorbike.
If you're in BC come meet some visiting Salvadorans. They're touring and speaking about the connection between resiliance, community development, and spiritual practice.
A prayer from Bruce Sanguin, looked at through the lens of meditation.
With many perspectives on the Occupy Wall Street action, here's a revisist of Enlightened Activism.
We're expanding the podcast section. Come check it out.
Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of the global nonprofit EnlightenNext. Here he discusses traditional enlightenment, the new enlightenment, and how to experience both.
Chris Hedges lays it down at the Occupy Wall Street Protests in NYC.
Linking, networking, remixing: Gen-Y is stepping-up to take care of business. And we'll all benefit.
In honour of the Occupy Wall Street protests that began today, a selection of politically conscious hip-hop.
Art can move culture. But it has to challenge it first. Where are the artists who are challenging our culture?
A Beams & Struts exculsive reveals the shocking truth!
Arrgh, pirates are a pain. But on the high seas of Somalia, cannon balls won't cut it. We need something a little more...creative.
A live look at great musical artists who died at the age of 27.
You may not have super strength, but if you have an iPhone you're a little bit more than human.
Looking at different maps is a cool way to mess with your perspective.
Should Evolution be Taught in School? If you think yes, what might it mean for the future of our species?
When regular mountain climbing just won't do anymore...
Does an iconic kiss tell us anything about our times?
Buckminster Fuller, trim-tabs, and new perspectives on life.
The 2012 Summer of Heart is set to be this generation's Summer of Love
- Tom, great to see this inquiry out in the world! Thank you for asking these questions of us all. Loved… Written by Kristina King Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- I love this conversation because I’m involved with the Integral Center in Boulder (formerly Boulder Integral). We have a mission… Written by Michael Porcelli Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- I like the infra-sangha Tom! (thanks for making a link to our article) With love, Ria Written by Ria Baeck Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- Great Job! Written by Bonnitta Roy Meta-Sangha, Infra-Sangha: Or, Who is this "We" Kimo Sabe?
- David thanks, that's a fantastic quote, really captures in pithy form many of points being made in the essay. Tim,… Written by Trevor Malkinson Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- One more resource to add regarding Rhizome. A friend just turned me on to this, a short book posted online… Written by David MacLeod Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- Thanks Tim, I should probably read that Smil book. We should also throw Dr. Charles Hall's name into the mix.… Written by David MacLeod Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
- Hi Trevor/David I'd have to add Vaclav Smil's 2005 book Energy at the Crossroads to the reading list. For mine… Written by Tim Winton Rhizomatic for the People- Notes on Networks and Decentralization
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