Buddhism

Evolutionary Cultural Design

Pamela Boyce Simms

Pamela Boyce Simms refers to herself as a Buddhist-Quaker Evolutionary Culture designer. She has worked as convenor of the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH), and currently represents Quaker Earthcare Witness at the United Nations. New Jersey born-and-raised, Pamela's journey has included decades living in West Africa and living in a Buddhist monastery.

World of Music in Detroit

Joe Kidd
Sheila Burke
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

For the past 3 years, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been awarded the Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding World Music. With 60's folk music roots mixed with Appalachian/Celtic/Bluegrass/Country/Middle Eastern/African/Native American spirituality, influences, and rhythms, Joe & Sheila make moving, meaningful, music.

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Gandhian Iceberg - A Nonviolence Manifesto

Chris Moore-Backman
Chris Moore-Backman

It's time for a super-charged, profoundly-rooted, sustainable and transformative revolution, and Chris Moore-Backman has an inspired take on the needed way forward. He is the author The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning, loaded with thoughts, words, and images which will radically enrich the path of all who read it. Chris has a couple decades experience with nonviolent action and training, most recently with an emphasis on efforts to end the age of mass incarceration.

The Buddha Would Dig It - Eve Decker

Eve Decker
Eve Decker

Eve Decker weaves health and healing through her music, with a mixture all her own of Buddhist teaching and insights, plus Jewish wisdom and mysticism, and even modern psychological understandings. Combining her compelling voice with beautiful melodies and transcendent themes, Eve is a blessing in musical clothing!

​Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Buddhism, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist

True Power: A Powerful Nonviolent Anti-nuclear Simple Living (Blind) Woman

Nelia Sargent
Nelia Sargent

Nelia Sargent is a life-long activist, with decades under her belt doing and teaching nonviolence methods, coming of age with the anti-nuclear organization called the Clamshell Alliance. She's chair of the board of the Albert Einstein Institution, founded by Gene Sharp to advance the study & use of nonviolent action.

Calling Angels

Judy Kass
Judy Kass

Judy Kass took a long hiatus from sharing her music with the world, but was reignited in her zeal to share by the loss of almost 300 colleagues on 9/11. Judy's music draws on a deep exploration of our human condition, to find ways to call in angels to assist us.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Buddhism, Non-affiliated, Unitarian Universalist

Brain Rats & A Full Voice

Barbara McAfee
Barbara McAfee

In her mission to model and teach the content, Barbara McAfee has produced 7 CDs plus a book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence. She also leads two other groups, The Morning Star Singers and The Flowering Women. Having found the path herself, she is devoted to guiding others to their full potential.

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:

Agnostic, Buddhism, Evangelical Christian, Jewish, Presbyterian

We're All In Heaven

Sarah Vos
Sarah Vos

Sarah Vos is a founder and lead vocalist of Dead Horses. With poise, depth, and beauty, she and the band take listeners on a sensuous and soulful glide through layers of experience and meaning. With language that is evocative and comforting, Sarah welcomes you into a piece of heaven. They'll be appearing at the Great River Folk Festival in LaCrosse, WI, August 27, 2016.

Poet Laureate & Eggplant Heroes

Max Garland
Eggplant Heroes

Max Garland is a professional backslider, was Wisconsin's Poet Laureate 2013-2015, and makes music as part of Eggplant Heroes. With deep roots in Western Kentucky and a 'lover's quarrel' with the religion of his childhood, Max retired recently from teaching in the UW-EC English Dept.. Look for the bonus song & excerpts!

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