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Monday, June 16, 2014

Video: short Talk "Reflections on Presence from Ancient Cultures: Lisa Kristine" at Wisdom 2.0

Watch "Reflections on Presence from Ancient Cultures: Lisa Kristine" (20:22 minutes) at Wisdom 2.0 2014 in San Francisco California, humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine shares her direct first-hand experience of our world through her photographing the world's ancient cultures. Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through the series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

"We are at a time in humanity when we have incredible technologies - and we are being asked to marry these with an equivalent transformation of heart."
- Jack Kornfield Wisdom 2.0 Conference

"Where the technology and contemplative communities ... hash out the best ways to incorporate these tools into our lives -- and keep them from taking over."
- Wired Magazine Wisdom 2.0 Conference

More videos of Wisdom 2.0 ~ on Technology, Gratitude, Generosity, Social Responsibility, Wisdom, Mindful Workspace, Technology and the Brain, Disconnection to Connect, Business etc ...

More Videos of Lisa Kristine ~ talks from direct first-hand experience of our world as a photographer

Related TED Talk "Viewing Humanity" "Shine a light on modern day slavery" photography by Lisa Kristine

Related feature film "Sold" (Trailer) based on a true story.
Gillian Anderson, actor, plays a photographer based on Lisa Kristine

Related documentary film "#standwithme" (watch full film) based on a true story.
After seeing a photo by Lisa Kristine, of two enslaved boys in Nepal, Vivienne Harr 9 years old is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from slavery, she sets up her stand every day, rain or shine. In telling Vivienne’s story, #standwithme examines the realities of modern-day slavery, the role we play in it as consumers, and the importance of knowing the story behind what we buy. 

 Ayutthaya was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. 
It was once considered by foreign traders as one of the largest and wealthiest citites in the East. 
These Buddhist monks stand below a vibrantly flowering tree in the ancient city

Wisdom in Business conference
"Founders from Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Zynga and PayPal, and executives and managers from companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco ... in conversations with experts in yoga and mindfulness." - The New York Times

 Founded in 1416 and once the largest monastery in the world, 
Drepung housed over 10,000 monks. 
The main assembly hall, or Tsogchen, 
where this image was made, 
is riveting with 108 pillars 
supporting the atmospheric enormity of the sacred hall; 
it is magnificently lit 
by filtered sunshine and pungent yak butter lamps. 
Scholastic monks gather in huge mass for recitations; 
chanting of the Holy Scriptures fill the Tsogchen 
with a hauntingly rich and resonant texture of belief and commitment. 
Meeting a person whose religious purpose 
is to bring betterment to all sentient beings, 
who does not only have the intellectual capacity of Buddhism, 
but is a living embodiment, is an extraordinary experience.

 The Drokpas, or nomads, of Tibet are a visible presence 
in this province bordering the Himalayas of India. 
They travel in groups of families; 
the men tend to the yaks in the grasslands 
while women make butter and cheese. 
They also weave and tan sheep and yak skins 
used to make garments to protect them from the fierce Himalayan winters.

 The Himba wear little clothing, 
but the women are famous for covering themselves with otjize, 
a mixture of butter fat and ochre possibly to protect themselves from the sun. 
The mixture gives their skins a reddish tinge. 
This symbolizes earth's rich red color and the blood that symbolizes life, 
and is consistent with the Himba ideal of beauty.