Below you will find the peace, justice and compassion-promoting groups and organizations that participated in The Face of Love is Universal global video campaign. Browse around & trust your heart, should you feel inspired to lend your support! (Presented in the order of appearance in the campaign.)
Follow the work of Tulku Friends of Nepal onFacebook. As a response to the big earthquake in 2015, Karla Refoxo of Tulku Jewels and her dear friends in Nepal set up a fund to help the indigenous Newari community of Patan, Nepal, and many other communities in the area. Over 2,000 people died and many have been seriously injured. Fear, trauma and the grief of loss continues to paralyze the nation.
Through your donations, much healing can be achieved in ways that are so desperately needed. The entire amount will go directly and immediately to the people in need.
Theodore D. Young Community Center (White Plains, New York) To learn more about the Community Center and its services, go to:www.tdycc.org
The Department of Community Resources located at the Theodore D. Young Community Center seeks to improve the quality of life for Greenburgh residents by providing a variety of educational, cultural, recreational and social programs and services. It is our multi-faceted approach by which we endeavor to lessen problems caused by poverty, racism and cultural deprivation. We accomplish our mission through: Programs and Activities, Service, Advocacy and Information outreach to the community partnership with schools and other agencies to share the VISION with you.
World Assistance for Cambodia (WAfC) (Rural Cambodia) To learn about the good work of WAfC, go to:www.cambodiaschools.com
World Assistance for Cambodia (WAfC) / Japan Relief for Cambodia (JRfC) are independent nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing opportunities for the youth and rural poor in Cambodia. World Assistance for Cambodia is registered in the United States as a 501(c) (3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Within Cambodia, WAfC / JRfC is recognized by the Cambodian government as one nonprofit organization.
ULA (earlier ULM) is an organization that has touched our hearts at 64faces.org deeply. It embodies the essence of what "The Face of Love is Universal" global video campaign is all about. The people of ULA train key religious, community and cultural leaders on human rights, provide much-needed support and shelter for vulnerable children, violated women and members of the frighteningly discriminated against LGBTQI community in Uganda. (To learn more about what's been happening in Uganda, go here.)
These people put their lives on the line every day in order to honor the dignity and sovereignty of all beings. If your heart is called to support this organization, your help in spreading the word and donations will be deeply appreciated and used with the highest integrity.
European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion (Emisco) To learn more about this Initiative, go to:www.emisco.eu
On the 18th of December 2010, participants from various countries gathered in The Hague, in The Netherlands, with the shared belief that a fuller and better participation of Muslim communities in the societies in which they live requires new thinking, extra resources, and closer cooperation through an in-depth consultation process. The initiative is an independent, non-religious, non-party political and non-governmental body that strives to achieve meaningful inter-ethnic, inter-faith, and inter-cultural dialogue and cooperation in Europe and combating all forms and manifestations of discrimination, hate speech, and hate crimes including combating Islamophobia. Emisco takes a clear and strong position against extremism, violence, and terrorism while recognizing cultural diversity as an enrichment for Europe, and remaining committed to advancing the legitimate needs and fundamental rights of ethnic and religious minorities.
"The True Purpose™ Institute gives messengers and change agents the knowledge, training and support they need to create the impact they are meant to have. We give leaders, teachers, consultants, coaches, and speakers complete clarity about the change they are meant to make in the world. Our transformational workshops and powerful training and certification programs equip people to be the change they are meant to create and to spread their personal transformation farther and faster than they ever dreamed possible. Our goal is to help you earn a living as a powerful messenger or change agent: your impact will be much greater if you are making money from living your purpose!"
Quote from article by Jahi Chikwendiu from The Washington Post:
"Summer’s Sunday circle of drums and dancers has been a constant heartbeat of D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park for nearly 50 years. The circle is said to have officially started the week of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965... Today, the circle is a rainbow of people, the rhythms a soundtrack for yoga, hula-hooping, slacklining, whatever. The gathering is open to anyone with something to strike, shake or scrape, but there’s a fine line between individuality and democracy. The playing must serve the beat, and the beat must serve the group."
Cosmometry (Exploring the Fractal Holographic Nature of the Cosmos) To learn more about the fascinating field of Cosmometry, go to: Cosmometry.net
"Cosmometry is an emerging field of knowledge and application that is the synthesis of millennia of observation, study, theory, and direct experience – scientifically and metaphysically – of the fundamental patterns, structures, processes, and principles of universal creation. Be it through physics, music, bio-energetics, visionary art, shamanic journeys… a unified understanding of cosmic coherence is arising in consciousness at a new level of integration and wholeness."
"The premise of cosmometry is that the universe is a fractal-holographic phenomenon composed of a synergetic interplay of energy and consciousness which always and only coexist in the ongoing creation of physical and metaphysical existence at all scales. This is also the fundamental insight of many spiritual and mystical traditions. Science and Spirit are converging into a unified awareness wherein the purely metaphysical and the purely physical pursuits of knowledge become seamlessly integrated."
~ Marshall Lefferts, Founder and Director
Resonance Science Foundation (Unified Science in Resonance with Nature) To learn more about this Foundation, go to: resonance.is
"A New Frontier of Exploration, Discovery and Application: The Resonance Science Foundation is dedicated to advancing the research and education of Unified Physics and the unification of all sciences in alignment with a worldview of interconnection and wholeness.
Our Mission is to share the scientific knowledge and insights that arise from a unified view of the dynamics of nature and how they can be applied to every area of human endeavor in support of solving the critical systemic challenges we are facing today."
Marshall Lefferts (Board President and Faculty Member of the Academy) & Teresa Collins (Board Member and Director of the Academy), are both generous participants in the Face of Love is Universal video campaign,
The Singing Bois is a queer retro quartet based in Oakland, California. Party boy band, part Rat Pack, they create spaces for masculine-of-center and POC musicians within new and classic styles such as R&B, soul, rock, jazz, and Latin genres.
The Network of Spiritual Progressives (worldwide) To learn about and support the work of NSP, go to:spiritualprogressives.org
"The Network of Spiritual Progressives—the interfaith advocacy arm of Tikkunmagazine—seeks to transform our materialist and corporate-dominated society into a caring society through consciousness raising, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns that promote a “New Bottom Line” based on generosity, peace, and social transformation. The NSP shifts mass consciousness by challenging status-quo ideas about what is possible. Founded in 2005 by Tikkun Editor Michael Lerner, Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, and Princeton University Professor Cornel West (author of Race Matters), the NSP has current campaigns for a Global Marshall Plan and for an Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."
The NSP is not only for members of religious communities but also for people who do not believe in God or do not associate with any religion but do realize the need for a new bottom line in our world today.
"The Shift Network is an organization with a big mission:To help humanity evolve and create a sustainable, healthy, peaceful and prosperous world. We are a transformative education company that partners with the top teachers, experts, and healers on the planet, across many diverse fields, to offer powerful experiences that support your growth and transformation — and the evolution of the collective.
We aim to empower you with the wisdom of the planet’s brightest teachers, connect you with a global community, support you to give your greatest gifts and work together to create a better world."
Onedoorland (Portland, Oregon) To learn about this inspiring community, go to:onedoorland.com
OneDoorLand is an alchemical art sanctuary in Portland Oregon, home to a small community of musicians, artists, and tea monks. Community members have helped reshape two urban properties into thriving temples of Life As Art. These homes were once run-down rentals and now feature gardens, outdoor tea temples, meditation circles, a permaculture pond and waterfall, yurt, and a geodesic dome. OneDoorLand also creates inspirational videos, events, and websites to illuminate the artists and projects currently bringing more beauty, integrity, and magic to the world. The community continues to be a sanctuary for musicians and transmission artists, offering collaborative recording time in the home music studio, video artist portraits and documentary filmmaking, and occasional short term artist residencies.
The Findhorn Foundation (Forres, Scotland) To learn more about this foundation, go to: findhorn.org
The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
Together, and with the thousands of people who visit each year, this vibrant community explores the challenge and task of creating new ways of living to promote inner listening and self-knowledge, peaceful relationships, cooperation with nature, and sustainability on all levels.
The Monroe Institute (Faber, Virginia) To learn about the Institute, go to: monroeinstitute.org
"The Monroe Institute has a rich, 30+ year history of being one of the leading research and education institutes dedicated to the study of human consciousness. TMI’s primary goal is to investigate and provide techniques and technologies intended to help individuals enter into deep and meaningful altered states of consciousness and, through the exploration of inner and outer worlds, achieve insights leading to personal growth."
“The Institute is devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains definitive solutions to the major issues of human experience and a greater understanding of such consciousness can be achieved through coordinated research efforts using an interdisciplinary approach....The results of such research efforts are meaningful only if there are practical applications—something of value for our contemporary culture. The Institute proposes to introduce, at all levels of human endeavor, abilities that will constructively change humankind’s direction and destiny.”
"Gather a million mothers and others globally .. who command a world where healthy, awakened woman and motherhood is supported .. where girls, women, mothers and children are safe, fed, housed, clothed, loved, educated and celebrated. When we educate and empower girls, women and mamas, we ignite our Sovereign Feminine Flame as creators, wisdomkeepers, peacemakers, changemakers and paradigm shifters! Let us evolve a world where the values of the Great Mother are Integrated and Celebrated for our immeasurable contribution to the creation of a better world. Let us treat ourselves and each other well. Let us establish programs, positions and policies that ensure that women, mothers, our children and the next 7 generations flourish."
The Gene Keys Society (worldwide) To learn about the Gene Keys Society and how to subscribe, go to:GeneKeys.com
The Gene Keys Society for the Advancement of Humanity is a custodian-led and membership-based non-profit organization whose purpose is to enable full global access to the Gene Keys teachings, while safeguarding the integrity of its message, and serving a philanthropic vision of individual and shared prosperity. The Society exists to encourage the highest standards of practice and provide support to members who wish to spread Gene Keys awareness and host the teachings. It offers an online international forum for members to meet and interact. It also encourages Gene Keys guilds of excellence to serve local communities and special interest guilds that span geographical boundaries. The Gene Keys Society is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI). ISI is a California Nonprofit 501(c) (3) Corporation Founded in 1978).
The Gene Keys Bulgaria team is dedicated to helping people release their genius through art, community collaboration, and the embodiment of Richard Rudd's teachings, from in The Gene Keys: Unlocking the higher purpose hidden in your DNA. This book is an invitation to begin a new life journey. Regardless of outer circumstances, every single human being has something beautiful hidden inside them. The sole purpose of the Gene Keys is to bring that beauty forth – to ignite the eternal spark of genius that sets you apart from everyone else. Whatever your dreams may be, the Gene Keys invite you into a world where anything is possible.
Project Be Moved. Supporting Champion Quests. To learn more about this inspiring organization, go to: projectbemoved.com
"PROJECT BE MOVED wants to help make the world a better place through movement, creativity, passion, adventure, and empowerment…opening all of us to our greatest potential and purpose. We believe that to move the world, we must first move ourselves… why? because movement creates energy, heightens life experiences, and opens the body, mind, and spirit connection. Movement deepens our connections with ourselves and others carrying an extraordinary momentum that inspires positive direction and possibility. When we move or when we are moved, momentum grows and good energy radiates. Everybody benefits!"
Barbara Edelston Peterson is the Founder and CEO of Project Be Moved, She has had an illustrious four-decade-long career as a world class endurance athlete, an author, sports psychologist, motivational speaker, designer, humanitarian champion, and mother.
The Temple Arts Institute (Bay Area, California) To learn more about this Institute and The Women's TransDance Temple, go to: womenbody.dance
The Women’s TransDance Temple, founded by Heather Munroe Pierce, is a vibrant community of conscious dancers. Since 1988, Heather has led her original form of dance-movement meditation, TransDance®, both nationally and internationally, producing her own workshops, circles and retreats.
Heather is dedicated to co-creating events and leading dances for groups and organizations, including Esalen, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Omega Institute and the Science and Non-duality Conference. She is involved with One Billion Rising, training dance instructors, leading flash mobs and facilitating dances in men’s and women’s jails, as a form of social action.
FEMTalks To learn more about this empowering community, go to: femtalks.org
FEMTalks, founded by Jessica Hadari, is a Bay Area community that offers spiritually oriented gatherings and networking salons for Women Healers, Coaches and Speakers.
Fostering new connections and collaboration through interactive workshops and 'playshops,' FEMTalks supports sisterhood, practical empowerment and wisdom sharing for local women leaders, educators, and healers who long to unleash their gifts.
"What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? In this captivating new musical, Mama Sid is a modern-day 'awakened one' with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid’s mysterious past, exposing long-held secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Addictive melodies and subtle, intricate harmonies bring the story vividly to life, adding depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up."
For the past twenty-six (26) years, The Council of the Obsidian Network has engaged in multi-dimensional family and community development in the U.S. and West Africa. This network seeks to catalyze and nurture sustainable community change through a combination of Cultural Immersion & Cultural Exchange, and Sustainable Social and Economic Development.
While these domains are useful as points of departure, ultimately the programs that emerge are organic and produce community outcomes that are integrated into the fabric of day-to-day life.
An internationally acclaimed author, motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Celtic Sage Derek O’Neill inspires and uplifts people from all walks of life through his books, workshops, consultations, speaking engagements, and tireless humanitarian work. Motivated by love, compassion, and the potential for global transformation, SQ Foundation was started by Derek and his late wife Linda O’Neill after witnessing extreme suffering in India. SQ Foundation empowers those in need to create long-term change in their communities through sustainable programs that provide water, food, medicine, education, infrastructure and shelter to children, families and animals around the world. In recognition of his service, Derek was honoured with three awards - the highly prestigious Variety International Humanitarian Award, Irish Austism Action Man of the Year, and Hearts and Minds Pride of Eireann. Shortly thereafter, Derek was named International Celebrity Ambassador for http://variety.org/ and currently serves as Variety International’s Vice President.
"Imagine visiting a new country by participating in a deep immersion into its indigenous arts, dance, music, and cultural symbolism, as well as meeting local contemporary artists and expressive arts therapists and teachers. This is the essence of Expressive Arts Cultural Journeys with Kate T. Donohue in collaboration with the great artists of that country. These two-week seminars are well planned and safeguarded journeys into the soul of the country through a Jungian expressive arts therapy lens.
Indigenous cultures have always known that the psyche is revealed not only through words, but through images, symbols and the body. The Expressive Arts reawaken the language of image, movement, sound, metaphor, drama and poetic utterances, revealing the deepest aspects of the self and expressing what often cannot be put into words. Drawing, painting, sculpture, movement, dance, sandplay and ritual provide access to one’s inner world as well as the cultures, values, sense of community and spiritual attitude found in so many places around the world."
St. Vincent dePaul Community Center (Oakland, CA) To learn more about the good works at the community center, go to:svdp-alameda.org
St. Vincent DePaul Community Center serves the Oakland downtown area's homeless as well as nonworking and working poor. The Happiness Practice Group aims to encourage, empower and awaken resilience, self-efficacy and flourishing in the community by offering juggling instruction, drawing, and the opportunity to color in (and reflect upon) the beautiful 64 Faces of Awakening Coloring Book.
The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paulis a network of charity organizations in 150 countries with over 800,000 members.
The Wisdom Keepers Project (and Documentary) To learn more about this Project and documentary, go to: wisdomkeepersproject.org
"Our planet's ancestral wisdom traditions have stewarded Earth and Star knowledge since time immemorial. They have been waiting for this time of global awakening and transformation to convey their holistic lifeways and help contribute to humanity's collective future. Ancient prophecy speaks of "those from the North that will find the Light in the darkness of their times". Andean Paqos recognizes people born in our current era asthe Ones they have been waiting for. They recognize humanity's increased consciousness, self-responsibility and willingness to operate in loving presence, acceptance, trust, reciprocity and unconditional right relationship as the beginnings of the New Earth. To support this awakening the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition and the Wisdomkeepers Project have come together to offer a cinematic transmission of Light and Sound to assist the evolution of human consciousness."
"The Interfaith Center, headquartered in Zanzibar, focuses its work on building bridges between people of different religions, particularly between those of various Islamic and Christian beliefs. They are involved in both national and community level dialogue working with high-level national religious leaders such as the Bishops and Sheiks and supporting the Priests, Fathers, and Imans working in the local communities with often hands-on guidance and problem-solving. The Interfaith Center has established a Youth Interfaith Forum of Zanzibar (YIFOZA), which is a forum of young Muslim and Christian leaders planning and conducting interfaith activities for youth active since 2009. This makes the Interfaith Center an ideal ally in planning and implementing inter- and interfaith dialogue activities as well as supporting activities geared towards youth groups."
Sattva Yoga (Rishikesh, India, Los Angeles, Toronto & Capetown, South Africa) To learn more about this powerful yoga practice, go to:sattvaconnect.com
SATTVA YOGA is a holistic, ever-evolving practice that combines asana, pranayama, meditation, kriya, and wisdom. Sattva Yoga inspires students to experience freedom, radical aliveness, and their most authentic selves on every level. Sattva Yoga has its main center in Rishikesh India and studios in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Capetown South Africa. Sattva Connect supports the Kushi Foundation, Sattva Foundation, LA's Best program for kids, 305 Yoga Gangsters.
Anand currently teaches around the world, giving wisdom talks, offering satsangs, meditations, and leading Sattva Yoga journeys. He guides and initiates profound transformations in his students through his wisdom immersions, retreats, and teacher training.
He stars in the award-winning documentary 'THE HIGHEST PASS', is the author of the online course '7 Teachings from The Highest Pass' and is featured in the Yogananda documentary 'AWAKE'. SATTVA YOGA is the experience of non-duality. DYNAMIC STILLNESS.
"With the sole purpose of nurturing some of India’s most vulnerable children, Bethany Ashram opened St. Antony’s Home in 2004. While plans for the Home had been under way, when the Tsunami struck the coastal areas of Tamilnadu that same year and left many children without homes or—even worse—without parents, the need for a children’s home in this region became even more critical. Since 2004, St. Antony’s has helped raise over 35 boys ages 7 through 18.
The home is situated in Vencode, Tamilnadu, a tiny village just 60 kilometers from the southern tip of India. Twenty eight boys currently reside in St. Antony’s Home all of whom are either orphans or semi-orphans. Some have been affected by the tsunami; others by broken homes, lost parents, or caretakers with life-threatening illnesses like TB, AIDS and Leprosy—diseases often shunned by society."
Othandweni Orphanage and Day Care Centre (Winterveldt, South Africa) To learn more about the Centre, click here.
"We are a community-based (CBO), non-profit organization (NPO). We operate an after-care facility caring for orphans as well as other vulnerable children and youth in school. We assist children with completing their homework, they take part in physical activities, they get a meal and we provide life skills training for the youth. We also provide a daycare facility caring for children from 2 to 5 years of age. We charge a fee for attendance and provide the children with 3 daily meals. We also provide orphans and vulnerable children with food parcels and clothing. We provide a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children. We assist and refer applications for birth certificates, identity documents and social grants. We run a gardening project to supplement our feeding scheme. We are open from 07:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. Our services are free of charge."
"Sound Healing is an ancient art that has been practiced around the world. It has been used to transform the states of inner being through the sound waves that carry powerful frequencies and rhythms that effect the body, mind and emotions at the deepest levels within us. Shamanic indigenous cultures have used sound for many thousands of years to lead people into deep altered trance states to relax and release stress and disease."
With its focus and intention on not only personal but collective healing, Soulwai'i offers to the community a variety of services, where sound is used as a transformative tool. (Soulwai'i was founded by Maika Suneagle and Dorina Rosin.)
The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble is a troupe of improvisational actors and musicians who “play back” personal stories shared by audience members in ways that both honor and illuminate the original experience. The ensemble produces performances, workshops and events for personal, professional and organizational growth. Created in 1986 under the direction of psychotherapist and drama therapist Armand Volkas, The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with The Healing the Wounds of History Project, has received international acclaim for its work in bringing groups in conflict together such as Germans and Jews; Palestinians and Israelis; Japanese, Chinese and Koreans on their legacy of WWII and Armenians and Turks.
Healing the Wounds of History is a process in which experiential techniques are used to work with a group of participants who share a common legacy of historical trauma. The process was developed by Armand Volkas who is a psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director from Berkeley, California. Volkas is the son of Auschwitz survivors and resistance fighters from World War II. He was moved by his personal struggle with this legacy of historical trauma to address the issues that arose from it: identity, victimization and perpetration, meaning and grief.
Healing the Wounds of History is based on the premise that there can be no political solutions to intercultural conflict until we understand and take into consideration the needs, emotions and unconscious drives of the human being. Healing the Wounds of History, which takes a psychological approach to conflict, provides a map to help both groups traverse the emotional terrain to reconciliation. We invite participants from groups in conflict, who are willing to be emotional pioneers for their cultures, to participate in this groundbreaking work:
Breaking the taboo against “enemies” speaking to each other
Humanizing each other through sharing our personal stories
Taking steps towards healing personal and collective wounds using creative and experiential methods
Transforming historical trauma into constructive action and service
Synergy Hub 1.0 (Worldwide, based in Rotterdam, Holland) To learn more about this exciting synergistic co-creation, go to: synergyhub.nl
“A new epidemic is spreading among us: more and more people are infected by the recognition of our unity. The fragmentation of human communities, the separation of man and nature, were but an interlude in human history; and that interlude is now coming to a close. We are … moving toward a cooperative world that could be, and should be, initiated by the worldwide consultation of people representing no interest other than that of the species itself.” ~ Ervin Laszlo
The Synergy Hub 1.0 is a first-of-its-kind co-creation space in Rotterdam, Europe, that marries together ancient wisdom with the latest trends in social networking, hackspaces, sharing platforms, and permaculture design to create a new lifestyle, urban intentional multi-community.
Disclaimer: Rosy is an ordained minister of Designed to Blossom of AIWP and provides something more akin to spiritual counseling than psychotherapy. The work she does is with highly functional people, for whom ‘spirit’ plays a central role in their life. Rosy does not give diagnoses, work with pathology, or claim to be an expert offering a treatment or cure.