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On Friday, February 7, 2014, we meet at the Downtown Robert Lee YMCA. Enter the door, take elevator/walk to “-1” and look for the meeting room. We’ll be there. This is an event to support YMCA’s work with children and the local community, the suggested minimum entry donation is $5 per person. This is how the gathering may unfold:

– Eckhart Tolle recorded meditation

– Eckhart Tolle video: Listening and sharing 1

– Break

– Eckhart Tolle video: Listening and sharing 2

I can do it Vancouver 2014

February 7, 2014

“I can do it Vancouver 2014” is already around the corner at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre! Register now to get a special rate on Select “View all”, and then Vancouver 2014.

“I can do it Vancouver 2014” brings you Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Doreen Virtue Caroline Myss Robert Holden, Ph.D. Sonia Choquette Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. Anita Moorjani Joe Dispenza, D.C. Alex Woodard James Van Praagh Dr. Eric Pearl John Pierre Nancy Levin.

Thanks for making BioHarmonizing a best-selling book, for the third time!

Readers, who want to identify and implement meaningful New Year’s Resolutions, can now count on one powerful set of inspirations: the book ”BioHarmonizing: How To Flourish During Our Interesting Times”. It brings the wisdom of Neale Donald Walsch, as foreword. The presence of Eckhart Tolle, in the conclusion. In between eight chapters, written by Dharma instructor Frank Ra, make easier to let it go of conditioning, live life at one’s full potential, and be beyond narratives. The book is a companion on humanity’s journey, from perceived fragmentation through wholeness.

To readers asking for suggestion about their New Year’s Resolutions, Frank tells that “2014 is about living joyfully for the benefit of all beings. You can take one measurable resolution, which facilitates your own well-being in a tangible way. For example, meditating, eating healthy food, or exercising regularly. And you can add a resolution which matters to you, but goes well beyond yourself. You can volunteer in your local community, support mindful entertainment (like Milton’s Secret movie), help to keep your neighborhood safe and clean, etc.”.

He adds: “New Year’s Resolutions that you take for your own benefit should be clearly measurable, and have clear benefits and outcomes in mind. Resolutions you take for your community, and society as a whole, should be allocated measurable resources (example: two hours per week) and be mindful of the benefits they can bring to all beings. And they are also to be enjoyed in themselves, without expectations about how you will benefit personally. In both cases, make sure to share your resolutions with family and friend. You may find they want to join you on your joyful journey, plus committing publicly to a resolution makes more likely for you to deliver it”.

After this New Year’s Resolutions Video went viral, and “BioHarmonizing” became part of a special “Kindle Countdown” promotion, Frank’s book started to climb in sales rank and became, for the third time, an Amazon best-seller.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS 2014: offers you inspirations and tools to make meaningful new year’s resolutions.

Enjoy these inspirations for your New Year’s Resolutions:

This is the syllabus for our Personal Development eCourse: A course in happiness. You can join the eCourse (instant access), and receive for free all the study material (instant download as eBook).

Personal Development eCourse: A course in happiness – Syllabus

Frank Ra (biography)

eCourse description
Our “Personal Development eCourse: A course in happiness” provides you strategies and tools to live happier, now and here. Happiness is more about attitudes and choices, than external factors. After exploring the AmAre framework, we learn more about research – both in natural and social sciences – in the field of well-being, and how to apply it to daily life. Personal Development eCourse: A course in happiness is about cultivating happiness, together, to live happier lives, to benefit all.

eCourse learning objectives
The real learning objectives are the ones you commit to learn and put in practice. This is an overview of the ones which are likely to be shared among many students:
1.What is happiness?
2.What is the importance of AmAre? Which stands for “being” aware and accepting, meaningful and motivated, active and attentive, resilient and respectful. Plus eating properly and exercising.
3.How do you apply the course material to live happier, now and here?
4.How do you apply the course material to taking, and keeping, resolutions and commitments?

Course Website(s): and

Required Course Text
“A course in happiness, meaning, motivation, and well-being”, Frank Ra, 2010, ISBN 978-0-557-88429-2

eCourse schedule
Week 1
Introduction and Being Aware

Week 2
Being Accepting

Week 3
Being Meaningful

Week 4
Being Motivated

Week 5
Being Active

Week 6
Being Attentive

Week 7
Being Resilient

Week 8
Being Respectful

Week 9
Eating properly

Week 10

Thanks to everyone who is taking this course! Your interaction with fellow students and with the facilitator/lecturers is what really makes a difference in the learning, and especially real-life application, process! Thanks to everyone who is helping in creating awareness about this course! Your help is making a difference in reaching people who want to join us!

If you want to start making a tangible change in your life, please consider sharing your time with the person who are meaningful to you. Remember relationships are a great facilitator for living happily. Also, please consider sharing your time and, if possible, financial resources with social causes you support

Thank you so much to Stephen and Watkins Books for the interview given earlier on this week!

Watkins is a unique bookshop specializing in mind body spirit, modern teachers and magic. Established in 1893, it may well be the oldest esoteric bookshop in the UK, if not the world. Watkins has been trading in the same premises in Cecil Court since 1901. The nearest tube station is Leicester Square.

Watkins Mind Body Spirit is the magazine of Watkins Books of London and the leading Mind, Body and Spirit magazine for new releases and titles in this field. Each issue is packed with new titles, reviews, interviews, articles and features from top authors in the Mind, Body, Spirit field. The magazine has a circulation of 20,000 and a readership of over 60,000. In addition, the magazine is also available on the iPhone and iPad through the apple app store – and now has 50,000 online readers (as it is now integrated into the Watkins iPhone and Android app). The Magazine is available at over 600 Barnes & Noble outlets, 400 Whole Foods stores, and various other places across the USA; and available at W. H. Smith’s and independent newsagents throughout the UK, Australia and other English-speaking countries. (For more information and details go to:

19-21 Cecil Court,
London WC2N 4EZ
T: +44(0)20 7836 2182

Opening hours:
Mon-Wed, Fri: 10.30 to 18.30;
Thu, Sat: 11.00 to 19.30;
Sun: 12.00 to 19.00


Join us for a special evening to meet Eckhart Tolle’s movie director Barnet Bain (What Dreams May Come, The Celestine Prophecy) and producers, Ryan and Stephen, at their studio in Vancouver, where Eckhart was interviewed about the movie (his videos are on


1) if you are in Vancouver, you can register for free on to attend in person.

2) to watch the online, worldwide, free version of our meeting, on Thursday at 6 PM PST, please send me an email to:

frank @

and, on the day/time of the event, please visit:

3) All times are Pacific Time (= Vancouver time). This is a tool to convert time zones:

4) If you live in a different time zone, or if the streaming has any technical issues and you cannot see us, we should be able to record the event and make it available to remote participants who contacted me by email.


Join us for an evening in stillness with the director and producers of “Milton’s Secret”, an upcoming movie based on Eckhart’s book. Some pointers for the evening:

– Meditation

– Listening to recorded introduction to the movie, by Eckhart

– Experience a live exercise in presence, lead by the movie Director Barnet Bain

– Highlights of engaged entertainment: transforming lives one viewers at a time

– Milton’s Secret campaign on IndieGoGo- Chat with Stephen and Ryan, the Canadian producers of “Milton’s Secret”, who will share about their meetings with Eckhart, their paths, etc. and answer questions from participants.

– from 8 PM until midnight, we will be hosting a fundraising event at the studio (not online)

More about Milton’s Secret
MILTON’S SECRET ( is the first motion picture based on a book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, A New Earth) co-authored by Robert S. Friedman (Publisher of Conversations with God), starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Peter Fonda and directed by Barnet Bain –who is committed to creating transformational movies including Oscar winner “What Dreams May Come,” Emmy nominated “Homeless to Harvard, ” and “The Celestine Prophecy.”

MILTON’S SECRET carries a very timely message about bullying. It is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elder quest of his grandfather. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is being bullied at school. When his grandfather visits, Milton learns that rehashing the past and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.

Please visit now to see how you can be part of this. Thanks!

Eckhart Tolle movie, titled Milton’s Secret and based on Eckhart’s book with the same title, launched its IndieGoGo ( campaign today.

Milton’s Secret is an example of engaged entertainment, a fresh wave of inspiration and mindfulness which shows – once more – the power of media. Milton’s Secret is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and his grandfather who visits him. Milton experiences that rehashing bad situations and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.

A video with Eckhart, and the producers of the movie, is available on:

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