In the near
future we will be integrated into the new Hukilau framework.
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Presently, our on-going projects are: a relatively small beach
clean-up activity cleaning a portion of the beach of garbage and
recyclables, intra-coastal bike trail clean-up, donation of books,
educational materials, clothes, food and various useful items to the
poor, small service projects, modest financial donations to some other
highly beneficial non-profits and their activities, monthly $50 minimum
gift to a homeless (or very needy) person(s), 2 yearly Permaculture
seminar/retreat scholarships, various services and gifts to needy,
on-going video and editing for buddhist/kung fu/Thai massage retreats
and seminars in California, donations to Heifer International, www.Heifer.org, and The Mata
Amritanandamayi Math (Charitable Foundation), diet and nutritional
assistance, and some creative consulting, formative work with downright
repetitive and assertive insistance for business start-up plans to help
friends with public-serving livelihoods. The business help has been
surprising very successful! Sometimes people are just kinda "stuck"
doing what they are used to and need some encouragement, new vision, and
even courage to start something new.
This Month's We One Log:
California 3/3 - 3/17
Colorado 3/18 - ?
- $60 to a well dressed older black homeless gentleman who was
selling a "Street Sheet" ($1 homeless news paper) in San Francisco. He
very happily told me this was enough for a hotel room which he went off
to get right away (it was already late and getting cold).
- $40 to a homeless man pushing a shopping cart and a jacket
completely covered with patches at 6AM on a Saturday morning. I asked
him what he was going to do with it, and he said, "right now, I'm going
to go get a big pancake breakfast."
I was lucky enough to sneak into the sold out Furthur show at the San
Francisco civic, but the show got out late and my car was locked in the
parking garage. I had to stay awake all night. But, since the show was
free for me, I donated the extra money to the two homeless men.
- $50 to a homeless artist for two small drawings (he only wanted $15
or $20). He was with a group of "kids". The money helped somehow.
- $60 for pins to the kind man from January named "Smoke" who gave
some of my purchase money last month to "kids" for a hotel room for 3
pins on the condition that $20 will be spend on others. He wanted $45
he got $60.
He will do this.
*Last night, he told me he gave $10 away to the first panhandler young
guy he saw in the morning.
* GREAT NEWS: My friend from two month's ago doesn not have
pancreatic cancer, just ulcers. So that donation money can go to
- 3 days of Service/Work for the mountain yogi on property.
- Met many wonderful people.
- Gave away many very nice small gifts (and very
many We One cards) to many people that I met at the show and to old
friends as well.
- We One is considering a $1,000 pledge to "project walk", for
older man who fell 14 feet and must do a special program to make his
body walk again.
If you have any FREE diet or nutrition questions, please feel free to
Hopefully by the end of 2010, We One, with the help of close foreign
friends, will assist less fortunate parts of the world with water
purification, digging of wells, building of latrines, providing
essential clothing, medicines, gardens and other services to the most
needy. If you wish to do any service at all, We One can help figure out
a way to assist you or you may wish to help as a part of We One.
Tao te Ching, Verse 67
The whole world says that the Tao is great,
and that it seems without form.
It is great - that is why it has no form.
It has existed for a long time, and so can also seem small.
I have three treasures,
To hold and to keep:
The first is Compassion
The second is moderation,
The third is daring not to be at the world's front (first among
With selflessness, one can be courageous,
With moderation, one can be wide-reaching and generous,
Daring not to be at the world's front (humility), gives one the power to
succeed in expanding your vessel.
Now to discard mercy, yet to be courageous,
To discard moderation, yet to be wide reaching,
To discard staying behind, yet to be at the front,
One cannot endure!
or another translation of this verse:
* So many today have forgotten charity, mercy, simplicity, humility.
They prize war, ostentation, and ambition. This is like wishing not
for greatest accomplishment. It is like wishing for d___h! *
One with motherly love is victorious in battle,
Invulnerable in defense.
When Heaven wills to save a people
It guards them with motherly love.