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Vancouver Event: SPORTS DAY

(10 hours ago)
Next Saturday is our SPORTS DAY event at China Creek Park! We’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event! Each of us is organizing a classic sports … Continue reading →View the whole post: Vancouver Event: SPORTS DAY over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Artist Spotlight: Paulette Jo

(2 days ago)
Drawings by Guadalajara, Mexico-based artist Paulette Jo. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Paulette Jo over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Video(s) of the Day: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

(3 days ago)
British artist Lenka Clayton (who also did that amazing Mysterious Letters project) explores the question of how far a toddler can comfortably wander away. Currently based in Pittsburgh, the video series is part of Clayton’s Residency in Motherhood project. Watch … Continue reading →View the whole post: Video(s) of the Day: The Distance I Can Be From My Son over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Agostino Arrivabene

(3 days ago)
Recent, hauntingly mesmerizing paintings by Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene.  Continue below to see more.View the whole post: Agostino Arrivabene over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Pneumàtic

(3 days ago)
Pneumàtic is a collaboration by Octavi Serra, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa for Ús Barcelona, an art festival dedicated to the revitalization of urban spaces. See more images below.View the whole post: Pneumàtic over on BOOOOOOOM!.

A Crow Rides a Bald Eagle: Hilarious Tattoo Becomes Reality

(3 days ago)
I love Dan Climan’s tattoo work and this crow riding a bald eagle is one of my favourites (I actually saved this image to my computer). I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I saw this Colossal post, featuring photos by … Continue reading →View the whole post: A Crow Rides a Bald Eagle: Hilarious Tattoo Becomes Reality over on BOOOOOOOM!.

When the bridges are collapsing

(3 days ago)
Mr. Coelho, are you interested in building bridges between cultures? For a writer you have to be interested in different cultures, different backgrounds. You are not there to write only about your village. You’re there to show a bit of your village, but also to understand other villages. Like Tolstoy says: everything that happens in […]

Booooooom Reader Submission: July

(3 days ago)
Here’s this month’s submission post, thanks for all the submissions to the June Submissions post. This is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks to everyone for up-voting work you like, it really encourages artists … Continue reading →View the whole post: Booooooom Reader Submission: July over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Artist Spotlight: Brian Batt

(3 days ago)
Paintings by artist Brian Batt that follow in the tradition of Chuck Close’s works and recall thoughts of pixelated computer images. I think they’re awesome. Continue below for even more from Brian.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Brian Batt over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Animation: Buck’s Powerful Short for Alcoholics Anonymous

(3 days ago)
Here’s a lovely piece of animation, created by Buck, for Alcoholics Anonymous. There are so many beautiful little details in this; I love the sequence where the characters move through the doors. Watch the animation below.View the whole post: Animation: Buck’s Powerful Short for Alcoholics Anonymous over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Photographer Grant Gill

(3 days ago)
Wonderful photographs from Photographer Grant Gill and his series titled The Recondite. Take a look at more images below.View the whole post: Photographer Grant Gill over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Artist Spotlight: Erik Jones

(3 days ago)
Paintings by one of my favourites, New York-based artist Erik Jones. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Erik Jones over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Neither Averting Nor Craving in Each Moment

(3 days ago)
By Leo Babauta I’ve been trying to more deeply study the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths lately, and because of that I constantly notice my cravings and aversions. Who cares, you might ask? Well, it turns out that as a result of these cravings and aversions, there are lots of little annoyances, anger, frustrations, stresses, worries, […]

WTF Video of the Day: This Guy Skimboards Better Than You Surf

(4 days ago)
This is INSANE. The guy in the image above is not surfing. He goes by the name Brad Domke and he skimboards better than you will ever surf. The Florida-based skimboarder and his little finless board are changing the game. Watch the … Continue reading →View the whole post: WTF Video of the Day: This Guy Skimboards Better Than You Surf over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Life is like a big bike race

(4 days ago)
Life is like a big bike race, with the path to the finish line being your personal path. At the start, we all ride together – sharing the camaraderie and enthusiasm. But as the race progresses, the initial joy gives way to the real challenges: tiredness, monotony, doubts about our own abilities. Notice that some […]

My top 9 travel tips

(4 days ago)
I realised very early on that, for me, travelling was the best way of learning. I still have a pilgrim soul, and I thought that I would use this blog to pass on some of the lessons I have learned, in the hope that they might prove useful to other pilgrims like me. 1. Avoid […]

Andy Warhol

(4 days ago)
Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don’t think they’ve ever remembered. Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? I’m afraid that if you look at a […]

2 min reading: meeting Henry Miller’s widow

(4 days ago)
The Japanese journalist asks the usual question: “And what are your favorite writers?” I give my usual answer: “Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, William Blake and Henry Miller.” The translator looks at me astonished: “Henry Miller?” But she soon realizes her role isn’t to digress and gets back to her work. At the end of […]

Becoming aware

(4 days ago)
Adapted from the book of Thich Nhat Hanh (Living Buddha, Living Christ): “In every religious tradition there is a practice of devotion and a practice of transformation. “Devotion means trusting more in ourselves and in the path we follow. Transformation means to practice the things this path imposes on us.” “When you say: ‘I am […]

Respect my wishes

(4 days ago)
 On his deathbed, Jacob summoned his wife, Sarah, to his side.  ‘Dear Sarah, I want to make my will. To my first-born, Abraham, I am going to leave half of my estate. He is, after all, a man of faith.’  ‘Oh, don’t do that, Jacob! Abraham doesn’t need all that money, he’s got his own […]

Everyone is afraid of each other

(4 days ago)
The warrior of the light knows: everyone is afraid of each other. This fear can generally be seen in two forms: through aggression, or through submission. They are two sides of the same problem. That is why, upon being confronted by a someone who inspires terror, the warrior recalls: the other man is insecure, stressed, […]

The desert priests

(4 days ago)
During the early part of the Christian era, the monastery at Scete became a center where many people gathered. After renouncing everything they had, they went to live in the desert surrounding the monastery. Many of the teachings of these men have been collected and published in numerous books.The stories of the desert priests Judging […]

A question by Anne-Sophie

(4 days ago)
In your books you are proving, that you have great feeling for contemporary human and his distresses. What do you think in what direction is going the future man? Will he be capable to survive and save his integrity, creativeness and intellect, and above all mental health? It’s always very tricky to talk about “mental […]

Sobre a arte de escrever

(4 days ago)
Por Paulo Coelho   “Há dois tipos de escritores: aqueles que fazem você pensar e aqueles que fazem você sonhar”, diz Brian Aldiss, que me fez sonhar por um longo tempo com seus livros de ficção científica. Por princípio, eu acredito que cada ser humano neste planeta tem pelo menos uma boa história para contar […]

Something out of the ordinary

(4 days ago)
By Paulo Coelho A warrior of the light always does something out of the ordinary. He may dance in the street as he walks to work. Or look into the eyes of a stranger and speak of love at first sight. From time to time, a warrior puts forward an idea which may sound ridiculous, […]

Forgiving in the same spirit

(4 days ago)
Rabbi Nahum of Chernobyl was the object of constant insults from a shopkeeper. One day, the man’s business began to go downhill.   ‘It must be the rabbi, asking for vengeance from God,’ he thought. And he went to apologise to the rabbi.   ‘I forgive you in the same spirit in which you forgive […]

Trees and towns

(4 days ago)
By Paulo Coelho In the Mojave desert, one often comes across those famous ghost towns that were built around the gold mines. They were abandoned when all the gold had been mined out. They had served their purpose and there was no reason for anyone to go on living there. When we walk through a […]

I am the boundless ocean

(4 days ago)
From the Ashtavakra Gita (approx. fifth century B.C.): “I am the boundless ocean The wind that blows anywhere it wants to Bears in my chest the vessel we call World The World tosses from one side to another But I remain serene I am the deep ocean Where waves drive themselves up Where planets are […]

Contradictions

(4 days ago)
Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side. Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, ‘I love you’, locked in our hearts. But do not always expect to hear the same words back. We love because we need to love. Otherwise, love […]

Success

(4 days ago)
Success does not come from having one’s work recognised by others. It is the fruit of the seed that you lovingly planted. When harvest time arrives, you can say to yourself: ‘I succeeded.’ You succeeded in gaining respect for your work because you did not work only to survive, but to demonstrate your love for […]

Your love should never be offered…(Hafez)

(4 days ago)
EN ESPANOL: Su amor nunca se les debe ofrecer by Hafez Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out. Your love Should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger, Only to someone who has the valor and daring To cut pieces of […]

Inspirational Buddha Quotes

(4 days ago)
selected by Awakened Consciousness Many Buddha quotes that are handed down until today are both inspirational as well as reflecting deeper truth of reality. What can we learn, where can we be inspired from The Buddha for everyday life and our own development today? 1. “All that we are is the result of what we […]

Week Anthony de Mello III – sources

(4 days ago)
De Mello was was born in Bombay, British India on 4 September 193, ordained into the Jeesuit priesthood in March 1961 He died from a massive heart attack in New York, In 1998, 11 years after de Mello’s death, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the leadership of its Cardinal-Prefect, Joseph Ratzinger] […]

Week Anthony de Mello II – The greedy sons

(4 days ago)
De Mello was was born in Bombay, British India on 4 September 193, ordained into the Jeesuit priesthood in March 1961 He died from a massive heart attack in New York, In 1998, 11 years after de Mello’s death, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the leadership of its Cardinal-Prefect, Joseph Ratzinger] […]

Week Anthony de Mello I

(4 days ago)
De Mello was was born in Bombay, British India on 4 September 193, ordained into the Jeesuit priesthood in March 1961 He died from a massive heart attack in New York, In 1998, 11 years after de Mello’s death, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the leadership of its Cardinal-Prefect, Joseph Ratzinger] […]

When the Good Lord was creating mothers

(4 days ago)
EM PORTUGUES AQUI> Personagem da semana: A mí£e EN ESPANOL AQUI > Personaje de la semana: La madre ____________________________________________by Erma Bombeck When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of “overtime” when an angel appeared and said: “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord […]

In the Huelgas Monastery

(4 days ago)
  Sister Begona Miguel of the Huelgas Monastery says; “San Juan de La Cruz teaches us that silence has its own music; it is silence that enables us to see ourselves and the things around us. ‘I would like to add that there are words that can only be said in silence, odd as that […]

Faith shows us that we are never alone

(4 days ago)
Faith shows us that we are never alone. Transformation helps us to love the mystery. And when everything seems dark, and we feel alone and helpless, we won’t look back, for fear of seeing the changes that have taken place in our soul. We will look ahead. We will not fear what happens tomorrow, because […]

The Singing Tree

(4 days ago)
  A reader of my books met me at an afternoon book-signing in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. “You always speak of symbols,” she tells me, “I want to show you a symbol that you have never seen.” The next day she picks me up at my hotel. “I don’t know how this started,” she […]

Defeat is for the valiant.

(4 days ago)
Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honour of losing and the joy of winning. I am not here to tell you that defeat is part of life: we all know that. Only the defeated know Love. Because it is in the realm of love that we fight our first battles – […]

John and the Visions of Hell

(4 days ago)
  “Perhaps Jesus sent some of His apostles to Hell to save souls,” said John, “even in the worst of torments, not all is lost.” The idea surprises me. We are chatting in one of the few bars in Los Angeles. John is a firefighter, and today is his day off. “Why do you say […]

8 Important Points About Life

(4 days ago)
taken from a post by Gina Senarighi. To read the full post, CLICK HERE Today let’s look at eight beautiful Life Changing Lessons to learn from the inspirational author, Paulo Coelho. Notice how beautifully these lessons align with the data on what actually makes people happy long-term. We are all here for a purpose. “No […]

Artist Spotlight: Matthew Stone

(4 days ago)
A selection of paintings by London-based artist Matthew Stone. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Matthew Stone over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Skate Video of the Day: The Edge of Arabia

(4 days ago)
Another fun skate video from globetrotting filmmaker Patrik Wallner. This one features Wallner and friends rolling all over Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon. Watch “The Edge of Arabia” below.View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: The Edge of Arabia over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Artist Spotlight: Camille Hoffman

(4 days ago)
Collaged paintings by New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Camille Hoffman. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Camille Hoffman over on BOOOOOOOM!.

The Life & Death of an iPhone

(4 days ago)
Great little video by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Paul Trillo. Taken from the phone’s point of view. Shot and edited entirely on an iPhone too, obviously. Watch below!View the whole post: The Life & Death of an iPhone over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Photographer Elizabeth Cara

(4 days ago)
Brilliant imagery of Hong Kong by Detroit-based Photographer, Elizabeth Cara. Elizabeth has an eye for architecture and everyday nuances. Take a look at her series titled “Untogether.” More images below.View the whole post: Photographer Elizabeth Cara over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Do not despair

(5 days ago)
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Music Video: Dream Koala “Earth”

(5 days ago)
In collaboration with Fabulous 3D, Les Gentils Garçons have created an epic space opera for Dream Koala’s “Earth.” Watch the video below!View the whole post: Music Video: Dream Koala “Earth” over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Vancouver Event: Sports Day

(5 days ago)
Heads up Vancouver, we’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event! On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire … Continue reading →View the whole post: Vancouver Event: Sports Day over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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