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How Not To Get Captured: Two Basic Meditations To Help Master Your Monkey Mind

There’s a seemingly trite truth that we always live in the now. When we try to grapple with the present moment, however, we find that focusing our attention and not getting swept away in the flow of our own thoughts and emotions is extremely difficult. Few people are aware of just how chaotic their minds are moment-to-moment—ideas, thoughts, images and feelings just emerge and

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[Big History] PASCAP visits the West Coast Fossil Park and The Isivivana Centre

Thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust has been running four 10-week Big History classes this year at four of our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. During the school term break, to complement the course’s big ideas and support other related local organisations, the young Big Historians who took part in the programme went on

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[Big History] The Planetarium and Digital Dome

This year, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust ran four 10-week Big History classes at our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. To complement the course’s big ideas and support related local organisations, our young Big Historians went on three science-themed excursions around the Cape, the first of which was to the Mother City’s brand new digital dome…

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[Big History] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

To inspire a generation to greatness in the twenty-first century will necessarily involve empowering them with the best stories and thinking tools around. “If I have seen further,” Isaac Newton made famous, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” and South Africa’s young hearts and minds deserve to be passionately engaged with what is arguably the greatest story ever told—more importantly, and

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