76th Anniversary of Bethune’s Death November 12th 1939, the PERSIMMON DINNER was bigger and more accessible.
November 12 2015 – The PERSIMMON DINNER featured Models of Sustainability, lots of Selfie3’s, the morphing of the Spirit Of Bethune into the Spirit Of SustainaClaus and another marvelous auction to raise funds for the World Sustainability Project
75th Anniversary of Bethune’s Death, the PERSIMMON DINNER was a happy occasion and a huge success.
The dinner was intended to mark the occasion in respect for the work of Dr. Norman Bethune, 75 years ago, and to recognize the medical community today.
The event was also an opportunity to explain the objectives of the Peace Plus One – World Sustainability Project and remind people about what we all really want – happiness.
A fun auction was held, with items supplied by Wang Tao, leader of the Green Woodpecker environment group in Beijing. The team from Green Woodpecker raised 815RMB through the auction – enough to pay for the room rental and some of the supplies.
Chen Wei Min purchased Vegetarian Pizza for everyone as well as beer and tea.
A beautiful persimmon cake and persimmon fruit were donated by Ms. Bi of Sunshine Organic Farm and enjoyed by all.
3 Finger Wednesday, November 12th 2014 we’re observing the 75th anniversary of Dr. Norman Bethune’s death in China in 1939.
Vaguely known and largely misunderstood in Canada and the West, Bethune is known and revered by almost 20% of the worlds population and 100% of the Chinese people.
“That morning, as the men were trooping out of the village for the day’s labor in the fields, they saw Tung standing in the doorway of Yu’s house. They stopped at the courtyard wall and inquired after Bai Qiu En [Bethune].”
“He is dead”, Tung said. The day – November 12, 1939, twenty minutes after 5.00am.
– from http://www.kerala.ca/bethune.html
The Peace Plus One – World Sustainability Project and 23month Campaign celebrate the influence one man had on the largest nation in the world – demonstrating compassion, empathy, personal sacrifice, invention, innovation and skillful organization to lead and motivate Chinese people to look after each other and develop the skills to live a Lifestyle Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS).
In November, the season of REMEMBRANCE , the World Sustainability Organization has created the “Persimmon Dinner” in honour of Canadian Dr. Norman Bethune and all those individuals throughout history who have heroically and selflessly died in the service of healing mankind.
Persimmons and a cup of coffee were Bethune’s last meal“Two days before his death, Dr. Norman Bethune was brought by stretcher to Huangshikou, a village in rural Hebei Province, China. He stayed there with Di Cuixing and his family. They tried to make him a chicken broth to help fight the infection he was suffering from, but he couldn’t stomach it. So they tried feeding him a persimmon, a local fruit which was then in season. Bethune enjoyed this and was able to eat two of the sweet fruits, along with a little coffee. This was to become his last meal, as he succumbed to blood poisoning early the following day.” – from Parks Canada website
A dinner to recognize the art of healing people, not the art of war.
A dinner to celebrate a Life Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS)
SpiritOfBethune (a] gmail com
Everyone is welcome.
Want to SEE THE MOVIE?
FUN PHOTOS with FRIENDS watching the FIRST EPISODE
of “Warrior’s Heart” DocuDrama
if you missed the 1st episode live, it will be rebroadcast at 7:30, 10:30 and 17:30 Sunday, Jan.6th
the 2nd episode will play on Monday, January 7th 2013 at 23:00
Watch the Trailer for Red Dream Catcher
今晚（1月5日） CCTV-9 23:00将播出纪录片《红色追梦人–战士的心（上）》，我在剧中扮演白求恩，期待你和你的朋友们收看！下集播出时间为1月7日晚23:00，重播时间是1月6日和8日下午17:00。如果想了解更多信息，请查看 http://www.SpiritOfBethune.com 宣传片网址为 http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C28590/b8e40fa18ef449ae8ae59875c22adf4c 你也可以在节目播出时与官方微博@cctv9纪录 互动！节目播出后在央视网 http://cctv9.cntv.cn 可以查到视频，谢谢！
WHAT IS “The Spirit Of Bethune”?
The Spirit of Bethune is an ATTITUDE, an APPROACH and a WAY of achieving the Lifestyle Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS) we all desire and the Ecological Civilization we must rebuild for ourselves and our children’s children.
The Spirit Of Bethune is not the man himself, it is the model of behaviour and interdependence he displayed, it is leading by example, with care and competence, it is approaching problems with deep systems thinking and not being satisfied with thinly applied, lazy solutions.
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白求恩精神 Spirit of Bethune
Episodes 1 & 2 of The Warriors Heart
Canadian Sustainability Advocate Philip McMaster (DaLong) portrays Canadian Dr. Norman Bethune in the “Red Dream Catcher” series on CCTV-9 – “The Warriors’ Heart”,
Saturday, January 5th at 23:00 (11pm) and Monday January 7th also at 23:00.
1月5日和7日 23:00战士的心（上下） Dr. Norman Bethune
Online1: Episode 1 of The Warriors Heart
Online 2: Episode 2 of The Warriors Heart
Please leave your comments about the two shows in the comment box below!
Another MAGIC 3
Significantly. the Bethune documentary, 3rd in a series of 6 Foreign Heroes of Chinese history after George Hatem (Video) and Joseph Needham,(video) places the first episode about Dr. Norman Bethune on an auspicious Saturday night January 5th, with the 2nd episode on Monday evening the 7th, then followed by other heroes Israel Epstein, Dr. Kotnis and Edgar Snow.
The Saturday night presentation puts World Sustainability Project founder Philip McMaster (大龙 DaLong) in a prestigious position, portraying one of China’s most famous and deeply respected heroes on a night when Chinese families can watch the TV together.
Seeing the parallels with his own efforts, 大龙 DaLong hopes viewers will discuss Bethune’s strengths and weaknesses, his ethics and selflessness and ask themselves how they can express the “Bethune Spirit” in their own lives and actions.
大龙 also invites viewers to join him online before the show Saturday for a Sustainable Dates event, bringing together people looking for a Lifestyle Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS).
Individual Social Responsibility
Every Chinese child knows the story of Bai Qiu En (Bethune), the only foreigner Mao Zedong honoured and encouraged the Chinese to follow in his writings at the founding of the New China.
In the 21st Century, Bethune’s character and his Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) has taken on new meaning and provides a contemporary example and reminder of attitudes and behaviours that we must encourage again, starting in China and around the world.
Only a few Chinese know DaLong (Philip McMaster), another man from Canada who, among his many Chinese friends is considered a living example of the “Bethune Spirit”, and was suggested by his friends to play the part of the real Bethune on CCTV.
International citizen and Friend of China
“I was honoured to be asked to play the part” says McMaster, “no auditions, no pre-qualification, one of my friends who knows what I have been doing in China for the past few years suggested to CCTV that I would be a good match for the part and they just called me up and gave me the part”… “Of course I am not as great as the real Bethune, but in a way I have also sacrificed my comfortable life in the beautiful city and clean environment of my hometown Montreal to devote my life to helping China return to the Ecological Civilization it once was.”
Soft Power Strategy: Make Friends
As China grows with economic and military power, DaLong (Philip McMaster) has a “soft power” strategy to address the emerging global crisis of Social, Environmental and Economic collapse: Make friends.
The wide ranging Peace Plus One – World Sustainability Project which McMaster founded in China a few years ago focuses on the individual, and building the confidence and competence of the individual within society as the solution to virtually all our problems:
– Make friends with yourself (Individual Confidence),
– Make friends with and help your neighbours (Social Competence),
– Contribute to a powerful Ecological Civilization in China, (based on Responsibility within Original Chinese thought),
– and help the government and business make friends internationally by becoming a nation of examples of sustainability, transparency and exporting what is good, useful and valuable about Chinese thought including Peace, Harmony and Balance.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
DaLong’s cornerstone program within the WSO-PPO-WSP* sustainability effort is called 3 Finger Wednesday or Balance Wednesday – the one day every week when we do 3 things to help people win friends and influence people around us, bringing China back toward an Ecological Civilization and model for the world, while enjoying a Lifestyle Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS).
Through understanding and practicing ISR, Individual Social Responsibility, participating in 3 Finger Wednesdays provides every citizen the opportunity to build their social skills, become part of the solution and prepare the Chinese Civilization for the uncertain world ahead.
*WSO-PPO-WSP= World Sustainability Organization – Peace Plus One – World Sustainability Project
please also enjoy the “Behind the Scenes” Photos of the CCTV Bethune production here: www.flickr.com/photos/dragonpreneur/sets/72157630788435692/
To CONTACT Philip McMaster for an interview please send an email BEFORE CALLING with the Subject Line: “URGENT – Interview for xxxxx” please include your name and phone number so we can tell him who will call and at what time.
Philip McMaster at gmail dt com (no spaces)
Current INTERVIEWS ABOUT the World Sustainability Project & Spirit Of Bethune:
Philip McMaster wears the cap and jacket uniform from “Warrior’s Heart” in an interview with Jules Page of China Now on China Radio International CRI
Listen to the CRI broadcast on Wednesday January 9_\!/ (now in Archives)
General Page for CRI: http://english.cri.cn/7146/2011/06/02/44s640741.htm
CRI permanent page with Philip McMaster interview: http://english.cri.cn/8706/
or visit the direct source:
Beautiful, Sustainable China (03:11) – http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/cVaOax4dofQ/
Chinese Description (Mentioning DaLong) 2 白求恩精神 Bethune Spirit, Sustainability Spirit with 王长亮 (02:34) http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Bq64uEw1Evg/
Chinese Interview Ma Xi Ping World Sustainability Project 世界可持续发展工程 video from Shansi-Chahar-hopei 晋察冀 area, were residents speak about the 白求恩精神 Spirit of Bethune 可持续发展的精神 and Spirit of Sustainability explaining the 3 Finger “Peace Plus One” 和平+壹 Sustainability Symbol representing peace和平, balance 平衡and harmony 和谐between Society社会, Environment 环境and Economy 经济 (01:49) http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/_WY-ME13fsQ/
3 Finger Wednesday – “The First thing we do is Smile” (02:22) http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/0d2d_-PvQuM/
Happy 3 Finger Wednesday – (02:20) http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/CyX4ugpeTvE/
International Citizen (ISR) – “Kind and Noble man” (3:05) – http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/CyX4ugpeTvE/
Have a LOHAS MINUTE – 3finger Wed-3-2-29 DaLong大龙 – 3 Finger Wednesday in Sanxi China – (02:49) World Sustainability Project 世界可持续发展工程 video from China, were residents speak about the 白求恩精神 Spirit of Bethune 可持续发展的精神 and Spirit of Sustainability explaining the 3 Finger “Peace Plus One” 和平+壹 Sustainability Symbol representing peace和平, balance 平衡and harmony 和谐between Society社会, Environment 环境and Economy 经济 http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/4itpBlsV57E/
MAP OF CHINA DaLong’s Travels in China: http://3finger.sinaapp.com/3fingermap.html
More information available by searching “3FingerW” on Baidu and Google, and by visiting www.PeacePlusOne.cn www.SustainabilitySymbol.com please also enjoy the “Behind the Scenes” Photos here: www.flickr.com/photos/dragonpreneur/sets/72157630788435692/
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