Apache Spark Software Development (I am now a Databricks certified Apache Spark Instructor and Developer). Here are my recent blog posts about the application I wrote to capture Twitter tweets with Spark Streaming and Twitter4j...
Part I: Apache Spark & Twitter with DataFrames and Machine Learning in Java (August 2015)
Part II: Apache Spark Streaming with Databricks, Twitter4j, and DataFrames in Scala (October 2015)
Part III: Databricks and Apache Spark, with Spark Streaming, Twitter4j, DataFrames and Machine Learning (ML) KMeans 1.4. in Scala (October 2015)
Forgiveness with Meher Baba Seminars:
Sacramento, CA Meher Baba group: June 2012
Los Angeles, CA Baba group: August 2012, and August 2013.
Chicago, IL Baba group: November 2012
Myrtle Beach, SC Baba group: November 2012
Berkeley, CA Baba group (3 seminars): April 2013 through Fall 2013.
Mariposa, CA Meherana Baba group: January 2014
New York, NY Baba group: March 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC Meher Baba group: August 1, 2015 (Part I),
and October 10, 2015 (Part II)
The Doorbell of Forgiveness by Don E. Stevens and his young people's group
(London: Companion Books, 2011). Now available here http://www.ompoint.com/TheDoorbellofForgiveness_flyer.pdf
On Rainbow Flags article by Laurent Weichberger Flagstaff, Arizona.
Printed in Love Street Lamp Post
Copyright (c) 2007 by L. Weichberger.
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A Celebrating Divine Presence: Journeys into God information page is here now
Celebrating Divine Presence: Journeys into God
(London: Companion Books, 2008) New book from Companion Books: 392 pages with dozens of sacred images. By Laurent Weichberger, Yaakov Weintraub, Lopon Tsultim Wangmo, Thomas M. Knoles, Kelly W. McCabe, Haring Singh Khalsa, Ameeta Vora, Mary Esther Stewart, and Karl Moeller. With an Introduction by Jane Chin, Ph.D. and a Foreword by Don E. Stevens.
The Flagstaff Celebrating Divine Presence book reading event (November 7, 2009) article by Betsey Bruner is here.
Celebrating Divine Presence: Journeys into God article for Earth Odyssey
by Laurent Weichberger (July 2009)
Doorways of Lefkes: Islands of Greece, photography by Laurent Weichberge
Portals of Promise: East meets West in harmony and peace.Go Directly to the OmPoint International Circular #1
A Photography show by Laurent Weichberger at La Bellavia in Flagstaff (January 1, 2010).
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Is Here Now.
Recently completed porting of two J2EE courses for a client, one for Eclipse with Sysdeo and Tomcat, and the other for Eclipse with MyEclipse and WebLogic 8.
De Jungste Tag | The Youngest Day, I helped to cretae a partial English translation of this spiritually important book translated by Ursula and Dieter Lange in Darmstadt, Germany.
Software - Groovy presentation, for J-SPRING 2004 event, on behalf of Trivera Technologies. Laurent started to learn the Groovy programming language (Groovy JSR-241) and created an original Groovy slide show, wrote and tested original Groovy code for work with XML, Groovlets, SQL, and more.
Recent Seminars and Presentations
The New Humanity, and How do we Experience to God (Baba) in our Daily Life (Practical Spirituality)?
facilitated by Laurent Weichberger at Meherabode
in Los Angeles, CA, June 8, 2008.
Meher Baba’s Word and His Three Bridges by Don Stevens with Laurent Weichberger:
May 29 & 30, 2004 in New York City
June 5 & 6, 2004 in Salem, MA
New Book - Meher Baba’s
Gift of Intuition, 15 Essays,
by Don E. Stevens & Companions (Companion Books, 2006) [NOW AVAILABLE from amazon.com just click link above]
Paperback (5" x 8")
One day in the 1960s Meher Baba shared with those close ones gathered around him in Mandali Hall that his Avataric Gift to humanity is that of "intuition." Don Stevens was present on that occasion and has not forgotten the power of Baba's statements about intuition which followed up on Baba's rather casual delivery of this news. We read in Discourses, The Avatar (Volume III, p.p.13-14) where Baba has stated, "Avataric periods are like the spring-tide of creation. They bring a new release of power, a new awakening of consciousness, a new experience of life-not merely for a few, but for all. Qualities of energy and awareness, which had been used and enjoyed by only a few advanced souls, are made available for all humanity. Life, as a whole, is stepped up to a higher level of consciousness, is geared to a new rate of energy. The transition from sensation to reason was one such step; the transition from reason to intuition will be another." Aside from this quote in Discourses, it is not easy to find a reference between the great transition Baba speaks of and this Avataric Gift.
Now, for the first time in book form Don Stevens, with a group of companions, has taken the time to thoroughly contemplate the meaning of this Avataric Gift of Intuition, and they eloquently share the fruits of that contemplation. Don writes in the introduction to the book about his experiences with Baba in Mandali Hall when Baba shared directly about intuition. Then in the chapter The Role of Sanskaras, Don clarifies the relationship between intuition and sanskaras. He also shares two of his most recent personal intuitions in the chapter Sacred Mountains. Having read them, I can only say that they will go down in history as phenomenal, to say the least. The companions who have created essays on this vast subject are all Meher Baba followers, coming from all walks of life and all areas of the globe. They have all dug deeply into their years-long (and in some cases decades-long) relationship with Beloved Baba to attempt to articulate a most difficult process of receiving intuition, intuitive perception and guidance.
In part one of the book, Facets of the Avatar's Gift, we are treated to eight complete essays (including one by Don already mentioned) as follows:The Nature of Intuition by Kendra Crossen Burroughs
The Scope and Levels of Intuition by Stuart Baker
Making Intuition Practical by Thomas J. Hickey
Major Sources for Intuition by Laurent Weichberger & Jack C. Small
Obstacles, Blocks, and Dangers by Julia Brennan, Gary Miller, Debbie Sanchez, and Marjorie Sucoff
Intuition and Truing by Neale Lundgren
Intuition and the Master by Cynthia and Richard Griffin
In part two of the book, which is dedicated to individual experiences, we have another perspective based on what a different collection of authors have perceived directly, as follows:
Norma Finds Her Approach to God Speaks by Norma Miles
Muscular Intuition by Don E. Stevens
Intuition and Childhood Experience by Joanie Agin
Intuition in Daily Life by Wayne Smith
An Experience of Intuition by Kenneth Lux
Ping-Pong and Mental Flatulence by Steve Sakellarios
An Adventure in Intuition by Ann Speirs
To top it all off, the last section of the book is Quotations from Meher Baba on Intuition. This comprehensive compilation contains ten pages of all the Meher Baba quotes available on the subject. This book is a virtual power-plant of insights into the many forces that come into play around intuition, including some concepts and techniques that are experimental and new. There is not enough space in the Love Street Lamp Post for me to properly review all of the deep and soulful writing that takes place in the pages of Meher Baba's Gift of Intuition except to announce that it is a must have for all those who wanted to know intuitively where to start on this bold new adventure with our Beloved Master, Avatar Meher Baba.
Mandali Email by Bhau Kalchuri and Don Stevens (Companion Books, 2005)
Paperback (8" x 11")
This large book is filled with the most poignant email correspondence between two of Avatar Meher Baba’s Mandali, Bhau Kalchuri and Don Stevens. They touch upon some of the most spiritually important topics of the 20th century that are bound to be discussed by followers of Meher Baba for hundreds of years to come. This is a must-read for anyone seriously questioning what Meher Baba has put forth for the New Humanity.
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Mirage Will Never
Quench Your Thirst,
A Source of Wisdom
about Drugs, by Laurent
This pocket-size format
of a compilation of
all Meher Baba's quotes
on the spiritual implications
of using drugs of
any kind includes
the full collection
of quotes by Baba
from the original
God in a Pill?. With
several first person
accounts by former
users as well as sources
of additional information,
this new booklet will
be an invaluable source
of inspiration for
those who seek help
in understanding the
spiritual truth about
the effects of using
Go to an article Ayahuasca This Way Comes (May 2008) by Laurent Weichberger.
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and His Three Bridges,
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with Norah Moore
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latest volume from
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is jam packed with
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and much more. The
entire book is based
on the transcript
of a two day seminar
that he presented
to more than thirty
London during May
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