2011 March/April

Nature's Healing: A Barefoot Walk Can Cure You

The Deeper Meaning of Tattoos

Andrew McCarthy had seen his share of tattoos, from the “drunken sailor” images to “Friday the 13th specials,” where the tattoo artist chooses the design for a mere 13 dollars. But…

Being a Spiritual Person

Recently I was listening to my friend Satish Kumar being interviewed on the BBC. Satish is a former Jain monk who defined his life by walking for world peace. With no financial res…
Tags: Transformation

Barefoot Healing

The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the ear…
Tags: Healing

Extras

Colorful knitted hats

Saints R Us

A year and a half ago I became obsessed with the size of landfills. (This could be the result of too much time on my hands to simply think about things, but still.) I had seen some…
Tags: Volunteering Organizing

Reviews

I Am

The Shift is About to Hit the FanBy Tom ShadyacFilm director Tom Shadyac had it all — a successful film career (Ace Ventura; Liar, Liar; Bruce Almighty), a series of California man…
Tags: Films Compassion Hope Connections

Brilliant Moon

Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheBy Neten Chokling, with narration by Richard Gere and Lou ReedBeautifully filmed in Tibet, India, the United States, Bhutan, and Nepal, this docu…
Tags: Films Documentaries Philosophy Buddhism

Liquid Bells

Singing BowlsDamien RoseThe sound of Tibetan singing bowls might be described as complex purity. Within the sound that is heard when the bowl is struck, there exists the “anahat na…
Tags: Music Relaxation Meditation Yoga Healing

Bossa Nova Around the World

Various International ArtistsPutumayo World MusicThe sultry bossa nova (remember “The Girl from Ipanema”?) developed in Brazil in the mid-1950s and is an evolution of samba. More c…
Tags: Music

Every Second Something Happens

Poems for the Mind and SensesSelected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, with illustrations by Melanie HallPoetry for children has to be the very best. It has to tickle the mi…
Tags: Poetry Kids Family

American Veda

From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation: How Indian Spirituality Changed the WestBy Philip Goldberg“You don’t get tired of love, you don’t get tired of joy, you don’t g…
Tags: Philosophy Yoga Meditation

A Time to Plant

Life Lessons in Work, Prayer and Dirt By Kyle T. Kramer “With deep, sustained attention to the world, it is impossible not to feel awed by it, grateful for its many gifts, moved …

The Shaman Speaks

How to Use the Power of Shamanism to Heal Your Life Now By Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls “There is so much value in looking at today’s world from a Traditional Shamanic perspective,”…
Tags: Book Reviews Shamanism

Rebel Buddha

On the Road to FreedomBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheWithin each of us there lives a “rebel buddha,” the powerful intelligence of our own awake mind, the one who has the ability to tel…
Tags: Buddhism Films