Muir Woods San Francisco
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays, author of Brave New World
John Lane, painter, author and supporter of the Schumacher College in Devon, UK once pointed out that humans mix the gregarious and the solitary. We are not bees who fly in swarms nor solitary cats. Even when we spend time Read More
An unconventional offering of ascendant Tantric poetry inspired by Rumi. Enjoy.
If civilization exists by geologic sanction then I am the bubbling hot springs of alchemy, anything but civilized. I will gurgle and ooze, like a baby’s coo or a weeping wound, the stunning snail-shine of a lover’s wet kiss on a barren bosom. I will scream. I will whisper. But my totem is standing – still.
I comply to the winds o Read More
Small Acts Speak Bigger Than We Know
“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are all meant to be happy. In his words, “Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.” The trick to true happiness may be surprising though – it turns out it has more to do with how we treat others than any concern we may have abou Read More
This article was originally featured at Into Mountains Over Streams.
Looking at Qi vs Prana
It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some practitioners disagree. Qi, Chi, or Prana are not the only names of the fine, rather than gross, life force energies, however. It is also called kundalini energy, as well as Wilheim Reich’s orgone energy, the Egyptian’s cobra, as a symbol of Read More
This article originally appeared at WakingTimes.com
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Imagine biting into an apple and seeing the color purple, or smelling the salt of the ocean as the touch of a lover’s hand on the small of your back. These types of experiences are called synesthesia: the occurrence of concomitant sensation is a fascinating blend of the five senses – touch, smell, taste, sound, and s Read More
The Venerable Metteyya, a Buddhist child of wisdom who grew up in the same village, Lumbini, Nepal, that the incarnate Buddha was born in, is only in his early twenties, but he recently gave a dharma talk well beyond his years.
In it, he compelled his audience to live like a tree. He talked of how we grow old without growing deep roots of wisdom, of understanding that death is imminent, even for the living, Read More