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Robert Mango Speaks Out

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Robert Mango, artist and denizen of Tribeca, NY and former medal winning track star has been running through the streets of New York City since the late '70s. To get the most out of the art of Robert Mango I thought it best to pose the following questions regarding the origins and inspirations behind the work.

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

Revenge or Forgiveness: Which Road Do You Walk?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It's not possible to forget the incident or person that caused us pain. Hinduism suggests that the highest platform to exist on is the platform of compassion.

Essential Wisdom for Our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, the Eternal Quest

Chris Fici | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Chris Fici

The Mahabharata is considered one of the oldest and of the greatest epics of antiquity. Composed more than 5,000 years ago by the great Vedic sage Vyasa, the Mahabharata tells the story of what is both a heart-rendingly personal and catastrophically collective battle that threatens the very structure and fabric of civilization.

The Yoga of Ecology: The Garden of Seven Gates

Chris Fici | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

I am more convinced than ever that to work and create earth-centered ecologically-sound communities and local food cultures, grounded in the timeless wisdom of ancient spiritual tradition, is the most vital justice work of our time and also the true spiritual revolution of our time.

The Yoga of Ecology: The Teaching Garden

Chris Fici | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

The Teaching Garden is an example of small-scale biodiversity, empowering the local community with local food culture.

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

Dharma, Enlightenment And Hakuna Matata

Pratik Dattani | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Pratik Dattani

Our lives begin to end the day we fall silent on the things that matter. Like Mahatma Gandhi once said, we do not need to wait to see what others do, but we ourselves must to be the change we want to see in the world.

Shri Chaitanya: The Golden Avatar Of Love

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Shri Chaitanya is known as the golden avatar of love because he came to freely distribute love of God to anyone who was willing to accept it. He didn't consider a person's caste or creed and welcomed all to the spiritual practice.

To The Ashes, To The Soil, I Gladly Return

Chris Fici | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

I appreciated the dirtiness of our Ash Wednesday retreat, and by dirtiness I mean the reminder that the soil, the ground, and the earth that is the very foundation of our bodily existence is something that we must not lose touch with.

Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

Jill Lawson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.

Arjuna's Grief: A Hindu Mourns The Newtown Tragedy

Vineet Chander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Why do such unspeakable tragedies take place to begin with? Hinduism, like other spiritual traditions, offers us a great deal of philosophical insight to grapple with the question.

Hindus Celebrate The Birth Of A Divine Lover

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

Hindus around the world are observing Janmashtami, a holy day that celebrates the birth of Krishna, who is believed by devotees to be the eighth avata...

Sri Krishna's Birthday Celebrations: Happy Janmashtami

Mike Ghouse | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

To honor Sri Krishna, one of my mentors, I will read my Bhagvad Gita. The Quran says, to every nation and every community and tribe, God has sent a prophet and peace maker. I believe that Sri Krishna is God sent to restore balance in the society.

Krishna In The Media Era

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For nearly 100 years, Indian cinema has been doing something remarkable when it comes to mythology. There is an intriguing question that remains at the heart of the genre: What do the gods mean in the age of mass media?

The Honorable Lord Krishna: A Prophet Of Allah

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Lord Krishna was a noble, righteous, beloved one of God. Far from theological division, he is a source of unity and accord between Hindus and Muslims.

The 33 Million Gods Of Hinduism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people. In the West the concept of polytheism is nothing more than fantasy or mythology worthy of comic book material.

My 3-Year-Old Guru: How Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Hindu

Vineet Chander | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Being a father has been a blessing in my life, yes, but it has also been a catalyst for my spiritual development in a way that I've never experienced before.

Is God A Person?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even though it may sound attractive or may be easier to understand that God is formless energy, as far as I'm concerned, it's not possible to exchange love with formless energy

A Conflicted Hindu Response To Gay Rights

Chris Fici | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

It is an unfortunate aspect of my experience within the Hindu tradition that I have experienced prejudice towards the gay community. It has always made me quite uncomfortable.

WATCH: Conscious Cooking

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Food that has been cooked in this consciousness and which has become sanctified by the simple offering process purifies the mind of anger, greed, pride and envy and helps us to connect our existence with the Divine.