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A Science of Miracles -- No Longer Optional? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

For most people, miracles are something left behind in childhood. They require innocent belief, not adult rationality. The camp of vocal skeptics and ...

Self-Care in Times of Suffering

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

There are times in life when things fall apart, when we lose something deeply important, something that makes us feel connected, grounded or safe. Som...

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Deepak Chopra

It caused a stir when Sam Harris, in a new book titled Waking Up, changed his message from militant atheism to peaceful Buddhism.

Because You Feel Sad Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Sad

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness check! What liberation, to become aware of our own mind. With all the recent attention on mindfulness, we are getting better at being ab...

What India Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

India has been described by some traditional texts as Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara, the first and supreme culture in the world. To this day, the S...

Victory for Yoga in Encinitas: What Are the Implications?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Let's not, in the name of expediency, lose sight of the traditional meaning of Yoga (upper case preferred) as the union of individual consciousness with the Ultimate Reality, however one may define it. We need to adapt the teachings liberally without compromising their integrity.

Why You Should Practice Freeing Your Mind (And How To Start)

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind."

Celebrating Swami Vivekananda's 150th

Philip Goldberg | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Against all odds, the swami became an instant sensation, not as some carnival attraction but as a fresh, erudite voice that spoke with authority, in impeccable English, about his own tradition, religious harmony and the universal truths at the unseen depths of all religions.

Do All Religions Teach The Same Truth?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

"Truth is one, the wise call it by many names," Swami Vivekananda proclaimed in 1893. More than 100 years later, this is a lesson that we still need to learn.

JPMorgan Banker Resigns To Fight Insider Fine

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

* JP Morgan Global Chairman of Equity Capital Markets steps down * Ian Hannam says resigns to fight FSA accusation of market abuse ...

The Yogi Of The Autobiography: A Tribute To Yogananda

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

An iconic memoir would be legacy enough for any spiritual leader, but Yogananda's contribution far exceeded that book. He was rightly called by the Los Angeles Times "the 20th century's first superstar guru."

What's Your Purpose? Much More Than Your Job

Lissa Coffey | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

In the west, we think of yoga primarily as a form of exercise. Although physical postures make up one branch of this philosophy, yoga in general is so much more. The Sanskrit word "yoga" means to yoke, or to unite. The purpose of yoga is to experience the connection we have with the divine.

Remembering Another September 11

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I will think about an earlier September 11th. On that day, in 1893, an emissary from India spoke at the opening ceremonies of the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago.

Curiosity May Be Hard On Cats, But It's Great For Interfaith Friendships

Carl McColman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Carl McColman

Our conversation was not fueled by the desire to compete, or control, or persuade. Rather, we were all simply inquisitive, seeking in our curiosity and thirst to learn about each other's faith and experience.

The Reincarnating Humble-bee

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Breath -- and he is inextricably rewoven into eternity, ideated as an aperture through which light shines. Upon a closer look he appears as a portal o...

Turning People Turtles in East India

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Orissa has scarcely embarked on any plans for development. Yet it is already on its way to destroying its forests, coasts, wildlife and people to mine the oil, coal and aluminum in the earth below.

Let's Save the Real Avatar

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bianca Jagger

I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.

Struck Off the Posters

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

A bird's eye view shows marginal communities standing up to the big players, even the government, in India. They ask for justice and struggle to conserve the planet their way.

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."

Yoga: Reaffirming the Transformational Practice's Hindu Roots

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I look forward to the day when people like me can use the term Hinduism without fear of being misconstrued. In the meantime, it is incumbent upon yoga proponents to give credit where it is due and acknowledge yoga's Hindu origins.

Ahimsa Eating Re-Considered

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Zero-sum" is when one's needs cancel out another's needs. I learned the meaning of this violent doctrine as a Russian kid playing "nozhichki." Nozhi...

Facing Ego: Finding The Authentic Self

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Ego is to be loved, and guided, and poked and prodded and investigated to bring light to its shadow. That's all. It's not some monster that lives inside one--unless we make it a monster.

Mindful Eating Meditation Inspired by Rg Veda

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Mindful eating - to borrow another metaphor from Indian (Buddhist) philosophy - is an opportunity to glimpse your Original Face.

Take This Mine And Shove It: India Fights Coal, As Tribe Fights Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With the blessing of the Indian Supreme Court, Vedanta plans to launch its own version of Appalachia-style mountaintop removal on the Niyamgiri mountain, which the Dongria Kondh tribe worships as a god.