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Two of Wands and the Unseen Worlds


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Mirabai Bush: On Being


Krista Tippett’s radio show, On Being, consistently showcases scientists, artists, writers, and the brightest, creative minds to discuss the question, “what does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?” This past week’s show with Mirabai Bush shows the importance of framing the spiritual search in terminology that is relevant for a younger generation.

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The Sunday Routine of Koshin Paley Ellison, Monk and Zen Teacher


In 2007, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, a nonprofit in Chelsea that offers meditation training and study programs for medical professionals and caregivers. Since then, they and their students have worked with over 80,000 people. Dr. Paley Ellison, co-editor of the new book “Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care,” lives on the Upper West Side with Mr. Campbell, who is also his husband, and two Maine coon cats.

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What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew


A teacher’s insights from asking students to finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”

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Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence


“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”

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Happy Solstice Strawberry Moon Birthday, Kara!

Is it a coincidence that my incredibly awesome sister Kara’s 50th birthday happens to fall on a summer solstice Strawberry Moon, and she’s a redhead, and it’s the first Strawberry Moon since 1967, the year I was born on the winter solstice, and three years before my genius younger sister Amanda was born on the spring equinox (before it was a health club), and that day happens to be today? I think not. Happy birthday, Kara!! Here’s to the second half of your century of living!

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Anthony Kiedis had to interrupt Carpool Karaoke to save a baby’s life

If you haven’t watched any of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, here’s the perfect reason to start. Our personal favorites are Adele and Chris Martin… & RHCP, saving babies aside, is also pretty awesome.

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Muhammad Ali

Of all the articles I’ve read in the past few days about Muhammad Ali, this one was particularly moving.



Sitting Down With Sharath Jois

Here is a wonderful interview with R. Sharath Jois, by Leslie Hendry in LA Yoga Times. A little bit of inspiration before Sharath’s classes begin on June 11th!