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Year Two: Conscious Typhoon Relief Fundraiser for the Philippines “I will lay every brick, and sink every nail with love.” – Patrick Doles, EarthCoco Founder As a global community, what we do to support our collective family worldwide has powerful […]

Till the Cows Come Home: The Gentle Barn


If you want to know what love is, all you need to do is spent a few hours at a very special place called, The Gentle Barn. Founded in 1999 by Ellie Laks, on a half-acre property in Tarzana, The […]

Marianne Williamson Throws her Hat in the Ring

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This afternoon, renowned author, speaker, and advocate for community involvement in social change, Marianne Williamson, has announced her independent candidacy for the US House of Representatives, California District 33. Marianne’s insightful analysis of political issues, her commitment to democracy and […]

Beagles Find New Homes in LA

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The Beagle Freedom Project places animals used in lab testing in loving rehabilitative homes. My husband and I have loved and owned beagles for years, but I must admit we had not heard about the Beagle Freedom Project until a […]

Take Action for Animals


Southern California is infamous for having animal shelters filled with dogs and cats that could easily be winners at pet shows. In 2009, in the City and County of Los Angeles, 102,000 homeless pets were put to sleep due to […]

People Power in the Park

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Community Partnerships Power Practice There’s nothing better than practicing Yoga outdoors with friends, family, and live music—unless you’re doing all of this and serving the community by supporting the efforts of a hard-working nonprofit organization. This combination has been the […]

LA ROCKS! Operation Shanti

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When I visited Mysore, India, the source of my vinyasa flow and Mysore practice, I fell in love. I fell in love with the country, the chaos and the contradictions. I also fell in love with the people. After practicing […]

Seva: Kundalini Rising for Miri Piri Academy

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Snatam Kaur shares her experiences At the age of 18, few young people dream about a trip to India. But chant artist Snatam Kaur did just that, spending six months as a teaching assistant at Miri Piri Academy, the residential […]

Forgiveness for the Holidays

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The holidays bring a sense of warmth and festivity, but can also be chaotic and stressful. The other day, I was driving down the freeway, when I witnessed road rage and the near collision of two cars that refused to yield […]

Praying for a Life Vision: Sitting Down With Reverend Michael Beckwith

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We’re all wondering what is meant by the current turn of calendar events, so we had a chat with the teacher many in LA view as a significant mentor to learn how to set intentions, make plans, and even pray. […]

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