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B.K.S. Iyengar: The Legacy of a Beloved Teacher

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The impact of B.K.S. Iyengar as a yoga practitioner and dedicated teacher has influenced the totality of the landscape of modern yoga. We asked some notable students of Iyengar to reflect on their experience of Iyengar as a yogi. What […]

The Hooping Life

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Spinning Spirit into Balance There was a time when the hula hoop was simply a plastic toy. For decades, since its invention in 1958, the large twirling ring-around-the-waist was a fun, simple, and carefree activity; a hobby kids could revel […]

A Revolution of the Heart

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Marianne Williamson Of the People. By the People. For the People. Marianne Williamson is one of this generation’s most influential teachers. She began her career as a lecturer in Los Angeles in 1983 and since then has published 10 books, […]

On My Nightstand: Rickie Byars Beckwith

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Rickie Byars Beckwith is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center. As one of Los Angeles’ most revered contemporary singer-songwriters, Rickie plans to expand the impact of music and arts as a catalyst for transforming lives […]

Celebrating Hanuman—the embodiment of service

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A Divine Monkey Practice Many of us have heard the term the “monkey mind” – the mind that hops from one thing to another, never at peace, wanting, worried, curious, with all kinds of random thoughts racing around in our […]

Be Here, Be Love, Be Now

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Be Here, Be Love, Be Now To even attempt to put words to the impact Ram Dass’ grace and presence has had over the past forty-plus years would be a task, indeed. In 1967, one young Dr. Richard Alpert, former […]

The Gaviota Coast

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The Last Jewel of Southern California On a crisp spring morning, photographer Brett Leigh Dicks and I set out to document the diverse environment and open expanse of the Gaviota Coast. Arriving at Refugio State Beach just after sunrise, we […]

Walk in Wonder

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A Meditation On Wonder From The Radiance Sutras, A New Translation Of The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra There is a feeling we all know — a mixture of surprise and delight, caused by perceiving something marvelous, and we want to stay […]

Kundalini Yoga

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A Practice To Shine The Light From Within As we emerge from the blankets of hibernation in the turn of the season from Winter to Spring, we naturally seek the rays of the Sun to energize and nourish us while […]

Life Is Messy; Clean It

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Handling The Broom Four hours north of Mexico City is a town called San Miguel de Allende. In the mornings, if one stays long enough to numb to the sounds of barking dogs, crowing roosters and the all too occasional […]