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The Dalai Lama Celebrates his 80th Birthday with a Call for Compassion

When he first became a student, Tenzin Gyatso, most commonly known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, admits that he was a reluctant one. This admission may be surprising to most of us—to hear that a person with a sincere interest in the […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | June 2nd, 2015|Editorial|0 Comments

The Youngest Hero Of The Yushu Quake

Amidst the accusations of China’s belated response to the devastating earthquake that hit the Tibetan area of Yushu in the early hours of April 14, 2010, the downplaying in the Chinese media of the key role that Tibetan monks have played in the rescue efforts and mourning ceremonies, alongside reports of Chinese rescue workers who […]

By | May 27th, 2010|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tale Of Two Meetings

After snubbing him during his Washington DC visit last October, President Obama finally met with the Dalai Lama on February 18th this year. Predictably, China’s leaders had warned of damage to Sino-US relations if the administration went ahead with the meeting (while making the rather […]

By | March 26th, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

The Dalai Lama: Tibet’s Axis Mundi

Attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala, India, is quite a different experience from doing so in the West. Trade comfortable cushioned seats in a temperature-controlled environment for seats on a concrete floor under a covered rooftop exposed
to the wild fluctuations of the Himalayan weather. Trade state-of-the-art bathrooms with the most basic plumbing alternative (bring […]

By | October 27th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Will To Survive

One Man’s Amazing Escape From Tibet

As a child growing up in a remote village in the mountainous region of Kham, Tibet, Tsewang Dhondup loved to listen to the heroic fables recounted by the local elders. Now Tsewang’s own story is the stuff of legend and […]

By | September 28th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: A Global Emergency Tipping Point

I actually started to be personally affected by the implications of the scientific information that was coming out,” says British biologist John Stanley. This “information” includes a shocking prediction by the UN Environmental Program and the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)which represents a consensus view of 2,000top climatologists, that the effects of habitatdestruction and […]

By | July 23rd, 2009|Green Living|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tibetan Voice, A Ray of Light

With the uncertain rollercoaster state of the worlds’ economies and the vociferous political race occurring in our own country, this cacophony of tribulations has all but drowned out continued exposure to the ongoing human rights struggles still raging in places such as Burma, Darfur and Tibet.




One […]

By | June 27th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Bright Side

Timeless Wisdom From The Dalai Lama For Challenging Times

It was a drizzly morning as I walked up to Thunderdome, the basketball stadium at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to attend a day of teachings with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Once inside, I looked around to see that not all 3,000 of […]

By | June 25th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Tibet’s Unlikely Defender

As a writer, I feel that Tibet is my home. I miss Tibet all the time.” These words come from an unlikely source, a Chinese journalist who has gone from being an ardent critic of Tibetan society to one of its most passionate defenders. As […]

By | April 25th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: Calling Tibet? Please Hang Up & Try Again

You have the wrong house. I have no son.” This is what nineteen-year-old Legdup heard when he called his mother in Tibet from Dharamsala, India. Sitting in a dark café with a tantalizing view of the Himalayan foothills that separates the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh with his homeland, a monk nods silently when […]

By | February 6th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments