ENTERTAINMENT

The Documentary Film Tomorrow showcases Modern Solutions

In honor of Earth Day, the new documentary film Tomorrow opens April 21 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Directed and narrated by actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion, the documentary sheds light on creative and successful small-scale solutions to the world’s biggest environmental challenges. The filmmakers’ explorations were motivated by a [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Film|0 Comments

YOGA FAQ by Richard Rosen

Richard Rosen’s book YOGA FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga – from Asana to Yama is a portal. Through Rosen’s modern lens we traverse the history and evolution of yoga from its ancient spiritual practice to its contemporary incarnation primarily as asana. Mister Rosen is a much better Sanskritist then he realizes [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Yoga of the Subtle Body by Tias Little

Photo of Tias Little by Robert Sturman If life-force (prana), or wisdom is something that could be seen, what we could see if we looked at what lives in the heart and mind of teacher and author Tias Little would be as breathtakingly vast as the California coastline. His light has been a [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

GuruGanesha Band music uplifts us during “Troubled Times.”

Music is a refuge. Whether instrumental or with lyrics, the repetition of mantra or other inspirational poetry, it is a source of solace, a way to lift us up, a way for us to find our inner center. When we ride the waves of the world today, this is one of our sources of restoration [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Deva Bhumi: The Abode of the Gods in India By Krishna Kumar (K.K.) Sah

The book Deva Bhumi tells stories of the magical land in the foothills of the Himalayas that has produced a disproportionate number of enlightened beings—not just teachers and saints, but siddhas—beings who are so perfected that people need only be in their presence to receive the benefits of the teachings. A siddha exists beyond the [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Sun, Moon, and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda by Mas Vidal

If you have been living under the impression that yoga is just a sweaty physical activity involving the union of the head to the knee and the frivolous merging of fancy tank tops to costly bottoms, you might want to reset your spiritual router. Sun, Moon, and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The E Word, Ego, Enlightenment & Other Essentials

The Ego gets a lot of flack. People love to hate on it. It’s got more contracts out on it then Joey from the neighborhood. Everyone wants to kill their Ego and everyone wants to be Enlightened, because that’s apparently what happens when you finally put the bullet between the eyes of the Ego. It [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Exclusive Premiere of Jai Uttal’s S.A.M.B.A Music Video

The latest album by prolific devotional kirtan artist Jai Uttal Roots, Rock, Rama! is garnering acclaim from around the world. The official music video for “S.A.M.B.A (Shiva’s Adoration of Mata Bhavani’s Ambrosia) reflects the joyous mood of both the song and the album. The gorgeous video was shot in Rishikesh, India, in the winter of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Explorers of Infinity by DJ Drez and Marti Nikko Bradley

We should be thankful for DJ Drez. He’s one of the LA underground music pioneers who helped expand what our notion of devotional music could be by embracing the stylistic grooves of hiphop, soul, jazz, and chill electronic beats. I remember when a friend lent me The Capture of Sound CD years ago, and what [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Singing by the Ganga with Jai Uttal in Rishikesh

A commitment to meditation, education, and devotion delivered me to Rishikesh, India, the “City of the Divine” where I completed a 200-hour teacher training course. My activities in Northern India have revolved around yoga, wellness, holistic living, savory and sweet food around every turn, and chakra and ear cleanings offered on the winding paved road [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Music|0 Comments