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Los Angeles Events: The Best of September 2017

  Join LA Yoga at the best Los Angeles events for September 2017.   Los Angeles Events: Classes and Workshops Accessible Yoga   Learn how to make classes welcoming to everyone and to approach students in a trauma-informed way with Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman. Details 7-10 Sep 9am-5pm $550 Spiral Path Yoga, 3115 Foothill [...]

Tzu Chi embodies Charity through Compassion and Good Works

The Tzu Chi Thousands of Helping Hands Charity Art Performance raises funds for this faith-based organization's global acts of compassion.   The worldwide nonprofit spiritual organization Tzu Chi spreads a mission and a message. In Southern California and beyond, the worldwide nonprofit organization Tzu Chi spreads the message that giving awakens kindness and [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Cause & Activism, compassion in action|0 Comments

Compassion in Action: Finding Hanuman’s Heart in a San Diego Gym

  There are times when a chance interaction offers us lessons in compassion and in truly seeing the heart of a stranger. I had one of those moments on a road trip and it is a story that exemplifies why I do what I do — traveling the world sharing sacred music.   Whenever I [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|compassion in action|0 Comments

Gong Medicine

Jon offering sound healing at The Beloved Festival "The gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind. It is the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|artists & musicians|0 Comments

Nahko Bear; It Is Written.

  Nahko Bear photo by Daniel Jung. A story of family origins, music, and activism. From the West, from the North, from the East, from the South, the medicine tribe is gathering. They are rising up in unity, in resilience, and with the intention of creating new paradigms on the planet. They’re a [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|artists & musicians|14 Comments

Rediscover your Creativity with Barnet Bain

I’ve spent some time naked in a hot tub with a few men in my life, but I have to admit, one of the most interesting of those men was Barnet Bain. Ok, the hot tub was at Esalen and we weren’t alone (that’s how it rolls in a hot tub at Esalen.) Barnet was [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|film makers & authors|0 Comments

Rockstar Health and Fitness: Nathan Sykes 

  Nathan Sykes is following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and Nick Jonas; artists who made the not-so-easy transition from massively successful boy bands (NYSNC and the Jonas Brothers, respectively) to heartthrob solo artists. Many have tried and failed, but Nathan will not fall into that category. Born with an incredible musical talent, he [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|artists & musicians|0 Comments

Rockstar Health and Fitness: Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin discusses finding the grounding influence of meditation through his role in feature film, The Fourth Noble Truth. Meditation is increasingly a topic of news stories and  a part of popular culture. Now meditation is even part of the subject of an entertaining feature film, The Fourth Noble Truth. The film’s star Harry Hamlin inspires [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|artists & musicians|0 Comments

Spiritual Haiku

  Eradicating Fear fails. Substituting love for fear is lovely.   Tech support. Household help. Roadside assistance. Life – don’t try it alone.   Fear keeps me awake. Gratitude puts me to sleep. Love says good morning. I'm a spiral girl living in a linear world. Sometimes passing. Haikus by Beth Lapides, from Did I [...]

By | December 6th, 2010|poetry|0 Comments

Chant Pray Love: Featured Kirtan Event

Finding An Authentic Voice: Suzanne Sterling Singing is one of the most intimate outer expressions of our essence. Whether it’s chanting the sacred names of the divine, singing along with the radio or joining our voices in happy birthday, we can feel that singing is more than just making a musical sound; it’s the [...]

By | December 17th, 2009|local heros, Music|0 Comments