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Archive for April, 2008

Apr
2008
30
OPRAH WATCH: Her May issue says,

OPRAH WATCH: Her May issue says, “Have Your Own AHA Moment!”

We’ve had our fun with Oprah!, the be-all-things-to-all-people TV filter. Her May issue of O! is 348 pages — rivaling the page-count of In Style and the luxury New York fashion magazines. Her roof line: “BEAUTIFUL BOTTOMS: At last! Pants that really friggin’ fit.” The cover line is what got our attention: Have Your Own ...
Apr
2008
26
THE NEW YORK TIMES takes on PADRE PIO, Father David takes on the post-Christian mind

THE NEW YORK TIMES takes on PADRE PIO, Father David takes on the post-Christian mind

GUEST COLUMN: DAVID RICKEY Whereas millions of spiritual seekers see the *mystical* in PADRE PIO, the mainstream media sees — well, the mawkish Padre Pio died in 1968, was canonized in 2002, and more than a million people will visit Puglia in the coming months to view the remains of this remarkable holy man, which ...
Apr
2008
25
Narendra Patel: The most spiritual architect in America

Narendra Patel: The most spiritual architect in America

The diminutive Indian-born designer of buildings, furniture and landscape also happens to be a pioneer of green-building at the high-end of the luxury market BY PAUL KAIHLA — Narendra Patel is an architect who was born in the Indian province of Gujarat, did his post-grad in Canada — and made his name in Rancho Mirage, ...
Apr
2008
25

TOP 10 SPIRITUAL RESORTS IN THE WEST: A Mexican hideaway called “Present Moment”

As this site has morphed from its original incarnation of 9Choirs to Soul’s Code we’ve been stepping up to the brand — and adding more exhibits to the slide shows you see in the column on your right. Instead of *nine* spiritual resorts on the West Coast, we now have a new Top 10 list ...
Apr
2008
24

The New York Times puts down the Jewish mystical tradition, the Kabbalah — from the right. Sarah Silverman got there first — from the left

The New York Times Magazine threw 5,000 words at the subject of the kabbalah, which its freelancer labels “an esoteric occult offshoot of Judaism dating at least to the 13th century.” It’s actually a hit-piece on The Kabbalah Centre: The World’s Leader in Kabbalah Education, which has more than two dozen locations on four...
Apr
2008
16
The karma of Barack Obama versus Hillary Clinton

The karma of Barack Obama versus Hillary Clinton

The “bitter” quote? The elitist rap? The Democratic primary is a proxy war between a low-chakra candidate (with beer below) and a high-chakra one BY PAUL KAIHLA —  John McCain argued that Barack Obama’s reading of blue-collar voters in Pennsylvannia is “elitist,” and represents a “fundamental contradiction of...
Apr
2008
10

Prayer Wall: “I don’t pray myself, but I know that people at my Mother and Father’s church do pray for them . . .”

Carl and Pat Turner are elderly and ailing. They require, at turns, the help of siblings, their three children,  neighbors — or hospital inpatient care. This request comes from their daughter . . ...
Apr
2008
10

Godfather of American psychology, JAMES HILLMAN, endorses Obama, gives him a clean bill of mental health, disses Hillary (We let Obama Girl do “the work”, below)

Freud was raised in Vienna, Austria — and died in London.Jung was born in Switzerland three decades later, died in Switzerland two weeks after the outbreak of WWII. Who can America claim as a founding father of modern pscyh? James Hillman is probably the best candidate: born in New Jersey, intellectually-bred by Jung — and ...
Apr
2008
10

Tibet and the 2008 Summer Olympics: It’s not just politics

How the Beijing Olympics made Tibet a wedge issue between China and the West GUEST COLUMN: SHARON BROCK — The global appeal of the Olympics is vested in a time-honored ideal of one-world peace. To bring the world together through a shared love of human *being*, embodied by the dreams and devotion of young athletes. ...
Apr
2008
9
Protestors in the most secular city in the United States join in an outpouring of support for Tibetan Buddhism

Protestors in the most secular city in the United States join in an outpouring of support for Tibetan Buddhism

We can see and hear thousands of angry demonstrators jamming San Francisco’s financial district and waterfront along its famous bay as we write this. It’s a miraculous outpouring of support for the Dalai Lama, and his campaign to reclaim Tibetan self-rule — and his homeland’s status as a sanctuary for Buddhist practice. The...