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Archive for the ‘JOURNEYS’ Category

Feb
2011
9
Serenity in a blizzard

Serenity in a blizzard

How I survived a near-death road trip with my hillbilly Zen Master BY AUGUST TURAK – I was 21 years old. And for the first and only time in my life, I was sure I was about to die. I was in the passenger seat of my 1963 day-glo green Ford Econoline van with a ...
Jan
2011
10
Peak experience: Empty and loving it

Peak experience: Empty and loving it

After years of yoga, meditation and an exhaustive soul search, “I” turned out to be the void  left when the rest of me was chiseled away BY LAURA KATLEMAN-PRUE – As far back as I can remember, I wanted my life to mean something important. I intuited that life was a precious gift, but I ...
Dec
2010
7
When pain afflicts the enlightened

When pain afflicts the enlightened

The ‘real’ Secret: Physical illness doesn’t discriminate. A person with a healthy spirit is not immune to bodily harm — but is well equipped to gain something sacred from the journey. DAVID RICKEY: A friend and spiritual mentor recently told me that he had brain cancer. The shock was especially strong because his brain, or ...
Dec
2010
2

“Swami Ji” and falling in love for the first time, in the true sense of the verb

The holy man I met, “Swami Ji”, has no organization, TV show, or book. His name simply means “great teacher.” BY SMADAR DE LANGE — How would you describe the experience of falling in love? For me, meeting with Swami Ji (personal name: Krishnamurti) was like falling in love. I fell in love with love ...
Oct
2010
13
The ultimate spa getaway

The ultimate spa getaway

Forget the Deepak Chopra Center in southern California. This is an ayurvedic resort! In the picture is worth a thousand words department, Renee Tavares sent this image from Kerala, India, where the San Francisco, CA yogini is enjoying ayurvedic treatments. Namaste...
Oct
2010
1
Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

An Australian tour operator in her adopted homeland of Egypt discovers how ‘place’ is the driving force of her life purpose GUEST COLUMN BY KERRIE GUY — We all have experienced mystical places and spaces. For some, it’s a pilgrimage across northern Spain. For others, it might be Cabo or other tropical escapes. For me, ...
Aug
2010
25
Discovering my artist's way

Discovering my artist’s way

Artists aren’t an “elite” breed; we ALL have the capacity to grow spiritually through creative pursuits BY CYNDI INGLE — Remember the INXS song from the late 80’s, The Devil Inside? Well I have a new take on the theme of that title: we all have an artist inside — and lately, I’ve discovered mine. ...
Nov
2009
24
When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

“At that moment, language, distance and time were transcended. Where the sacred brings the past and present together is the point at which each experienced traveler knows that any one of us is open to meeting the next person.” BY KOHL GLAU — When traveling abroad, I strive not to be just another tourist, either ...
Jun
2009
5
A spiritual pull to travel: Going within in Yelapa

A spiritual pull to travel: Going within in Yelapa

A seeker is drawn to a visionary woman and the Mexican sanctuary she created — and discovers her authentic self GUEST COLUMN: MARLA HUNTER-BELLAVIA — From the moment I read about the space Isabel Jordan had created in Yelapa, Mexico, I knew that I was meant to go there. To visit an open palapa nestled ...
Nov
2008
7
Learning Iyengar yoga at the source: My adventure in Pune, India

Learning Iyengar yoga at the source: My adventure in Pune, India

“I spent a month at B.K.S. Iyengar’s yoga retreat, and my body has openings that were never there before” BY RENEE TAVARES — We’re wrapping it up here, only two more classes with the best yoga teacher I’ve experienced, Geetaji Iyengar, the daughter of B.K.S. I feel my body has openings that weren’t there — ...