Tag Archives: social change

A Love that Transcends Trump | On Being


If you read one thing today, please consider Omid Safi’s blog post at On Being. [T]he spiritual must not be confined to the inward, but wash over, cleanse, and redeem the individual, the communal, and the institutional. via A Love that … Continue reading

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Yoga philosophy, race, and ‘colorblindness’ — Tantrik Studies


Chris Wallis (Hareesh) provides an insightful and challenging reflection on yoga philosophy and the Black Lives Matter movement that is worth a full read. But here for me is an especially powerful core to his reflection. [B]efore I try to … Continue reading

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Why You NEED Self-Care – You Are Your Greatest Asset


Lately I have been doing a lot of personal and professional inquiry into mindfulness in higher education. This is not just a hobby. My return to higher education grew up entwined with my journey into yoga. They are somehow inseparable. … Continue reading

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Our Beloved Teacher in Hospital | Plum Village


With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples. Continue reading

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What makes Boston “strong”?


While a marathon may be an experience of individual triumph, our experience of last year’s terror remains collective. From near misses to eyewitnesses, our lesson should be how well connected we are. We count among our friends the fallen and heroes, and those left puzzling how their schoolmate “Zack” could have gone so wrong. Despite subsequent efforts of some to appropriate “Boston Strong” as a mere brand, it is both through our celebration of individual striving and shared determination that we remain strong this year. Continue reading

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April Fool’s


Best Shift Ever – Waitress Receives Life-Changing Tip Continue reading

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On Being Intimate on the Internet


Tim Berners-Lee, the person credited with outlining the principles of the World Wide Web, is widely reported to have said he didn’t expect so many pictures of cats. But reportedly, he also said he didn’t expect people to be so … Continue reading

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A school within a school


Cambridge School of Weston to partner with Karuna School for peace and equity studies Continue reading

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I won’t give up on you


The “Don’t Give Up” version is an internal message to myself for the times when I feel weakest and most worried about the state of the world. I’m asking the world “Please don’t give up on me, and if you don’t then I won’t give up on you.” Continue reading

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Notes From the Road » Snatam Kaur


Those of us who frequent yoga studios may be familiar with the work and voice of Snatam Kaur. Here she offers some reflections and two downloadable chants as prayer for the tragedy at the Gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI. In … Continue reading

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