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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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What Makes a Good Teacher? – The Chronicle of Higher Education


In reading this, I very much have in mind some of my favorite yoga teachers. If one were to analyze what goes into being an inspiring teacher in this sense, the list would include enthusiasm, charisma, a capacity to clarify … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Rampage School Shootings


Richard Hudak, President of the UUCiA, will share a close reading of Katherine S. Newman’s Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings. Learn how this research monograph is a well-executed and important piece of public sociology, what five factors are “necessary but insufficient causes” of rampage school shootings, and what policy options may make rampage shootings less likely. Please join in dialog about preventing gun violence. Continue reading

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Peace, Progress, and the Pause Before the Push


I am enjoying the pause before the final push of the first summer session class. Next week,I get to teach about strategic nonviolence, peace movements, and peace education. I will miss teaching social movements in second summer session, and I … 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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Metamorphosis and Sadness


I promise a more thorough accounting of my shoulder injury: what happened and what’s wrong. Suffice it to say that yesterday I received some very bad news, and that I appear to be in this for the long haul.…

There are two things that I would share right now, a selection from Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965), and an excerpt from Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Continue reading

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Grateful to Help


I’m grateful to be in a position to offer students the resources of my discipline, and my resources as a yogi to bring balance in thought and emotion to yesterday’s tragic events. Continue reading

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The torrent


[The bhakta] crosses [the torrent], [the bhakta] crosses [the torrent]. [The bhakta] helps all in the world to cross. Continue reading

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