There is much more to the Kama Sutra than just sex. It's a guide to anyone wanting more pleasure in life, however they take it.
Some purveyors of "wellness" sure are sounding like right-wing conspiracy theorists.
The Portal promises to be a deep dive into the possible.
The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
Sometimes doing nothing means everything.
It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.
Thousands of churches are left behind every year in America.
The Brazilian government has been trying to answer this very question in its ever-growing prison population, which has doubled since the year 2000.
As John Hopkins, Duke, Yale, and others integrate yoga and acupuncture, will it harm or help patients?
60% of pain patients find that tolerance buildup significantly impedes their treatment over time.
In 'All the Real Indians Died Off,' two scholars take longstanding myths about Native Americans to task.
Psychedelics came en vogue in the 1960s and since then have been maligned as inducing psychosis. Today, some evidence suggests that tiny doses of these drugs may be useful for curing psychological disorders such as depression, PTSD, and social anxiety, among others. But more research is needed and there are hurdles to overcome.
As yoga reaches the mainstream, there are many who seek to use it as a control device, says author Shahram Shiva. He argues that young people are usually smart enough to see through the ruse.
Executive Amanda Mesler, who has held numerous prominent roles in corporate America, including as a CEO of Logica N.A., shares examples of both successful and unsuccessful coaching of next-gen women leaders.
Most of us recognize soma as the ‘ideal pleasure drug’ in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In this context the pleasure was pacifying—it kept people in line without questioning their […]
The term ‘teacher’ has numerous connotations. The word immediately conjures images of high school biology and history. Culturally we recognize the inherent importance of those who assume such a role, […]
The teachings of the Buddha dissect existence into fundamental elements. Contrary to René Descartes, this dhamma is not pure bricks and mortar, or pure materialism; it describes the make-up of all reality in a holistic, all-encompassing way.
The top rung of Patanjali’s eight-limbed Ashtanga ladder, Samadhi, has been defined in numerous ways. Usually associated with the last step before enlightenment, it is translated as ‘ecstasy,’ and has […]
Consider how much more beautiful and authentic and sophisticated and accurate our world would become if we could appreciate the key terminologies of all cultures.
Shengren, Junzi, Ruxue: The Chinese World is Coming Back in Full Circle “…the creator, when he arises, always finds himself overwhelmingly outnumbered by the inert uncreative mass…” – Arnold J. […]
In the last month, two people that I’ve critiqued in this column have replied and created fruitful dialogues. J. Brown, a teacher whom I respect for his intellectual fortitude, just […]
Krishnamurti was faced with an unsolvable dilemma not unfamiliar to spiritual teachers. He often implored his audience to not take anything he says as truth, but to find it for […]
A Conversation with William Irwin Thompson by Michael Garfield William Irwin Thompson is a poet, philosopher, cultural historian, former MIT professor, and founder of the Lindisfarne Association – a transdisciplinary think-tank […]