It’s a gray day here in Boston

But the cherry trees blossom anyway. In the aftermath of the bombing at the Boston marathon, I am standing at the barricade…a block away from the explosion site.. Police and news trucks line the streets. A soldier stands guard with a belt of handgranades Bouquets of flowers surround a small poster that 8 yr old […]

Man’s Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl

Old footage of Viktor Frankl talking about the importance of finding meaning and purpose in ones life—and how in recognizing that sense of meaning in others—you can help them become what they are capable of becoming…

Wise Science

Can we separate the perceiver from the perceived? That question came up recently while steeped in a conversation about the Buddhist theory of dependent origination with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Dependent origination, in brief, says that “everything that seems to exist as an independent entity actually takes shape as part of a great web of cause and […]

Glimpse of the Dalai Lama’s Washington DC visit

Question to the Dalai Lama: You’ve said that people have an innate instinct for justice but that it can be conditioned out of us Dalai Lama: Animals also appreciate when you treat them with kindness… I had a parrot who even wanted to share his food with someone who was kind to him!

Paul Hawken’s commencement address

We hear peole voice concerns about the planetary crisis–ranging from hysteria to denial. Paul Hawken has a refreshingly clear ability to keep a balanced perspective and sees both the poignant delusional forces and the potential miraculous capacites …of the human condition…

India jazz – kathak and tap

Two different dance traditions–east & west–communicating through the language of rhythm–an interesting metaphor for global interconnectedness–finding a neutral ground to connect through differences and celebrate diversity