Beethoven’s 7th, Kleiber, and Joy

To listen and watch Carlos Kleiber conduct Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, even on YouTube, is to know in one’s heart that there is an intelligence...
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Was Jesus a Warrior?

It is better to reflect on the historical Jesus at Christmas than at Easter. At Easter, his tragic death overshadows his life, not to...
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Beyond Misanthropy

One of the saddest and most misguided trends of late is the stated preference of a growing number of people for animals over humans. I’ve...
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Illumination and Revolution

Shirtsleeve weather of the previous few days suddenly shifted last night. Rain fell in the valley and snow fell in the foothills, just a...

From Humans to Human Beings

The land has gone months without a good rain, and the rich, sweet smell of soil and vegetation fills the air. It didn't pour...

Life and Death

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre Deep fall. Fragrant, fresh with death carpeting the ground, filling the air. A doll strapped to her chest, the little girl...

Referendum On Humanity: The Sudan

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre What would you do if you knew something bad was going to happen, but something far worse could be prevented...

Mindfulness Is Meditation

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre One of the main proponents of mindfulness meditation is Jon Kabat-Zinn. He’s the founding Executive Director of the Center for...

The Collapse of the American Model

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre On a gloriously beautiful day Thursday, Thanksgiving Day in the United States, one could almost see the outlines of a...

Sangha and Spiritual Friendship

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre As Buddhism has proliferated in America and the West, the notion of sangha has gone along with it. In this...
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