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...

Freedom and the Dark Current of Destiny

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre Autumn is at its peak and premium in northern California’s Central Valley. The yellows, oranges, and golds are resplendent in...

The Lingering Echo of Rousseau

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre Jean-Jacques Rousseau, despite or because of our cynical age, retains a powerful hold on the post-modern mind. Nowhere is that...

Why Meditate?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Living in a cultural desert, as we do in the West, and as more and more people do in this vapid...

The Human Capacity for Insight

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre When asked where the capacity to be creative comes from, Eric Kandel, the Nobel Laureate neuroscientist, answers very assertively: “It comes...

Just Like Us?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Jane Goodall, the aging but still very active doyenne of chimpanzee studies in the Gombe Reserve, Tanzania, was interviewed recently on...

Running Amok and Among

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Martin LeFevre: It’s autumn in northern California, and the weather has changed with the season. Though cloudier and cooler, we’ve...

A Tanzanian and Guantánamo

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is a Tanzanian accused of playing a role in Al Qaeda's bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi...

Spiritual Insight and Political Strategy?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevre Can spiritual insight and political strategy go together? That¹s not an academic question to me, but a pressing, even personal one. ...
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