On Suicide

The tragic death of Robin Williams has brought forth an outpouring of appreciation for him and how he touched so many lives. But also some confusion about suicide that I thought worth touching on. Some …

Dr. Vasant Lad film

Dr. Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic doctor and educator who founded the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. He brought Ayurveda to the west. His introductory book I mention on the Books tab above was my …

Occupy Love

This evening, I saw Velcrow Ripper’s film Occupy Love. It’s the third in the series, after Scared Sacred and Fierce Light. It was held as a free showing in a local church, a rare showing …

Bits of Time

Time is a very curious thing. Some say it’s an illusion but I’d suggest it’s better to understand it as an experiential effect. Fundamentally, the seed of time arises in the initial dynamics of creation. …

Father Thomas Keating

My first real exposure to Father Keating was in the film One, the Movie (2005). I bought the DVD and the extras DVD that included the entire interviews*. More recently, I discovered he played a …

Gratitude for Self

I’ve spoken here a lot about the importance of gratitude. Being thankful for what’s in our lives helps culture an openness and allowing. It also helps enable support. But there’s a deeper aspect of gratitude …

Sacred Economics

A local filmmaker has made a short film to highlight the book Sacred Economics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs I’ve not yet read the book but enjoyed the film. As a number of historians have observed, when the spread …

Inspired by Iceland

And now for something Completely Different, as Monty Python liked to say… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npawmHVaf-E Who knew Iceland could be so much fun… Thanks Maja 😉

Oh My God

This evening, I watched the Peter Rodger film Oh My God. The film is said to be a journey through 23 countries asking one question, “What is God?” He did however venture into some other …