Monthly Archives: November 2011

Film: Crazy Wisdom

Directed by Johanna Demetrakas When Westerns think of Tibetan Buddhism, usually it’s the Dalai Lama who comes to mind. But in 1959, the same year the Dalai Lama escaped the Communist takeover of Tibet, there was another lama on the run—Chögyam Trungpa. Trungpa was raised with the traditional teachings of the Kagyu lineage, one of […]

Film: Bouncing Cats

Uganda is said to be one of the worst places in the world to be a child, and watching the footage in a new documentary, Bouncing Cats, I know this is true. These kids have grown up with not just extreme poverty and rampant AIDS, but also the terror that at any moment they might […]

The Yoga of Not Transcending


Suzanne Morrison’s account of her quest to conquer skepticism, cynicism and cigarettes on the path to enlightenment

Pure and Simple: HealthyCA gets back to basics

By Rachel Heller Five ingredients or fewer—that’s the formula for every salad dressing, sandwich spread, sauce and marinade on the menu at HealthyCA. “I try to keep it simple,” explains Maki, the North Hollywood eatery’s founder and chef. And you can’t get much simpler than the HealthyCA motto: “Tasty food conducive to good health.” Since […]

Los Angeles 11/11 Events

Whether you believe 11/11 is a spiritual portal, environmental happening, socio-cultural event or fulfilment of an ancient prophecy, there is plenty to do in the Southland on 11/11. Here are a few options. Please let us know if you have others to include. Metamorphosis / Alchemy Event Global Gathering of lightworkers in peace & harmony […]

Vigil for Troy Davis

Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser and her young children quietly take a stand for justice