May

16

Challenging Impossibility

Article first published as Movie Review: Challenging Impossibility on Blogcritics. Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting defies belief. People just can not lift the weights that he did, let alone people past the age of retirement. Yet in a two-decade long weightlifting career which only lifted off at age 54, raise the impossible to comprehend Sri Chinmoy did, […]

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May

14

Happiness Machine

Applause and awe-struck, gob-smacked smiles go to Barcelona based motion-graphics and visual effects studio Physalia, who created quite possibly the happiest entry in this year’s “Happy”-themed F5 Re:Play Film Festival—Inductance. One giant magnet and hundreds of colourful capacitor-filled plastic balls later, and you can’t help but smile. But is this superb creation from what is […]

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Jan

01

Cup Of Love

Panorama Café in Queens, New York puts the love in the coffee. A charming, eclectic, homely neighbourhood cafe in Queens, Panorama Café has the best coffee in a part of town that isn’t that homely, literally the only café for miles to serve espresso as it’s meant to be roasted, ground and made… Read the […]

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Nov

02

Zeus the UN dog

Meet Zeus, one of the little known stars of the recent UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. Literally looked down upon by more prominent, somewhat taller attendees like Barack Obama, Zeus was nonetheless an important part of the event, a key member of United Nation’s extensive security staff, and the chief sniffer of bombs. […]

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Oct

31

Rally to Restore Sanity Live

It’s happening right now, and you can board the Peace Train via live video streaming here, a song which Yusuf a.k.a. Cat Stephens has incidentally just finished performing. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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Feb

12

There Was a Child Went Forth

With apologies and thanks to Walt Whitman for the title lifted, a brief ode—first published in Inspiration-Letters—to the now faded, sun-filled days of childhood, and the eternal summer of meditation, where the inner child, bathed in a sunshine that will never fade, eternally plays. The journey from child to man is said to be a […]

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Nov

15

Across the Ocean to Swim or Sink

As featured in Inspiration-Letters 17, a biographical account of a journey in search of self; a journey in search of the sunlit path. He was a bear of a man, with a bear-like, straggly grey beard, the last vestige and visage of the Rabbinical life-path his Hebrew parents had probably intended, in a preacher-like occupation—Religious […]

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Nov

07

My Japanese Brother

A visit to a Zen monastery in Japan, meeting with a monk, more similarities than meet the eye. Hotel Mets, Ofuna, Japan. On the outskirts of Tokyo, a city that begins and then never seems to end. I am here on a whirlwind, week long visit with Sri Chinmoy and students, sharing a room with […]

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Nov

06

Free Meditation Classes in Auckland

I can’t speak highly enough of meditation. It has truly, irrecoverably changed my life. If someone told you that you could do something for only fifteen minutes a day that would make you happier, less stressed, have more energy and be more creative, you would do it right? Why on earth wouldn’t you? Learning to […]

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Sep

09

The Zen of the Hubble Deep Field

Find an empty space in the sky and stare into it. Anywhere. Up there, over here, left of somewhere or right of over there, it doesn’t really matter, just pick a spot and stare, stare and stare. What you find might change the very universe. And it will almost certainly blow your mind… In 1995 […]

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