Worthwhile Links: February 2015

For those of you who are interested in hearing me teach from the comfort of your home, consider signing up for the Living Yoga Conference taking place online beginning April 24. You’ll get a $10 discount for using the code LYC1365: https://yogainternational.com/ecourse/living-yoga-conference I have also recently joined the 21st century by inaugurating a Facebook page […]

Remembering Guru Maharaj

In honor of the new year, obeisance to a revered elder: Jatala Sadhu Sri Rama Viswambharadas. I met Jatala Sadhu in early 1982, introduced to him by his disciple Vimalananda (Jatala Sadhu appears in the Aghora books as “Junior Guru Maharaj”). Thereafter I visited him at his ashram at Simhachalam (near Vishakhapatnam) once (occasionally twice) […]

Worthwhile Links: December 2014

While in Sri Lanka I finally watched the excellent Twenty Feet From Stardom on DVD on a giant screen, and once back in Houston (and after watching multiple movies on the flights there, including particularly The Book of Life) I went to local cinemas to take in Big Hero 6, Mockingjay, Princess Kaguya, Unbroken, and […]

Worthwhile Links: November 2014

Where DOES the time go?? Suddenly here it is 2015 and I have yet to pay tribute to the remainder of 2014. Egad! I spent November in India, as busy as the proverbial Castor canadensis with the new stimuli that exposed themselves to me. Some of these: Mineral: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-universe-is-scary http://erniebutton.com/?portfolio=vanishih and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/art-in-a-whisky-glass http://www.physicsgirl.org/ for example, […]

Worthwhile Links: October 2014

Now it can be told: the gripping story of how May 15 – 29, 2015 will find Rose Baudin, Dr. Claudia Welch & me hard at work at Vermont’s beautiful Stoweflake resort. See you there! http://www.stoweflake.com/spa_center_for_growth.aspx Back to October, when I had plenty of time while at Sreedhari and vaidyagrama http://www.sreedhari.com/ http://www.vaidyagrama.com/ to relax, read, […]

Worthwhile Links: September 2014

Three noteworthy movies: Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jodorowsky’s Dune, the last especially worthy of note as just a few hours after watching it pre-dawn on an airplane bound for Texas I was brunching a friend who volunteered the information (before I could tell her I had seen the flick) that she had met Jodorowsky […]

Dr. Lad Movie, Quanah and Kate Bush

When I walked into the offices of the Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya one fine morning in early February 1974, brandishing a letter from Pandit Shiv Sharma, then India’s most eminent Ayurvedic physician, directing that institution to admit me forthwith as a student, the powers-that-were in the college handed me over promptly to Dr. Vasant D. Lad, […]

Worthwhile Links: July 2014

Plutocratic Graphic: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/164817-map-shows Disturbing Statistic: So attached to their cellphones are 18- to 24-year-olds that 61 percent of them sleep next to their devices, compared with just 22 percent of cellphone owners over 65 who do so, according to the Pew Research Center. (This is in fact disturbing at both ends of the chronological spectrum.) […]

Worthwhile Links: June 2014

It was Hong Kong and Sydney for me during June’s first fortnight. Had I had a smart phone, I could have let it manage my jet lag: http://entrain.math.lsa.umich.edu/ I went to Hong Kong at the invitation of the Asia Yoga Conference http://www.asiayogaconference.com/2014/ and to Sydney at the behest of Ayurveda Australia http://www.ayurvedayogaaustralia.com/dr-svoboda-in-australia In Sydney I […]

Worthwhile Links: May 2014

We begin the month in the Daintree National Park of Far North Queensland, situated within the Daintree Rainforest, at 100 million years old Earth’s oldest rainforest (the Amazon a mere youngster, at age 10 million years). To visit the Daintree fly to Cairns, then drive a couple of hours north. While there, take a boat […]