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Be Wild and Free

 Living in New York is a lesson in impermanence.  For over a quarter of a century, I lived in Manhattan and all over Manhattan, in apartments ranging from a brownstone on the Upper West Side to a tenement in the East Village.  After my daughter was born, I moved to a grand apartment with soaring […]

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Anuruddha

I recently learned about Anuruddha, a cousin and one of the five head disciples of the Buddha.  Anuruddha grew up in luxury like the Buddha and followed the Awakened One into the homeless monastic life, as did many of his relatives and countrymen.   Far from being perceived as dropping out, there was status in Sakyan […]

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Henry David Thoreau, American Yogi

Because it’s summer and very hot here in the Northeast U.S.–and because we’ve been speaking about art as well as our aspirations for the highest–and finally, because it’s Henry David’s birthday on July 12–I thought I would be cool to offer everyone a little story about  Henry David Thoreau, early American Yogi.   According to […]

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Finding Our True Home

“Man remains a mystery to himself,” writes Jeanne de  Salzmann in The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff.  “He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness–a longing to be.  Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral, limited.  He aspires to another order, another life, a […]