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The Scale of the Universe

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Jacob Needleman on Consciousness & Our Future

In his upcoming book An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth, Jacob Needleman discusses "an entirely new kind of relationship between consciousness and nature, between consciousness and the earth, between consciousness and...

“My advice is not to make a problem of yourself…”

  http://minddeep.blogspot.com/2012/03/there-is-no-problem.html   Ajahn Sumedho: My advice is not to make a problem of yourself. Give up making a problem about yourself, or how good or bad you are, or what you should or shouldn’t be.   via MARGUERITE MANTEAU-RAO's...

Interview with Poet Hal Sirowitz on “Being Human”

We've published Hal Sirowitz's wonderful poetry in earlier issues of Tiferet. You'll enjoy this recent interview with him on "Being Human." Be sure to scroll down - there are two parts to the interview! http://www.riffraf.typepad.com/

The Inner, Phenomenology and Social Transformation

when we meditate, or during some prayers, we will sometimes close our eyes. the assumption is that limiting our mental and physical exposure to the stimulation of objects and other contents in our surroundings,...

A Mixed Lineage

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addendum: on i-it and the god we repress

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Babies See God

When I was a baby, I knew how to hide in the space between electrons. People saw me bouncing and laughing, but they had no idea where I was hiding. Even today when I go...

Ram Dass on “Letting Go”

Here's an interesting 2010 interview with Ram Dass on the process of letting go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LxB-4_MGbc   "Your soul witnesses your feelings, your desires, your fearlessness. Stay  in the witness, not identifying with the desires or attitudes or...

Mary Jo Bang Translates Dante’s Poetry with Pop Culture Twist

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