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Understanding and appreciating your own culture helps you understand and appreciate other cultures.

Here is a video of some of the programs that I conduct through out the country with Native and Non-Native audiences on understanding culture, this focused on school aged students.

Compassion, “JuBuSto” and the Three-Petalled Rose

I’ve been having an odd experience of late, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing: some word or a phrase--or often, a tune--you just can’t get out of your head. That’s what I’ve...

The Alchemy of Loss

Twenty-two years ago, someone I was deeply in love with and was engaged to marry, lay down on his bed, put a shotgun to his mouth, and pulled the trigger. He might as well...

How Spirituality Can Lead You To Your Destined Path

I had been going back and forth for awhile between the decision of going back to college or to stay home and "find myself" and figure out an alternative decision. I felt that society...

Mnemosyne Fifteen (Rumi), with an introduction to Rasoul Shams

  This week's posting will serve a dual purpose. In addition to announcing the new Mnemosyne poem (embedded in the photo above), I'd like to also announce that I'll be interviewing its translator, Rasoul Shams,...


Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

Judith Hanson Lasater on Making Peace with the Present Moment

Judith Hanson Lasater with B. K. S. Iyengar On  Monday, 1/28/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, 6-6:30 PM CST, for Tiferet Talk, I will have the honor of speaking with writer, yoga instructor, psychologist, and physical therapist Judith Hanson...

Excerpt from Ten Poems for Difficult Times by Roger Housden

The following essay appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. Poetry is a concise and elemental means of expressing the deepest of human emotions:...
William Kenower Interview

Episode 63: William Kenower

Please join Tiferet Journal, and Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis are honored  to interview author, editor, speaker and radio host, William Kenower. Bill Kenower is the author of several books; Write Within Yourself: An Author's...
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Excerpt from The Words That Changed My Life by Chitra Divakaruni

This essay by Chitra Divakaruni appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Tiferet. Click here to purchase the full issue in digital format. Growing up in a traditional family in India, I rarely thanked anyone....