by yoga 2.0 lab on Jun 29, 2012
There are reports that Christie McNally was last seen in Kathmandu, trying to secure a private audience with her first teacher, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She couldn’t. There is a report that Christie’s mother has quoted Christie as saying: “Michael Roach murdered my love.” The Thorson family is starting to talk to the media. No one knows where this story is leading. But a close look at how it’s unfolding, and how Roach and others have chosen to respond so far, gives a dizzying view on how deep this rabbit hole goes.
by yoga 2.0 lab on May 19, 2012
As Ian’s body dissolves, I’m convinced now more than ever that our spirituality must resist the toxic consolations of bypassing, over-certainty, and authoritarianism. It must wake up from the dream of perfection to work diligently, with eyes wide open, in the garden of relationship, drawing upon simple hopes and common tools.
by yoga 2.0 lab on May 4, 2012
The immediate cause of Thorson’s death is most likely exposure and dehydration. But I believe that a full investigation will show that the deeper causes involve cultish religious fanaticism, untreated psychosis, and the gross negligence, incompetence, and obstructionism of the Board of Directors of a neo-Buddhist retreat centre called Diamond Mountain University, headed by its founder and spiritual director, Michael Roach. This full legal and medical investigation is warranted immediately, because there are still 35 people camped out on Diamond Mountain property who may well be in as much physical and mental danger as Thorson was.
by elephantjournal dotcom on Mar 11, 2008
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by Walk The Talk Show on Feb 8, 2012
Update: two more key interviews/letters: Douglas Brooks, longtime colleague of John Friend’s, & Amy Ippoliti, senior Anusara teacher who recently resigned. Update: my interview with an Anusara Yoga teacher who resigned today: an inside view re the Anusara teacher resignations and a conversation re: how to avoid repeating history. ~ ed, 5 Questions for Anusara [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Dec 26, 2011
Why should I go Vegan in 2012? #NewYearsResolutions I’m going vegan, maybe. And using the consideration over the next few days to inspire a respectful consideration for our whole mindful community. I’ll decide based on comments, on New Year’s Day. ~ ed. Growing up, I ate meat—until I was four, or something, and I realized [...]
by Anna Gilkerson on Feb 19, 2009
Barack Obama’s approval rating in Canada (82%) is higher than in the US (about 70%). So of course he loves Canadians…as he stated this afternoon at a press conference at Parliament Hill. It seems the first part of his short visit to Ottawa has gone well and he and Canada’s Prime Minister Mr. Harper are [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 9, 2011
If anyone can accuse a good man of something like this and cause him so much grief, then what has our system become?
by Julie JC Peters on Jun 1, 2011
There is a goddess from Hindu mythology that teaches us that, in this moment, in this pile on the floor, you are more powerful than you’ve ever been…