What Happens When Your Guru Disappears? – The Daily Beast

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I thought this was interesting. No one is immune to this kind of thing, especially teachers. It’s worth the read. What happens when the guru up and quits? The controversial American spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen did just that about two years ago, and his disappearing act became an enduring mystery in the New Age world. In June 2013, amid increasing allegations …

Oops…

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Sorry it’s taken so long to get back into the swing. Truth be told, we’ll be catching up for a while. The past couple of years have been interesting with growth on the part of Sangha participation and yet there’s been a steady withering away of our online presence. This is most likely because we simply let it slide. No …

Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career…

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The recognition of meditations professional application, in my view, is such a welcome sign. I should also say that I’ve enjoyed my experiences at Wisdom 2.0 conferences. My only concern with the article centers around the suggestion in the piece that the “code” of “enlightenment” is something that some teachers say can be cracked. While I agree that it’s reproducible …

Spiritual But Not Religious

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Cool article… There can be little doubt that traditional religious frameworks are no longer speaking to new generations as they have in the past, especially in the West. In a recent article in the LA Times, Philip Clayton, Dean of Faculty at Claremont School of Theology, writes that the fastest growing religious group in the United States is “spiritual but …

Come join us…

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Spring 2013 Day-long Intensive The Power of Vulnerability Saturday, May 11, 2013 GREEN GULCH FARM ZEN CENTER This one-day sitting will involve sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, Q & A and, by request, private interviews with Michael. Confirmation will be sent to you when your $80 payment is received. Click the link below and you will be taken to our shopping cart check-out, …