“Love Calls Us to the Things of This World:” Update on the Refugee Crisis in Greece

By |2017-09-15T17:08:26+00:00January 22nd, 2016|

In an autobiographical essay on yoga and meditation, Silvia Boorstein looks back on her decades-long work as an activist and yoga practitioner, saying, “I am more zealous than ever about social activism. I see my activism as an aspect of spiritual practice, the natural result of being less frightened, as well as a sign of [...]

Stop Three: Healing Hands Conference

By |2017-09-15T16:51:13+00:00June 5th, 2014|

Once in a while, an experience comes your direction that promises to stick with you, a lesson dressed in a purple coat. Since teaching at the Healing Hands Intensive in Boston in May, I have been wearing that coat, warmed by the process. This conference was envisioned by Brecken Chinn Swartz, a professor who many [...]

Feminist Activists Find Peace in Thailand

By |2017-09-15T17:33:59+00:00September 1st, 2010|

On a recent trip to Thailand, Crystal and I had the lucky opportunity to meet with U.S.-born feminist activist Ginger Norwood and Thai Buddhist feminist Ouyporn Khuankaew, who co-founded in 2002 a retreat center for activists from the region who are seeking rejuvenation. In clay earth adobe buildings that the women and friends from the [...]