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

By | 2017-09-15T17:08:26+00:00 January 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Taking Survivors on the Road

By | 2017-09-15T16:56:26+00:00 June 1st, 2014|

For the last few years, I have been working on a new book, Survivors on the Yoga Mat, which, happily, will be greeting the world on September 9, 2014. Between now and then, the pre-book release tour has begun, allowing me to talk with people in California, New York, Connecticut, and Boston (so far) at [...]

Feminist Activists Find Peace in Thailand

By | 2017-09-15T17:33:59+00:00 September 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 [...]