I am honored to interview Dr Larry Dossey about his new book, ONE MIND, How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why it Matters.
Larry is is one of the fathers of the holistic medicine movement and a mentor of mine.
SADHAKA: The Yoga of B.K.S. Iyenga is a feature documentary film about BKS Iyengar's practice, life and influence from award winning director, Jake Clennell. The film is currently in post–production editing. Watch the extended trailer here. And please visit the Donate page to join the community and help Jake finish the film. If you are a yoga student of any tradition, this is a must see!! BKS Iyengar has been a major influence in many yoga styles and in the introduction of yoga to the West.
What is spiritual practice? Furthermore, do you have one?
Simply put, I define spiritual practice as something you do every single day that draws you deeper into who you really are by connecting you with your divine self.
Please don't be put off by the word spiritual here! Spiritual doesn't have to entail -- though it often does -- meditation cushions, prayer beads, chant books, yoga mats or any other such paraphernalia. A spiritual practice might be baking, gardening, running, knitting, playing piano, painting, hiking, meditating, golfing, doing yoga, tai chi or calligraphy. It is not so much about the form but about the profound and connective quality of the time spent within it.
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas 37 years ago. He is a bestselling author, translator, and photographer; and an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. Wherever he goes, he is asked to explain what meditation is, how it is done, and what it can achieve. In this elegant, authoritative, and entirely accessible book, he sets out to answer these questions.