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  • Five Things to Look for in a Spiritual Teacher
    Five Things to Look for in a Spiritual Teacher
    5 Things to Look for in a Spiritual TeacherStarting a spiritual path can be very exciting. There will come a time when you have read as many books as you can, and you’ll realize that you need more personalized instruction. There are terrific...
  • Freelance writers have many options
    NWE101: writing industry
    The writing industry is an interesting mélange of individuals working in a variety of industries who need the writer’s special skills. Writers work in television, movie-making, the web and magazines, among other industries.Writing is a...
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    Wolverine the Yogi - a parable for evaluating spiritual teachers and experiences
    Do you have your doubts about a particular spiritual teacher, or teaching? Is it real, is it true, does it work, can it harm instead of doing good? How can you know if you’re wasting your time, energy, money, or worse? The answer turns out...
  •  Kumaré
    Learn how to be a guru for yourself
    NetFlix offers a wide variety of documentaries for their viewers, covering a vast array of topics. Under the heading of spirituality they offer several intriguing titles, including one called Kumaré. The IMDB describes it thus:"A documentary...
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    Sparks fly as Indian guru blames student for her rape
    Just as the accused Delhi gang-rapists' court case was in progress, a self-proclaimed Indian guru announced the victim, Jyoti Singh Pandey was to blame for her rape, the Daily Mail reported today.Asaram Bapu, said the 23-year-old victim was as...
  • Still from Kumare
    ‘Kumaré’ shows a false guru that offers true hope
    The atheist population is rising, as is their visibility (think of the last controversy regarding advertisements on Toronto’s TTC vehicles); however, the number of agnostics is also increasing as people become disenchanted with organized...
  • Smithsonian Channel documents Hip-Hop’s global rise with new documentary
    Smithsonian Channel documents Hip-Hop’s global rise with new documentary
    Throughout the month of October the Smithsonian Channel has featured Inside the Music documentaries highlighting some of Rock music’s legends. Solo artists Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel have been profiled but on this Friday, October 21,...
  • Traditional depiction of Guru with Student
    Following an Honorable Leader: The Value of a Guru
    In Hinduism, there is the strong emphasis on gurus, or teachers, to guide and encourage you on your spiritual path. Gurus are respected members of the community who are well educated in their paths and who will help you achieve your own. They do...
  • Album Cover The Eternal Mantra of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
    Condition of Sai Baba reported critical
    Following pneumonia and respiratory problems, Sathya Sai Baba was admitted to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences where doctors implanted a pacemaker and are monitoring his progress. Devotees are stating that they expect him to...
  • Behind the mask
    Behind the mask of appearance
    Many of the people we admire are not who we think they are.Recently, I received an email plugging a “wealth building” program that included an interview with a well-known “inspirational” speaker and NY Times best-selling...
  • Guru-Disciple Relationship
    Peoria Light Tribe Meeting: GURU-DISCIPLE Relationship
    Come join the Peoria Light Tribe as they delve into an “Exploration of the GURU-DISCIPLE Relationship.” The meeting will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Peoria, located at 3000 W...
  • Teena Marie
    Hip Hop Spotlights: A Look Back at 2010
    If there is one constant theme inhip hop, it is always drama. There's no doubt, 2010was full ofits fair share of eye-popping moments. Whether is was someonefalling off ormaking acomeback, there were a handful of incidents that outshined the...
  • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
    Spiritual Friend teaching at Nalanda West helps people find their true teacher
    The Wednesday Sept. 15 weekly class at Nalanda West in Seattle focused on finding your spiritual friend, which is the Buddhist way of saying your teacher or guru. This quest represents a growing cultural trend as more and more people seek the...
  • Crystal Ball... not for just the witchy, anymore!
    Beyond the Obvious ~ Part One
    When we experience intuition, most of us simply call it a hunch and leave it at that. What is a hunch, or gut feeling, such as the impression that we have been here before? Some of us know the phone is going to ring, and even know who it is on the...
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    Late hip-hop icon Guru's cancer charity called into question
    BREAKING NEWS REVIEW: Website disputes legitimacy of late hip-hop icon Guru's charityBy REVIEWniverse StaffAn article on BirthplaceMag.com warns potential contributors to “wait and see” before donating to the charity mentioned in a...