Tibetan Buddhists celebrate their major Nyingma teacher and writer every year, writes Deva Dosa.
Subhuti talks about the talented women who illustrated three of the most popular Tarot Decks in use today. Here are their stories:
Marc writes on the life and work of Confucius whose concepts remain influential to this day, particularly in China.
An essay by Nirbija and Bhagawati. While Nirbija read Osho speaking about a Zen carpenter asking a tree if it wants to become a table, he remembered his woodworking beginnings and a surprising book Osho put into his toolbox.
In his third essay on Zen, by means of an exquisite tour de force and employing many poems, Surendra unveils Ikkyū’s intriguing life in simple detail and unusual format.
An essay by Marc and Bhagawati on the famous American avant-garde novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946).
In this essay, Surendra shows with the exquisite poems written by Ryōkan and Teishin a most delicate etheric and intimate love affair between Master and disciple.
Surendra’s portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.
Srajan recollects his travels and life in Japan during the early seventies, and the impact meeting Harada Tangen Roshi had on his life.
Marc looks at Billy Graham’s life, purpose and impact he had on former leading statesmen and many other followers – and also quotes what Osho says about him.
Quotes and photos by Anandamayi Ma, a widely recognized eminent spiritual being. She is said to have been the embodiment of a joyous self-sufficiency which enraptured the hearts of all who came near her.
Hermann Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was an enlightened Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (aka Seneca the Younger, 4 BCE – 65 CE) was born in Cordoba, Spain and raised in Rome, Italy.
Marc states that although they never met, Heraclitus and Democritus are often linked together as the weeping and the laughing philosophers.
Marc points out how Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle’s views about men and women influenced later Christian and Islamic thinkers.