My recent piece on the cost of tuition at the Friends Seminary in Manhattan has gotten enough play to warrant a response. So here goes…. So far, much of what I have read in response to “The High Cost of Simplicity, Angry Quakers, and the Fallacy of Neutral Money” has […]
Charlie’s got a one-man stand-up “show” thing he’s on tour with right now, which basically involves him walking out on stage to a packed house of heckling “fans” who barely give him an inch while he tries to tell stories about f-ing prostitutes and smoking crack. The event seems to […]
Every once in a while I turn on my adult brain and consider the future. This hypothetical future often involves wondering where I would send my kid to school if I decide to buy a kid from the kid store. Naturally, I’ve looked into Quaker schools as a way of […]
Haven’t had a chance to check this out yet, but apparently there’s a recently erected chrome statue of Andy Warhol “walking” through Union Square, and according to Vanishing New York, the statue is becoming somewhat of a Hindu murti, complete with offerings from the devoted. Now, depending on where […]
Did you even know there was an April Fools Day Parade in New York City? Well there is one and it’s happening this Friday, April 1st at 12 noon beginning at Fifth Ave. and 59th St. Rain or shine. A little history of the festivities from the website: The New […]
I was really showboatin’ this past Saturday. Check it: 8:00am Practiced Yoga Started the day out at Ashtanga Yoga New York (AYNY) taking the led-primary as part of their “Mini-Retreat” Saturday special extravaganza. Haven’t been taken through the first series by an instructor in a while. Was good to have […]
This Saturday the Broome Street Temple will host a six-hour kirtan from 4–10pm. Featured kirtan walas include (but I’m guessing not limited to) such chantanistas as Gaura Vani, Acyuta Gopi, and Ananta Govinda. Check out this Third Wave of Krishna Consciousness and find yrself lifted (or grounded depending on how […]
We’re going to be sharing a great deal more on this gem of a temple, but wanted to first share this gem of a video. Gems for everyone!
This exhibition is going to be up for a while (January 28, 2011–July 4, 2011), and worth checking out. For youngsters into the yoga, into the spiritual stuffs, into the video games, looking at pictures of sadhus is like crack to a baby (AKA goji berries to a Lululemon model): […]
On a Friday in May with the sun making a big last minute show of itself in the late afternoon, I met with Sheikha Fariha, the spiritual guide to the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order, at the Dergah al-Farah in lower Manhattan for over an hour of casual spiritual discourse.
There’s so much a person could talk about when it comes to the Hare Krishna movement, ISKCON, and Vaishnavism in general, however, one things stands out: Hare Krishnas love you loving Krishna loving you loving Love. It’s not every day a person comes across a religious or spiritual tradition that […]
There is something to be said for using outdated travel guides, particularly when visiting New York. My choice, New York Unexpurgated is a highly inventive, excruciatingly funny field guide credited to “Petronius.” It’s hard to imagine anyone using this as an actual vade mecum, even when it was released in 1966. […]
The Anti-Defamation League is making some interesting moves these days. According to CNN’s Belief Blog the same ADL who opposed the so-called “ground zero mosque” has continued to support the construction of mosques in other parts of the United States. “Not in my backyard,” anyone? According to the ADL, the […]
This past weekend I went to the International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan where I had the opportunity to not only sit on, ogle over, and touch some of the newest Super Sport bikes available, but also got to meet members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association who […]
Even though NYC Vaishnavists (AKA Hare Krishnas, AKA Hare Krishnas no longer aligned with ISKCON, AKA Hare Krishnas who would like to be taken more seriously) are as diverse as the city is densely populated, one thread binds them all: love of food. Krishna devotees have been opening vegetarian restaurants […]