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SPACIOUS MORNING

In TRAINING by Tara Trinley Wangmo

The early morning, before the light of the day arrives, offers a space where the body is resting in a wonderful way. The mind is still free of all the objects from the illuminating daylight. In that space we find a little wonder: no stress, no activity and sometimes even thought-free awareness.

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MUSIC, MYSTICISM AND HEALING ARE INTERVOVEN

In TIMELESS MUSIC by Johan Vedel

Music, especially the indigenous types, contain a certain element of mysticism, in that music can be used to experience unity with the divine or a higher power. Being a practitioner of Hindustani classical music for many years, I have experienced the healing properties of this music.

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THE UNFATHOMABLE EVERYDAY

In FICTION by Michael Tweed

This makes me appreciate and want to emulate all the more those old brush and ink painters and poets of China, to strip the artistic act down to the most basic elements and to focus on the approach, the attention and, yes, the openness and vastness of life.

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A VISIONARY IN PERFORMING ARTS

In MYSTICAL DANCE by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Introducing Manjari Chaturvedi a visionary classic indian dancer, blending the mysticism of Sufism with the classicism of Kathak to evolve a new kind of dance, Sufi Kathak or as she calls it: The Dance of the Soul.

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A DISTORTION IN TRANSMISSION – PART ONE

In STORYTELLING by Douglas J. Penick

Douglas J. Penick’s mini-novel begins with: Little Ha was, of course, herself the incarnation of an innumerable succession of beings. She had lived as a number of low ranking deities, the most distinguished of which was a river goddess near Nanjing whose shrine was ground to powder by the Red guards.

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TASHI MANNOX – MASTER OF CALLIGRAPHY

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Art plays a very important role in the practice of transformation, not only to inspire, but to present sacred imagery for visualisation meditation. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition in particular is rich in sacred art and a means to transcend and liberate, says Tashi Mannox in this interview.