I get that a lot

I get that a lot

Las Vegas Massacre. Oklahoma City Bomber. Columbine. The perpetrators are white. White Americans. Ordinary people. I’m not saying white Americans are more dangerous than the average American; they commit more crime only because they outnumber the rest of us. But that don’t make them inherently bad. I suggest we stop categorizing terrorists by race, religion and […]

The Punchline

The Punchline

The set-up Norman Vincent Peale writes the popular book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” His success spurs the cottage industry: the modern happiness factory. “Positive Thinking” begets generations of life coaches, authors, workshop/retreat leaders and therapists who promote the eradication of negative feelings. Don’t Worry. Be Happy. What’s wrong with that, Kumari? Studies bear me […]

Hype or Hope?

Hype or Hope?

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (31 Mar 1596-1650) Tomorrow I’m subbing again for the Kundalini class in Santa Clarita. I love teaching this style, which incorporates chanting, meditation, […]