| Jun 19, 2011
Long before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:30 AM
We should expect a horrific human toll from any exchange of hostilities between Iran and Israel ("Nuclear saber-rattling," Jan. 6).
Steps toward avoiding that, such as your editorial call for an intricate U.S.-Tehran agreement, are morally well-...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:47 AM
A potentially tense exchange between Republican Sen. John McCain and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Wednesday provided a glimpse into the personal political skills of heir apparent to China's presidency.
Xi was holding a private meeting with nearly...
| Feb 16, 2012
Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala -- an intricate, mystical picture -- Feb. 26-March 2 at Florida Atlantic University.
Creating a "Compassion" mandala will be monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, who have visited South...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:44 PM
I believe the Rev. Bryan Griem was too hard on atheists in the “In Theory” section on Feb. 19 titled “Should the military test spirituality?”
He suggested they shouldn't write in the section at all. From what I know, the world is...
| Apr 1, 2011
Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Not so long ago, Gina Sager set out to cure her patients by wielding a surgeon's scalpel. Today, her preferred tool is a set of two small brass bells connected by a cord — though these, too, require all the precision and delicacy she can muster....
| Mar 3, 2012
| 3:55 PM
With clanging cymbals, sonorous chants and blaring horns, the 10 Buddhist monks consecrated their mandala -- a multi-colored design of beauty, made entirely of sand.
Then, one of the monks swept it into a heap -- destroying the ornate, yard-wide circular...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:05 PM
It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:29 PM
So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city.
Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues?
Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...