Review: The Sixties Diaries, Volume II 1960-1969

On November 30th, 1962, Christopher Isherwood spent several turbulent hours at the bedside of actor Charles Laughton, his friend and neighbor, who was dying slowly of cancer. Laughton himself was uncharacteristically at peace; it was Isherwood who fought noisily with his own mind, tormented by his own egotistical ramblings, unsure of how to pray or to whom.

Review: Celebrating Shri Ramakrishna

Essays for the 175th Birth Anniversary of Shri Ramakrishna By Swami Tathagatananda Vedanta Society of New York, 2011, 260 pp., paperback. Review by Bill Davis I am a devotee at the Vedanta Society of New York where Swami Tathagatananda presides and we are very fond of...

2010 Fall: Maharaj Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda (Rakhal); Maharaj; The Central Teaching of Bhagavad Gita; Introduced to Swami Vivekananda; “Cross Country” friend is an inspiration; Chaitanya’s Prayer: A Perfect Primer; Nitya Chaitanya passes away in Hollywood at age 80; Vedantists Meet in Albuquerque …

Flowers at Play

I followed the path down to the old garden
Where flowers at play awaited my coming;
I anointed them with water, then all of a sudden…

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