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Yoga at The Smithsonian

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You have about two weeks to get to Washington, D.C., to view the magnificent exhibit,“Yoga: The Art of Transformation.” Mounted at the Smithsonian Institution’s Sackler Gallery, the show’s stated purpose is to “illuminate yoga’s central tenets as well as its obscured histories.” It does this mainly with more than 120 masterpieces of Indian art — sculptures, paintings, illustrated manuscripts, photographs, …

A Tribute to Swami Salinger

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[This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post] The obituaries and tributes to J.D. Salinger, the seminal novelist who died two weeks ago at 91, have tended to ignore one important feature of his life and work: for many readers, especially young seekers of truth in the sixties and seventies, he was a kind of guru figure. I was one …