It’s Been a Long Time Coming

Asked by one reporter what a bunch of musicians were really going to be able to do for Tibet, both Thom Yorke and Sean Lennon went on the counterattack.

Thom Yorke’s View from the Stage

Judy Bond Interviews Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Rebel’s Dilemma

From childhood on I have had to struggle to break from the impositions of images that don’t represent me accurately or well.

Leonard Cohen: Several Lifetimes Already

Over a long and brilliant career, the poet and singer has lived many lives already, from essence of hip to celebrated lover to serious Zen man.

Ray Hunt: The Cowboy Sage

Ray Hunt is an American sage, a cowboy who teaches riding as a path for both human and animal to realize their true nature.

Design: A Happening Life

"When life is happening, design has meaning, and every design we encounter strengthens our recognition of the value of being alive."

Down to Earth

As we get more connected globally, we’re becoming less connected locally. The global village is certainly global, but it’s no village.

Julia Cameron on the Path of Creativity

Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist's Way and The Vein of Gold in conversation with Samuel Bercholz.

The Lone Mountain Path: The Example of Issan Dorsey

Kobai Scott Whitney remembers the drag-queen-turned-Zen-abbot of the Hartford Street Zen Center Issan Dorsey and his influence on promoting compassion and the Dharma.

When the Spirit Moves You

"I walked further and further away from father and son," says bell hooks. But my steps always drew me closer to holy spirit."

Seven Years in Tibet

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud has prided himself on ambitious films, but none compares to the scope and challenge of Seven Years In Tibet.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on Qawwali

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is perhaps the world's greatest living master of qawwali, a mystical Sufi music.

A Composer’s Journey from Concept to Experience

Peter Lieberson describes his creative journey from the high intellectualism of twelve-tone theory to a trust in the play between spontaneity and technique.

James Hillman says it’s not all in your head

The great Jungian analyst says America could use a healthy dose of rebellion. These problems aren't just in your mind, and they need to be fixed.

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Death and the Rebirth of Patti Smith

A series of deaths-her husband, brother and closest friend--has softened the heart of the once angry poet and singer.

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The Wild Mind of Gary Snyder

For the nineties, the celebrated Beat rebel advocates "wild mind," neighborhood values and watershed politics.

Mindfulness Bell: A Profile of Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh's ringing call to practice mindfulness and interconnection has inspired a worldwide movement of politically engaged Buddhists.

John Cage on Emptiness, Silence, and Intention.

Writer and art expert Dean Rolston interviewed John Cage on the occasion of a five-day tribute at Stanford University marking the composer's 80th birthday.

John Cage on meditation and art

Alan Anderson interviews John Cage on the influence of Buddhism and meditation on his work and his life.