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Entries for April 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
IN THIS LIFE AND IN ALL LIVES: An excerpt from MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE by Phakyab Rinpoche with Sofia Stril-Rever
By Publicity Admin

In 2003, Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet’s traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. 

American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk a slow, painful death. An inner voice, however, prompted him to try an unconventional cure: meditation. He began an intensive spiritual routine that included thousands of hours of meditation over three years in a small Brooklyn studio. Against all scientific logic, his injuries gradually healed. In this vivid, passionate account, Sofia Stril-Rever relates the extraordinary experiences of Phakyab Rinpoche, who reveals the secret of the great healing powers that lie dormant within each of us.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By Publicity Admin
Over the past five years, in the first study of its kind, linguist Lisa Smartt has collected accounts of the final words of over 1,500 people who were a few hours to a few weeks from dying. One of the outcomes of this collected research is her new book, Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death. In this expansive conversation with host Kim Corbin, Lisa decodes the symbolism of those last words, showing how the language of the dying points the way to a transcendent world beyond our own.


Thursday, April 20, 2017
THE FOUR TRICKS OF THE EGO: An excerpt from LIVE YOUR HAPPY by Maria Felipe
By Publicity Admin

Before she was an author and a minister, Maria Felipe was an actress, a model, and a TV host with a fabulous French boyfriend. She appeared in national commercials, was the first-ever Latina boxing announcer, and interviewed World Wrestling Federation competitors in front of audiences of twenty thousand people. People Magazine in Espanol even referred to her as “una campeona sin rival,” which means “a champion without rival.” But despite her successes, she often felt insecure, unworthy, and downright miserable.

All that started to change when she began to study a book called A Course in Miracles (ACIM), and she eventually went on to get her ministerial certificate from an ACIM school known as Pathways of Light. “This self-study spiritual thought system helps students develop a relationship with the ‘internal teacher’ it calls the Holy Spirit, which in turn helps us change how we see the world on a daily basis,” writes Maria. “This ‘shift in perception’ is what ACIM calls a miracle.”


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Thursday, April 13, 2017
CREATIVITY: An Excerpt from THE MYTHIC DIMENSION by Joseph Campbell
By Publicity Admin

As we face uncertain political times, art and creativity have never been more important. When we connect with our own creativity by creating art, or when we resonate with other people’s creativity in what they create, we understand our reality in a new way. 

Art sparks new perspectives and approaches, so that we don’t get stuck in old ruts and repeat the mistakes of history over and over again. Sharing in creative experiences with others helps break down perceived barriers and invites dialogue where before there was none. Creativity helps us create new ways of being.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
NEW WORLD NOW PODCAST, Episode 13: THE LEAP with Steve Taylor
By Publicity Admin
What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? In this comprehensive discussion, psychologist and author Steve Taylor draws upon his years of research as a psychologist as well as his own life experiences to explain what it means to be an awakened person in the world. Steve is the author of The Calm Center and The Leap, both of which were personally selected for publication by Eckhart Tolle as part of New World Library’s Eckhart Tolle Editions imprint.


Thursday, April 06, 2017
By Publicity Admin

It takes a lot of courage to start over — courage to not only get to know new people but to get to know yourself in a brand-new way. It sounds tough, but it’s not impossible, as long as you don’t overthink it. 

When you are forced to start over in love and life, be it due to a breakup, a divorce, or even the death of a partner, you are forced to change your perspective. As author Tatiana Jerome says in her book, Love Lost, Love Found: A Woman’s Guide to Letting Go of the Past and Finding New Love, “Even though your relationship has ended, you are not really losing anything. In fact, you are regaining your sense of self. You get to take a new approach to enjoying the world. You have the opportunity to love in a different way. You can bring forward a new you, an upgraded you.” We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book.