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from the print magazine...

being present with desire
In his struggles with the Buddha’s teachings on celibacy, Noah Levine explores how sexuality can be a teacher rather than a tormentor.

opening out
Lesbian-feminist author & Tibetan Buddhist Daphne Marlatt shares her thoughts about transcending gender in spiritual life. Interview by Roseanne Harvey.

something about Mary
Joanna Manning is a former Catholic nun whose opinions about Mary Magdalene, the Church & sexuality are both inspiring & controversial. Talya Rubin investigates.

flights of pleasure
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes takes brahmacarya out of the ashram & into the world

the union of heaven & earth
Can a hatha yoga practice teach us about intimacy & relationships? By Mark Whitwell

embodying transcendence
Vanessa Fisher faces the mirror with Siva & Sakti by her side.

from the desk of swami radhananda
the strength of selflessness

hidden language hatha yoga: swami lalitananda
the spinal twist : ardha matsyendrasa

from the archives: swami radha
a wheel in motion

kuanyin's kitchen
autumn kimchi

books & music

web exclusives...

the bardo poems

new poetry from Daphne Marlatt   

drawing out meaning

Robert Sikoryak’s adventures with the Gita

embodying transcendence

the epic story of Siva and Parvati

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