The Practical Vegetarian

The Practical Vegetarian

I am a practical vegetarian. In a world where vegetarians are already marginalized, and fringe groups are further sub-categorized into vegans, pescatarians, raw foodies, lacto-ovo vegetarians, and on and on, I have invented a new category. A practical vegetarian is...
How to Float to the Top

How to Float to the Top

When I am at a party, the question I dislike the most is “What do you do?” I often challenge the other person by responding, “I live joyously and consciously. That is what I do.” But the very idea of living joyously and consciously is hard to grasp, let alone sustain,...
We Are All Connected

We Are All Connected

I am walking along the banks of the Yamuna River in Brindavan, India. Every Bhagavad-Gita-quoting pundit-philosopher here is happy to talk to me about the interconnection of all human beings, the oneness of all humanity. This oneness is a core philosophy espoused by...
Synchronicity: Intention to Manifestation

Synchronicity: Intention to Manifestation

Small is truly beautiful. A single email winged its way from the Dalai Lama’s office to my Google colleagues in India and then on to the United States followed by Korea before landing finally in my inbox. It expressed an interest that the Office of the Dalai Lama had...