Dharma Days, Yoga Nights

August 3, 2008
(was 11.11.2007)

East Meets West

Part Two

 

A look at America's romance with Eastern spirituality: how did dharma retreats and yoga vacations become part of the Western lifestyle? Buddhist teachers explain what Buddhism has to offer a consumer culture. Also, hear how the Beatles brought Eastern spirituality ot the West.

  1. Elizabeth Gilbert on "Eat, Pray, Love"

    Elizabeth Gilbert's early mid-life crisis (including a messy divorce) brought her to India to follow in the footsteps of generations of spiritual seekers from the West.

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  2. Bob Spitz on "The Beatles: The Biography"

    Bob Spitz writes about the Beatles time in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his book "The Beatles: The Biography."

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  3. Jim Fleming Reports on Buddhism

    Jim Fleming reports how a new generation of American Buddhist teachers are adapting the Buddha's two thousand year old message for 21st century American audiences.

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  4. Noah Levine on "Dharma Punx"

    Noah Levine talks to Anne Strainchamps about the fusion of Buddhism and punk rock, dharma-punx.

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  5. Robert Bly on Kabir's Poetry

    Robert Bly has re-translated some of the work of a fifteenth century poet-saint from India named Kabir.

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