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SATSANG

2. THE SILENT ELOQUENCE OF TRUTH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Truth is the sustaining power of the universe. Peace, love and freedom come from abiding in truth. Only by being on truth and justice can we expect it from others.

FEATURES

10. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR KINDNESS
by Mark Nepo
Heartwarming stories of courage, gratitude, kindness —“a thoroughness of being.”

12. 
HEARTWORK: THE PATH OF SELF-COMPASSION
by Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D.
A pilgrim’s heart-awakening experiences in Sri Lanka and the Himalayan foothills awaken mindfulness and compassion for the self in all beings.

16. 
LAUGHTER AND HUMOR IN THE CULTIVATION OF JOY
by HH the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
Glimpses of two venerable spiritual leaders and their childlike playfulness.

18.
 FINDING YOUR OWN PATHWAY TO BLISS
by Joseph Campbell
Myth and transcendence as elucidated in the Vedantic tradition—and an Arthurian legend.

24. 
OUR HURRY-UP-AND-GET-OVER-IT SOCIETY
by Michaela Haas, Ph.D.
We need to find ways of weaving suffering into the tapestry of our lives, individually and 
as a community.

26. 
SEEING UNITY ALL AROUND US WITH FLOWER ESSENCES
by Lila Devi
Unlock the deepest treasures of energy, creativity and consciousness with nature’s gifts.

28. HOW MEDITATION SAVED MY LIFE
by Phakyab Rinpoche and Sofia Stril-Rever
A compelling transformation of healing by a Tibetan yogi and spiritual adept.

32. 
BECKONED
by Daniel A. Brown
An innocent teenage inquiry unfolds a spiritual quest in search of a lost sister.

38. 
A GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Robert Atkinson
The most important need for each of us is to work across boundaries and differences.

42. 
PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
How can we reduce desires and grow in devotion? Doubt, fear and negativity are the three major blocks on the path. Trust in God and your burdens will disappear.

50.
 CONSTANT LOVE
by Michaela Rose Dipersia
“I am… the warmth of the sun/ On your rosy skin…”

64. 
I AM YOU
by Monika John
“In the quiet of a rain-drenched forest/ I remember that I am more…”

REVIEWS

46. Books, Books for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51. Tools for Your Journey

Art credits for TOC:

GIRL: Viktor Gladkov | Dreamstime
EARTH: Dave Bredeson | Dreamstime
COVER: Photograph by bysdominick | istockphoto.com