Through George’s eyes: A first reaction to ‘Living in the Material World’

Today I picked up a copy of “Living in the Material World,” the book companion to Martin Scorsese’s recent documentary on Beatle George Harrison. I’ve just flipped through it so far, but one thing quickly and very strongly jumped out at me: The photos Harrison took. A number are self-portraits, but there are pictures from … Continue reading Through George’s eyes: A first reaction to ‘Living in the Material World’

‘I was a very confused child’

NPR’s Morning Edition today featured one of the world’s greatest tabla players: Zakir Hussain. The link is right here. The feature is part of a week-long look at “beats,” aka drummers. There’s a “listen now” feature but, as best as I can tell, the written story is the same as what you hear. The story … Continue reading ‘I was a very confused child’

Special Namarupa hits the virtual shelves

Not too long after a big “regular” issue, Namarupa has released a special issue focused on Vaishnavism. Link to the issue is right here. The cost is $14, and it runs 48 pages. Here’s a little from the description: Namarupa Special Vaishnava Issue by Guest Editor Steven J. Rosen contains the following articles: FOR WHOM DOES HINDUISM … Continue reading Special Namarupa hits the virtual shelves

Ravi Shankar, sitar master who opened way to the West, dies

Sitar master Ravi Shankar, who did about as much as anyone during the past decades to bring Indian music to the West, has died at age 92. Last I read, Shankar was living in Encinitas. According to reports, he died at a hospital near there on Tuesday. He was in the hospital for heart-valve replacement … Continue reading Ravi Shankar, sitar master who opened way to the West, dies

Must read: Tim Miller reflects on Guruji

Well, I wasn’t expecting this this morning. I knew Tim Miller had been traveling and teaching the past week or so, so I was anticipating hearing about his classes — some of which, I believe, are among his first to include Third Series more systematically. (Don’t quote me on that, but I believe that’s true.) … Continue reading Must read: Tim Miller reflects on Guruji

Heading down to Tim Miller’s for Mysore and lunch

A quick post, as we’re trying to gather ourselves together to make the two hour trek down to Tim Miller’s this morning for Mysore. It actually will be the first time I’ve practiced Mysore at Tim’s Ashtanga Yoga Center. I’ve always been there for Led weekend classes or special workshops. So that’ll be a change. … Continue reading Heading down to Tim Miller’s for Mysore and lunch