Conversations

The Yoga Master at Ninety, an Interview with B.K.S. Iyengar

The Yoga Master at Ninety, an Interview with B.K.S. Iyengar

Annie SchlifferJun 21, 201613 min read

EKA PADA VIPARITA DANDASANA (ONE LEG REVERSED STAFF POSE) Born in India in 1918, B.K.S. Iyengar has been teaching yoga since the age of seventeen. An innovative and exacting teacher for more than sixty years, he…

To Live With Gratitude, an Interview with Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi

To Live With Gratitude, an Interview with Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi

Tracy CochranMar 15, 201612 min read

“We shall not cease from exploration,” wrote the Catholic poet T.S. Eliot. “And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Father Robert Kennedy has explored the…

Jacob Needleman

The Great Unknown Is Me, Myself: A Conversation with Jacob Needleman

Parabola EditorsMar 4, 201632 min read

Photograph of Jacob Needleman by David Ulrich Jacob Needleman’s voice has been prominent in the conversation about man’s inner possibilities for some forty years. Turning away from a career in medicine toward philosophy while at Harvard,…

Satish Kumar

Longing for Wholeness: An Interview with Satish Kumar

Parabola EditorsJan 29, 20163 min read

Photograph of Satish Kumar courtesy of The Resurgence Trust Satish Kumar: When you accept the state of being a stranger, you are no longer a stranger. I have been an exile when everything around me seemed…

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-LeeOct 28, 201519 min read

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee photographed by Richard Whittaker One August day recently in northern California, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee sat down with Parabola to speak about free will and destiny. The English-born Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi mystic and lineage holder in…

To Try To Have Some Healing, A Conversation with Silas Hagerty

To Try To Have Some Healing, A Conversation with Silas Hagerty

Richard WhittakerNov 22, 201612 min read

Meditation and Service: A Conversation with Nipun Mehta

Meditation and Service: A Conversation with Nipun Mehta

Parabola EditorsMay 7, 201715 min read

[caption id="attachment_6197" align="alignleft" width="500"] Nipun Mehta. Photograph by Richard Whittaker…

How to Open Ourselves Out: A Conversation with Abhijata Iyengar

How to Open Ourselves Out: A Conversation with Abhijata Iyengar

Annie SchlifferJul 28, 20188 min read

BKS Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar Exploring…

Exploring the Frontiers of Science: A Conversation with Leo Piilonen

Exploring the Frontiers of Science: A Conversation with Leo Piilonen

Jim MetznerFeb 26, 201715 min read

I’ve interviewed hundreds of scientists and engineers. Typically there are…