Playing with Laozi, by Elizabeth Napp

My father had many good qualities; unfortunately, equanimity was not one of them. Known for a ferociously bad temper, he once threatened a one-armed theater manager with the demolition of his entire theater if he did not refund our ticket money because he deemed the film inappropriate for his ten-year-old daughter. Needless to say, it…

Emptying the Cup, by Elizabeth Napp

To learn is to be vulnerable. It is to have the courage to say, “I don’t know” and the wisdom to know the difference between knowing and not knowing.

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Like a phoenix among sparrows, Chinese civilization is resplendent in its longevity, myth and tradition. For much of its long history, Chinese emperors incorporated myth, folklore, and ideological concepts to legitimate their dynasties, to sanction their rule.

Lesson from Volume 40 No. 4, Winter 2015-2016: Free Will and Destiny

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

Lesson from Volume 40 No. 2, Fall 2015: Intelligence

Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, with Peggy Bagley, “Spiritual Laws: The Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah”

Lesson from Volume 39 No. 2, Fall 2014: Embodiment

Tracy Cochran, “A Shared World”

Lesson from Volume 37 No. 3, Fall 2012: The Unknown

Helen Berger, “A Shift in Vision”

Lesson from Volume 37 No. 2, Summer 2012: Alone & Together

Joshua Boettiger, “Alone, with Others”

Lesson from Volume 36 No. 3, Fall 2011: Seeing

Anonymous, “Nomad Girl” retold by Barbara H. Berger

Lesson from Volume 35 No. 4, Winter 2010-2011: Beauty

“The Verses of the Theri Ambapali,” translated and retold with commentary by Margo McLoughlin