Education

Master of the Good Name

Passage from Chapter VI – Master of the Good Name from Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom *************************************************** And so, the Baal Shem Tov established a musical tradition of melodies that have no lyrics. He knew all too well that music engages the mysteries beyond all words and awakens the heart. When we [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:19+00:00August 5th, 2015|Book, Education, Middle East, Peace, Sufi|0 Comments

Sham’s Last Teaching

Passage from Chapter V – Sham’s Last Teaching from Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom **************************** By the time Jalaluddin Rumi reached his mid-thirties, he had not yet written one word of poetry. The poems that today lift up our spirits, advise us on how to live our lives, enrich our yoga classes, [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:19+00:00July 30th, 2015|Book, Education, Middle East, Peace, Sufi|0 Comments

“Tame the Monkey”

Below is a short excerpt of Chapter IV “Meditation, Unity, and Why You Should Tame the Monkey” from Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom. ***************************** But the mind doesn’t just jump from “tree to tree,” it consistently analyzes and judges as well. The mind is like a butcher knife; it slices reality and [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:20+00:00July 27th, 2015|Book, Education, Middle East, Peace, Sufi|0 Comments

Far Away Dove

Passage from Chapter III – Far Away Dove from Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom **************************** It was a beautiful and most enchanting poem and it touched the young rabbi deeply. He realized that the dove was not just a dove; she was a symbol for something else. He knew the dove stood [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:20+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Book, Education, Middle East, Peace, Sufi|0 Comments

Sacred Ecstasy

Chapter 2 – Sacred Ecstasy You are there, standing among several indigenous men and women whom you have never met. Everyone around you is drumming and chanting. The drumbeat is tantalizing; it feels so good to be a part of such a group. The collective group’s presence slowly overwhelms your individuality. As the beat gets [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:21+00:00July 17th, 2015|Book, Education, Middle East, Peace, Sufi|0 Comments

Healing And Transforming Consciousness

Next weekend I will be honored to be in residency at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles (http://www.uprs.edu). This historical center grows from the tradition of great philosophers of history who perceived an intelligible world with progressive, dynamic and emergent properties of consciousness.  The univeristy’s tradition is shaped by such seminal thinkers as [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:34:27+00:00November 6th, 2014|Education|0 Comments