EDITORS’ NOTE

There are times when we find ourselves shrinking from life, from beauty, from the truth. From the story of love unfolding all around us, and within ourselves. It often happens in the moments where we allow the mind to transport us; when we allow the material world and language to determine the limits of our understanding and experience. As Mark Nepo describes, these tendencies can construct a prison of our own making, within which only sorrow and sadness grow. READ MORE

 

 

 

DISCOURSE

THE EXPERIENCE OF BEAUTY AND THE SUBLIME
by Alireza Nurbakhsh

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

ALWAYS PART OF SOMETHING LARGER
by Mark Nepo

“UNOCCUPIED PRAYER” AND DIVINE LOVE
by Mary Gossy

RUMI BEYOND BALKH AND KONYA
by Jawid Mojaddedi

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEWS

CHANGE YOURSELF
CHANGE THE WORLD

A conversation with Nipun Mehta
Interviewed by Russell Leung and Rita Fabrizio

JUST BE
Interview with David Godman
Interviewed by Reid Pierce

THE PATH ACCORDING TO A SUFI POET
Mehri Habibi Parsa 1931-2017
by Safoura Nourbakhsh

 

CULTUREWATCH

THE ART OF UBUNTU
by Sholeh Johnston

CULTUREWATCH
BOOK REVIEWS

The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness
by Emily Esfahani Smith
reviewed by Philip Edmondson

Things that Join the Sea and the Sky
by Mark Nepo
reviewed by Gregory Mize

 

POETRY

MY MOON
by Alireza Nurbakhsh

MILLED
by Roger Loff

THE ART OF SEEING
by Chris Ellery

WHEN I ASKED
by Gregory Angus

WINTER STARS FROM THE MOUNTAIN HUT
by Chris Hoffman

 

FEATURED POET
CHRIS ELLERY

FEATURED ARTIST
MARCELA TABOADA

 

 

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