I would like to extend a heartfelt fist-bump to Jordan Foltz and the Mountain Xpress for last week’s spirituality issue and cover story [“Sacred Activism,” Dec. 25 Xpress]. This topic could have easily been rendered a fluff piece; instead, it offered meaningful perspectives with salient implications for how to achieve self-fulfillment through compassionate activism. The […]
For many leaders and members of the local spiritual and faith community, the crux of spiritual experience comes in standing up for something larger than themselves.
The next two weeks offer a couple of unconventional opportunities to connect with local culture and influence. From an art exhibit featuring folk-heritage takes on seasonal spirit to a film focused on the German-born Bauhaus movement in America (and, specifically, Western North Carolina), it’s an insider’s perspective on regional art and craft. The spirit of […]
Local doctors Dr. Hun Lye and Dr. Youlha Tsering discuss the intersection of Buddhism and Tibetan medicine at their presentation, “Tibetan Perspectives on Pathology and Wellness” at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Oct. 29. (File photo courtesy of Urban Dharma)
The Detroit-based singer-songwriter and pianist performs at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11.
Asheville is no stranger to sacred chanting. From renowned kirtan leaders like Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das and Wah! to sacred music artists like Shimshai and Snatam Kaur, to local musician/kirtan leader Kristin Luna Ray, the WNC scene is rich in musical events steeped in Eastern spirituality and conscious intent. In fact, local groups like Sangita […]
Take one look at the “spirituality” section of our calendar, and it’s easy to see that the Asheville area aims for wellness of mind and heart in a variety of ways — meditation, mindfulness, earth medicine, prayer, peacefulness, the metaphysical and Zen listings abound. One of those gems is Urban Dharma, where Hun Lye welcomes those seeking to practice and learn more about Buddhism. (Pictured: Hun Lye; photo by Taylor Johnson)
Micheal Dowd used to spend his time passing out fundamentalist Christian pamphlets on the street and arguing with anyone who thought the world was more than a few thousand years old. He was directly threatened by the idea of evolution.
Elephant Stone, from Montreal, Canada, performs Hindi-rock (front-man Rishi Dhir blends psychedelic rock, pop songs and sitar). The band opens for the Black Angels at The Orange Peel on Friday, April 5. Here, Rishi talks about the Canadian music scene, the return of the psychedelic sound, and his dream collaboration. Photo courtesy of the band.