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Hopping Down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday

New York, N.Y. Crowds of people wearing vivid pastel colors, exquisitely adorned hats, and brilliant smiles paraded down Fifth Avenue during the annual New York Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, April 5. The event began in the 1870s as a spontaneous display of celebration, and has since grown to allure the attendance of millions of […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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In NYC: Immigrants Reach 3 Million – 37% of Population

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Planning Executive Director Richard Barth and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama today released the Newest New Yorkers report demonstrating that New York’s immigrants have played an integral role in maintaining the City’s record population growth and significantly boosting the City’s economic vitality. The […]

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The Technicolor Amish: Cult or Counterculture

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The Farm is an intentional community in Lewis County, Tennessee, based on principles of nonviolence and respect for the Earth. Led by a ‘hippie’ prophet, Stephen Gaskin, the group is rapidly expanding and already has twenty related communities in this country, and about half that number overseas.  The Farm is inhabited by ‘hippies,’ as the […]

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Hyper-Local Papers in NYC See the Light

Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, has its own newspaper. New York City has many examples just in specific languages. Any subway rider is likely to see fellow straphangers reading Polish, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, plus several other languages that are hard to identify over someone’s shoulder.New York also has hyper-local service for English-reading audiences […]

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Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided

Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet