January 23, 2000 |
Mama walks in, bobbling a little in the middle, a thin rubber mat rolled under one arm. She takes off her shoes. People ask, "How many months?" Mama smiles. "Six months," she replies. "Eight months," she says. "Eight-and-a-half months." Oh, Mama. She is something. In all her 26, 28, 33, 35 years, she has never felt or looked like this, or pondered the things she ponders all the time these days. It is puzzling and amazing, this new state.
August 25, 2002
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is an expert on yoga ("Earth Mother, Yoga Star," Aug. 16). She obviously knows what she is doing to give mothers relaxation and serenity, and this doubtless has a positive effect on the unborn child. But she demonstrates the fatal flaw of many "gurus." Charles Lindbergh was an expert on aeronautics, but he expounded on (and was listened to about) politics when he had no more expertise than the person in the street. Gurus have an obligation to be careful about the spillover halo effect.
November 21, 1999
Produced by Barbara Thornburg Getting Cultivated * Class on the art of espalier at Hortus, $10. * Custom birdhouse by Sammy Laksman, $250 to $1,500. * One-year membership in the Garden Conservancy, $35. * Two-hour consultation with Campion Walker Garden Design, $250. * Custom-made heart-shaped hoe from Denman & Company, $35. * Rare gardening book from VLT Gardner Botanical Books, $55 to $1,000. SHOWING GOOD TASTE * A class in chocolate-making at Sur La Table with Alice Medrich, $100.
October 23, 2004 |
Before he was Yogi Bhajan -- kundalini master, Sikh missionary, lifestyle sage and political advisor with 300 yoga centers and 4,000 instructors, more than a dozen corporations and $1 billion in government contracts for security -- he was Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Puri, an ex-civil servant who landed in Los Angeles at the dawn of the city's guru boom and inspired the hippie masses with his movie star charisma and exotic health regimen. Bhajan, 75, died Oct.
May 25, 2006 |
IT'S been 25 years since the Go-Go's got going, and L.A.'s own sirens of sun-drenched summer hits, such as "Vacation" and "We Got the Beat," are marking the milestone with a world tour that will eventually bring them home for a Greek Theatre date July 14. For the last 14 years, however, home for lead singer Belinda Carlisle has been in the South of France, where she shares a chateau with husband Morgan Mason and their son, James Duke.
September 12, 2002 |
If you decide to meditate in a formal setting, Los Angeles offers a vast array of options--from contemplative prayer to the Zen practice of sitting meditation. To find the perfect technique for you, seasoned practitioners suggest sampling meditations from several traditions and sticking to what suits your personality and best complements any already-existent spiritual practice. Experiment from among the following: Zen Center of Los Angeles, 923 S. Normandie Ave., L.A .