An Observing Silence Retreat

In May, I thoroughly enjoyed attending a week retreat to observe silence, to devote time for self-reflection and contemplation.  This Chopra Center retreat with Deepak Chopra and 90 other like-minded individuals from around the world was held at Asilomar in Monterey Bay’s beautiful state park.  It was inspiring to be with a group of people without feeling the need to
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AYURVEDA: The Ancient Wisdom of Healing

The ancient traditional medicine of India, Ayurveda (ah-your-vay-duh), means “science of life”, or “life knowledge”, and is gaining both respectability and use in the West. Originating some 5,000 years ago, this medical system included eight branches of medicine:  internal medicine; pediatrics; ears, nose and throat; surgery; toxicology; psychiatry; aphrodisiacs (infertility); and rejuvenation.  It is believed that Ayurveda formed the foundation
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