Posts in the ‘Interfaith’ Category

June is busting out all over

“June is busting out all over” with positive gatherings, graduations and loving celebrations. Happy Summer later in the month! Things have certainly been busy and I look forward to a happy relaxing summer. I share tips and insights for your own happiness and relaxation at the end of my blog. A recent gathering I helped

Happy Holidays/Savor The Season

Happy Winter Solstice and New Year As we approach the shortest day and the longest night, Please remember that in the midst of the darkness the light glows brightly. Mother Nature’s rhythm allows us to connect deeply with our own inner illumination. When we add light and dark, a new rebirth occurs that can truly express

Global yet Local July

July was filled with experiences of a global reach while locally on the east coast of America.  The heat and humidity remind me of Auroville, that melting pot of the global future in South India, where everything just melts away except for sincere aspiration. Starting off though on June 30th, I gratefully shared a workshop

Joyous June and Onward

June has so many happy days for us to focus on! Let us allow our joy to dissipate the fear and violence that occur. For me the month begins with  Maddye’s  birthday, June 1. Here is a picture of her celebrating the day. May it be the beginning of a wonderful new cycle for her

Miracles of May and Onward

Here in the northeast of America it has been varied weather: with rain, cooler temps and then a sunny spring day with the flowers and trees blooming.  It certainly has kept us on our toes which indeed is one of the lessons of global climate change: to always be in the moment by being aware

CNN’s Hero of the Year and Other Blossoms

April was blooming with goodness – some planned and some surprises! It began and ended with 2 powerful workshops given at BIG gatherings. The 1st one was in Short Hills about “Integral Passion, Integrity and Purpose”. The 2nd was in South Orange about “Keep Calm and Chakra On”. I am so very grateful that both were

Adventures with My Daughter in Auroville

It was far far away –to a corner in south India brewing with the future – that my daughter, Maddye,  and I had a girls’ night out for a few weeks across the world. Maddye was excused from high school since she was on an educational trip to Auroville, the international township recognized by UNESCO

February is the auspicious month of love

February is the auspicious month of love: both red & golden. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day on the 14th as we send love to all those who touch our lives. From human love to Divine love, we are surrounded by Love.  For this February is also special since it is a Leap Year and has

HCUND and Nakashima Studio

The day that Mrs. Ban, spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and other ambassadorial spouses and delegates from various missions visited the Nakashima Studio, was delightful. The beginning of November in the Northeast was mild and sunny, truly an Indian Summer. Everyone enjoyed being outside and walking around the grounds to see

March/spring/snow/now

It’s March. It’s spring. It’s snow. It’s now. What a month – it snowed for hours on the 1st day of spring here in the northeast USA! Clearly we are in a time of paradox and transition. As we experience Climate Change, Mother Nature is forcing us to stay focused and mindful while we go

Mrs. Ban, Mira Nakashima and Miriam

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek and the Nakashima Foundation

A step on the path of beauty occurred for me on January 8th.  For on that day, a long cherished idea of introducing Mrs. Ban, the spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, to colleagues of mine from the Nakashima Foundation for Peace happened. And it happened in a place of great beauty,

2015 = Green & Beauty

This New Year greeting is filled with images to inspire You as you walk in beauty in 2015. Regardless of where you were born and which lineage you are descended from, beauty speaks to you.  It clearly manifests in the world of physical form. As Sri Aurobindo says, “Beauty is the special divine manifestation in

You Are A Child Of Light

Happy Holidays It is the special time of the year when as the sunlight lessens, we go within to the find the inner light.  The winter solstice is nature’s clear message. In the midst of the darkness, the light returns.  The western wisdom traditions celebrate this symbolism. They allow us to experience  illumination with miracles

November is the month of giving thanks

November is the month of giving thanks. It is also my birthday month and so it is a very special time for me. I believe that birthdays are the beginning of a new cycle for each of us. On that special day we are more receptive to our inner nature and can grow in mind

World Monuments Fund Watch Day

Greetings to all. I would like to put into perspective today for Mira chose this very good day months ago to hold the World Monuments Fund Watch Day.  Just yesterday was the UN’s 69th birthday and I had the privilege of being in the General Assembly for its birthday as Lang Lang and Sting played. 

Santa Fe, New Mexico

When the All USA Meeting in Taos ended, my daughter and I went to Santa Fe. The city was a gentle reentry into the general culture, integrating many aspects of New Mexico. It’s the capital of the state so there are several large governmental buildings along with the grounding presence of the Native American everywhere,

Summer Solstice June 21

Allow the dross to burn away So your radiant light Shines on this longest day. May the yearnings of your spirit, now known, Meet the strong rays of the sun To show the path on your way home. For with the kiss of self illumination embracing, All bursts into golden blessing and When filled with

Women’s International Forum

The mission of the Women’s International Forum is to provide a forum for briefings and discussions on international affairs, in order to promote understanding and mutual appreciation among members of the diplomatic community, the United Nations Secretariat and the United Nations community at large.  WIF’s mission is to also  network, promote knowledge and raise awareness

United Nations International Bazaar

Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, spouse of the United Nations Secretary General, invited her “dear friends” to participate in the 1st “United Nations International Bazaar”. Although this was sent out in February, she made a good choice of May 20th for it was a beautiful spring Tuesday. The event was held in the Rose Garden outside the

Nakashima Foundation Honors the Very Reverend James Morton

Nakashima Foundation for Peace Honors The Very Reverend James Morton with the Inaugural Nakashima Foundation Award for Peace The Nakashima Foundation for Peace honored The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), Founder of The Interfaith Center of New York, and Honorary Chairman of the Nakashima

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