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Kartika 2009 at Sri Sri Radha Damodara Mandir

November 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In addition to the annual throngs of pilgrims, this years Kartika brought the completion of Radha Damodara Mandir\'s courtyard and Rupa Goswami\'s samadhi and bhajan-kutir, as well as the installation of a new temple floor

The Surfing Swamis

October 22nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Set near the beach amid rice paddies and coconut groves, the world\'s first surfing ashram has already attracted a handful of global surfing superstars, hundreds of Western amateurs, and scores of curious villagers

The City that Ended Hunger

October 11th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger.

Happiness: The New Face of Economics?

September 18th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Critics are saying that gross domestic product (GDP), which has long been considered indicative of a nation\'s well-being, does not actually take into account the full spectrum of a well-lived life

A Return to Yeomanry?

August 22nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Statistics show that, after falling for generations, the number of farms and farmers in the United States is once again rising, with the steepest increases found in small-scale production. Is a return to the self-sufficient family unit on the horizon

Hindu America

August 17th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, Americans are slowly becoming more like Hindus and less like traditional Christians in the ways they think about God, their selves, each other, and eternity

A Cow’s Life

August 10th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Once they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows and other farm animals have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships, and become excited over intellectual challenges

The Global Fire of Desire

August 8th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

All we are doing is what all other creatures have ever done to survive: expanding into whatever territory is available and using up whatever resources are available—but we do it better than any other species

The Yoga of Profitable Action

July 11th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Citing laws that govern vocational schools, government regulators have begun to require licenses for yoga schools that train instructors, with all the fees, inspections, and paperwork that entails. Is this industry regulation or grassroots exploitation

Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban

July 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Thursday’s decision applies only in the territory of India’s capital city, but it is likely to force India’s government either to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, or change the law nationwide, lawyers and advocates said

Green Graves?

July 1st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Despite the undertaker’s soothing assurances, neither cremation nor burial is especially respectful of either the body or the ecosystem, which is why “natural burial” groups have started popping up all over the world

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