“The Old Man and the Gun” – movie recommendation and review

This is a story of the “gentleman bank robber”,  Forrest Tucker who did his holdups in the early 1980’s.  Robert Redford plays Tucker.

In this story, Forrest Tucker leads a life well-lived.  He was charming and charismatic.  Many of his … Read the rest

“Victoria and Abdul” – movie recommendation and review

Victoria and Abdul is the story of the meeting and friendship of an elderly Queen Victoria of England and a  young and handsome Abdul from Agra, India, who happened to visit the royal court on an official state visit to … Read the rest

“The King of Hearts” – movie recommendation and review

This is one of a few movies that I have been moved to recommend.  In my world view, it deserves everyone’s attention.

Many stories have been written about war and the consequences of engaging in it.  Here is a movie … Read the rest

Harry Dean Stanton – Review

Since Friday, with the passing of Harry Dean Stanton, I have been reading numerous accolades about the depth of his work as a character actor. I hadn’t taken notice of his work until about a week before his passing, when
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Meditation: Kundalini Surjhee

On July 22, 2017

An immersion was held at Yoga West, led by Jagat Guru Singh. a long time student of Yogi Bhajan and Guru Dev Singh.

Its purpose was to introduce the Kundalini Surjhee Shabad to students in order … Read the rest

Grokking Boston

My wife and I visited Boston last week.  We discovered that visiting the place resulted in revisiting events in our personal and collective psyches.

Visiting with our old friends Henrietta and Don rekindled our passionate love for exploring the landscape … Read the rest

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Review

My wife and I attended an event last night at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, featuring a screening of the new film and an appearance by Al Gore, who gave in an interview and update of what’s been happening … Read the rest

“Fargo” the Series – a short review

My wife and I just finished watching season 2 of Fargo.  I found it to be quite overwhelming.  It is unbelievably well written.  The story line was somewhat constrained by the actual events, but it was masterfully composed for maximum … Read the rest

The Teacher

Dear Blessed Healers,

It is a good time to assess and tune our relationship with our teacher.  However you perceive that relationship personally, there is only the question of identity that seems to matter.  Guru Dev Singh identifies as a … Read the rest

Don’t worry about the future

Last night my wife and I watched an interesting movie that has a resonance with what is happening.

In class last night we did a meditation about this.
Meditation: 881026 Removing Fear of the Future
The meditation removes fear of … Read the rest

Recap: Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Workshop with Hari Nam Singh 03/12/2017- “Holding Together”

We held a Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Workshop with Hari Nam Singh at the Healing Heart Center in Hollywood. The topic of the workshop was “Holding Together”.  Much of the current conflict and chaos that we see in … Read the rest

A Recipe for living in interesting times – a meditation and healing class at Yoga West (review)

On 02/01/2017, we held a meditation and healing class at Yoga West:

A recipe for living in interesting times

When we are anxious, at odds or even depressed with the way external events are going, often we are unsure that … Read the rest

Yesterday, an extraordinary thing happened…

Yesterday, millions of people spontaneously came together, transcending rational behavior. Why? because it felt right.

That is the ultimate test of whether you are on the right track or are doing the right thing.  Felt good? Maybe.  But it felt … Read the rest

Revised comments on “Citizen Kane”, the movie

Citizen Kane is often touted as the greatest American movie.  It is studied in virtually all film schools. Its construction, by all measures is impeccable.

Having seen the movie again, it appears to me that Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Wells, … Read the rest