Monthly Archives: March 2013

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We’re Taking the Next Two Weeks Off

In accordance with the changing of seasons, we’re taking two weeks off to collect our thoughts. Be good while we’re away not thinking about commercial yoga culture. We will miss you. The Babarazzi

coolhandluke
/ News

We’re Taking the Next Two Weeks Off

In accordance with the changing of seasons, we’re taking two weeks off to collect our thoughts. Be good while we’re away not thinking about commercial yoga culture. We will miss you. The Babarazzi

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The Ethical Slut Gets “THE BIG ONE” /// Kundalini Orgasm Eclipses S&M

Ugh. Isn’t talking about cultural imperialism and appropriation such a drag?!?! One of our cohorts (X) sent in an article by Janet W. Hardy, author of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures, titled “My Tantric

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The Ethical Slut Gets “THE BIG ONE” /// Kundalini Orgasm Eclipses S&M

Ugh. Isn’t talking about cultural imperialism and appropriation such a drag?!?! One of our cohorts (X) sent in an article by Janet W. Hardy, author of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures, titled “My Tantric

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Buddhist Tattoos, Cultural Difference, and the Internet /// A Brief Musing for Musers

Let’s look again at the story of Antony Ratcliffe who was booted from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha’s head on his arm. First, let’s set aside the idea that no two things are ever the same,

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Buddhist Tattoos, Cultural Difference, and the Internet /// A Brief Musing for Musers

Let’s look again at the story of Antony Ratcliffe who was booted from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha’s head on his arm. First, let’s set aside the idea that no two things are ever the same,

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Man With Buddhist Tattoo Deported from Sri Lanka for Disrespecting the Buddha

This shit is so baller, I can’t believe it’s real: “Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism. The authorities are tough on perceived insults to

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Man With Buddhist Tattoo Deported from Sri Lanka for Disrespecting the Buddha

This shit is so baller, I can’t believe it’s real: “Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism. The authorities are tough on perceived insults to

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YOGILEBRITIES, PLEASE READ /// Commercial Yoga Culture In a Nut Shell

You have to believe me when I say that I don’t spend much time wanting to “change” the minds behind the personalities we discuss on this site. I have no real interest in “getting to” what lurks behind the facade

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YOGILEBRITIES, PLEASE READ /// Commercial Yoga Culture In a Nut Shell

You have to believe me when I say that I don’t spend much time wanting to “change” the minds behind the personalities we discuss on this site. I have no real interest in “getting to” what lurks behind the facade

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Sadie on “Creating Your Own Life” /// And Other Forms of Manufactured Rebelliousness

You know how guys who smoke cigars are automatically the worst people on the planet? Here’s a recent super-short Q&A with weight-loss yogini and “rockstar,” Sadie Nardini, who dishes out…well…something that maybe could be called digestable…. “A Beer with Sadie

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Sadie on “Creating Your Own Life” /// And Other Forms of Manufactured Rebelliousness

You know how guys who smoke cigars are automatically the worst people on the planet? Here’s a recent super-short Q&A with weight-loss yogini and “rockstar,” Sadie Nardini, who dishes out…well…something that maybe could be called digestable…. “A Beer with Sadie

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“Keep God Funky” /// Words of Wisdom from NYC’s Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio

I’m not sure what to make of the fact that more than a few people passed along this flier(?) to us featuring Laughing Lotus founder, Dana Trixie Flynn, along with the words “Keep God Funky.” I think peeps were expecting

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“Keep God Funky” /// Words of Wisdom from NYC’s Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio

I’m not sure what to make of the fact that more than a few people passed along this flier(?) to us featuring Laughing Lotus founder, Dana Trixie Flynn, along with the words “Keep God Funky.” I think peeps were expecting

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Some Yoga People are Insanely Loveable /// Has Yoga Ninja, Travis Elliot, Met His Match?

Watch this…. What can I say? We here at The Babarazzi have a soft spot for yoga people like Mark Giubarelli (who sometimes does yoga in combat boots and a leather bracelet. Call it “The Travis Eliot Complex,” but we

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Some Yoga People are Insanely Loveable /// Has Yoga Ninja, Travis Elliot, Met His Match?

Watch this…. What can I say? We here at The Babarazzi have a soft spot for yoga people like Mark Giubarelli (who sometimes does yoga in combat boots and a leather bracelet. Call it “The Travis Eliot Complex,” but we

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When Deepak Chopra and Sam Harris Debate, A Newborn Kitten Loses an Eye

Last week, a reader/colleague referred me to this debate between spiritual materialist, Deepak Chopra, and atheist party-pooper, Sam Harris (and others). Watch and be amazed…. Admittedly, I had never heard of this video. In fact, I didn’t even know people

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When Deepak Chopra and Sam Harris Debate, A Newborn Kitten Loses an Eye

Last week, a reader/colleague referred me to this debate between spiritual materialist, Deepak Chopra, and atheist party-pooper, Sam Harris (and others). Watch and be amazed…. Admittedly, I had never heard of this video. In fact, I didn’t even know people