Spirit of Change - Fall 2006

EarthTalk: Bamboo

Dear EarthTalk: Is bamboo really an environmentally friendly alternative to wood for making paper? If so, why are we still cutting down trees to keep our copiers and printers humming?

EarthTalk: Recycling

Dear EarthTalk: The soda bottle I'm holding only lists a few U.S. states and deposit amounts on it. Aren't more than just a few states requiring that bottles be returned for recycling?

My Experiences with Guru

In the Taoist tradition, it is said each of us has a ming, or “contract with heaven.” The purpose of the guru, or master, is to assist us in fulfilling this contract.

The Essence of Gender

When a new baby is born, the question on the tip of most people's tongues is, "Is it a boy or a girl?" Like death and taxes, there are a handful of things in life we tend to take for granted, and gender is often one of those things.

Toward A Sacred Ecology

In the face of many recent natural catastrophes, tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes, we are reminded of the fragile nature of life and how much we are at the mercy of natural forces.