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Babelcarp | Deconstructing Tea Terms

This nifty website allows you to enter transliterated Chinese terms, English words, and Chinese characters to help deconstruct those confounding tea titles – Wu Yi Rou Gui Oolong? Cinnamon Oolong, which is a tea that’s partially oxidized before drying! Fenglin Tea Factory? – a Kunming…

Wowee Zowee | Remembering Sleep

Our pal Erik Davis, who will be leading a weekend of Visionary Practices with us in February 2019, writes cogently and lovingly about one of his favorite albums of an era past: Dopesmoker by Sleep (2003). “Sleep here offers a mode of spiritual conversion beyond…

A Mossy Monument to Yoga

At a park in Finland, close to the Russian border, a reclusive artist spent the better part of 50 years crafting hundreds of statues poised in yoga postures. Veijo Rönkkönen once said that the park was a monument for the memory of his young body….

YES PLZ

Our friend Tony (aka Tonx) has a rad new coffee subscription service. We’ve promised we won’t *spill the beans* about how absolutely extra awesome and unique this coffee delivery really is…but trust us – it’s exciting. Hint: Think for yourself. Print is not dead! Sign…

Deny & Become

Let’s consider yoga, & perception itself, as a diligent unknowing: ‘Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.’—English biologist Thomas Huxley wrote in…

A Healing Lung Brew

Whether you’re in Northern or Southern California, the air is thick with smoke, and heavy with the task of rebuilding. Care for yourself and your loved ones with this herbal tea, crafted and blessed by Ayurvedic Practitioner and Registered Nurse Annette Shellenbarger. Stop by the…

Can’t Even

In the mid-80s Robbie Conal plastered the LA streets with a grotesque caricature of Ronald Reagan and the words “CONTRA DICTION.” Now he’s 74 years old and the portraits are decidedly more monstrous as the legendary street artist Robbie Conal takes on the Trump Administration…