What is Tamera?

What is Tamera?

“Real dialogue isn’t about talking to people who believe the same things as you.” Zygmunt Bauman I’ve been to Tamera – one of most important ecovillages in Europe – at the end of April of this current year. I spent 3 days there. It has been an interesting experience, even if I don’t agree with more than one aspect of Tamera’s approach, inspired by the taught of Dieter Duhm. Nevertheless I’ve appreciated...

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; for a violence-free Islam

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; for a violence-free Islam

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been founded nearly one hundred and thirty years ago. It has soon spread from its place of origin (India) and, today, it is present worldwide, counting tens of millions of members. Headquartered in London, it is well reputed in Europe, probably because of its tolerant and nonviolent approach, explicit in its slogan Love for all, hatred for none.   Qadian is a small town in Punjab (India) with around forty...

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Jesus in India? One question, several answers

Jesus in India? One question, several answers

Jesus in India? is both an essay and a travelogue in one. It has been written in several libraries and in the field and should be available, in English translation (the original is in Italian) in a couple of months. It is the report of a journey to understand more about the “possible stay of Jesus in India”. The journey begins in Ladakh (a region in Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir), in August 2014 with a visit to Hemis monastery where —...

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Sadhu for a while; Interview with Patrick Levy

Sadhu for a while; Interview with Patrick Levy

Patrick Levy is a French writer, defined in the back cover of his book Sadhus, going beyond the dreadlocks: “a strange phenomenon amongst authors on the spirituality scene”. Indeed, even claiming to be an atheist, Levy is “greatly interested in religions and spirituality. He has travelled the world in search of spiritual masters and experiences; practiced Kabbalah, Sufism, Buddhism and Vedanta and has published books about his...

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Glimpses of Theravada Buddhism; interview with Louis Gabaude

Glimpses of Theravada Buddhism; interview with Louis Gabaude

Louis Gabaude is one of the most knowledgeable scholars of Theravada Buddhism. He taught in Chiang Mai University and has been deeply involved in research on the field working for École Française d’Extrême-Orient or EFEO, in Thailand. He’s now retired since 2007 and he still lives in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand).  You can read the French version of this interview clicking here and the Italian one clicking here.   Could...

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Women Mental Health, its uniqueness and challenges

                                                                                Priyaranjan Avinash is psychiatrist at Deva Institute in Varanasi (UP, India). He’s a big expert in legal psychiatry, addiction, women mental health, relationship issues and health policies. He offers specialized articles to India Medical Times....

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To grow up in one ecovillage

To grow up in one ecovillage

The foreword of the book The New Family; the communities of New Age.   When I read the draft of Juma Vitali’s The New Family; the communities of New Age, I thought about a particularly controversial book, written several years ago with some speechs of Osho Rajneesh: The Greatest Challenge: the Golden Future. Among the proposals of that text there are the ones of a world government (the conspirationists, probably, will not agree, even with all...

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Benares “city of light”

Benares “city of light”

Living in Benares (Varanasi), in these days, I’ve the pleasure to share the third chapter of our book Yoga based on authentic Indian traditions about this fascinating and controversial place. Are there not many holy places on this earth? Yet which of them would equal in the balance one speck of Kāshī’s dust? Are there not many rivers running to the sea? Yet which of them is like the River of Heaven in Kāshī? Are there not many fields...

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