When God Smiles
Archbishop Desmond Tutu considers the human predicament from God's point of view
Maitreya, the buddha of the future, is arriving
a few eons ahead of schedule
A People's Revolution of Enlightenment: Kabbalah
Ancient mysticism hits the bigtime at the Kabbalah Centre
The Kabbalah Centre has been picking up more celebrities than a ski lift in Aspen, but what's the real story behind its success? Discover how one of the world's most esoteric mystical traditions
has become a global pop phenomenon.
The Ethics of Interdependence
The Dalai Lama explains why we need to create a new form of
ethics based on the reality of our interdependence.
The Hour of My Coming
Millenial Myths and Modern Messiahs
Who—or what—will guide humanity safely to the promised golden age? An entertaining and scholarly treatise on visions of the apocalypse, the future salvation of the world, and the messianic dreams of the twenty-first century. Featuring interviews with self-proclaimed messiahs, millennial scholars, religious experts, Indian avatars, and more...
On Darwin, Evolution, and the Perfect Man
Believe it or not, this trailblazing yogi (who first brought Vedanta to the West) had studied Western evolutionary theory and developed a spiritual critique of Darwin—in 1898!
The World is Beautiful
“The world is your friend if it reminds you of God, and your enemy if it makes you forget God,” declares this dynamic leader of the Halveti-Jerrahi order of Sufis in a captivating exploration of the prophet Muhammad's teaching on finding one's right place in the world.
The World is Unreliable
Joining the monastic world at the age of four, tulku Penor Rinpoche eventually became the presiding abbot of over 400 monasteries in Tibet and was named the Supreme Head of the Nyingma Buddhist Lineage. In this rare interview, he speaks about the unique advantages of the monastic path for the seeker of liberation.
The Enemy Within
What would Christianity's Desert Fathers have had to say about the ego in spiritual life? WIE travels to a remote Greek Orthodox hermitage to speak with an inspired modern-day renunciate about the passion for purification that burns at the heart of this ancient tradition.
No Escape for the Ego
“When the ego is cornered and has nowhere to go, the only thing one can do is to put it down. And when one puts down the ego, then that is enlightenment.” One of the world's most respected Buddhist masters—a lineage holder in both existing schools of Ch'an Buddhism—speaks about the joy of liberation, the pitfalls of the path and the one-pointed desire required to see through our attachment to a false sense of self.
One of the foremost authorities in modern Hinduism explains why the only practice necessary for women to attain enlightenment is the worship of their husband as a god.
The lessons of a Vedantic traditionalist who believes that studying the ancient scriptures, not having spiritual experiences, is the most direct route to profound nondual realization.
Making God Laugh
“There are no problems in life; the only problem is thinking.” A journey beyond time, space and the world as we know it with an outrageous modern Advaitin.
Such People We Have Never Seen
A Meeting with Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church
in Great Britain speaks about
the mystery of silent
contemplation and the preeminence of the true spiritual master.
If Heaven Were a Place On Earth
A Pilgrimage to the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions
What happens when 9,000 people from all walks of faith spend a week
together crossing the cultural divide? A WIE team descends on Barcelona
to take the pulse of religion at the dawn of the new millennium.
Enlightenment at the Speed of Life
How does the experience of enlightenment itself respond to the changing life conditions of the twenty-first century?
How can the changeless realization of enlightenment help humanity cope with our world of accelerating change? Twelve contemporary spiritual teachers bring timeless wisdom to bear on this twenty-first-century dilemma.
The Price of Liberation
An Eminent Buddhist Scholar Asks: How Middle was the Buddha's Middle Way?
What was the life of the monks really like in the Buddha's time? Buddhist scholar Peter Masefield presents an unembellished picture of the radical and austere life lived by those who ordained under the “Awakened One.”
Is the Ego an Illusion?
From the jungle abode of South Indian sage Ajja to an interview with one of Hinduism's most respected scholars, WIE goes in search of the answer to the question: Is the ego only an illusion?