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Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

How to Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache

The only thing more amazing than chanting is getting behind a harmonium for your own personal chant practice. Whether you long to chant at home, add Kirtan to yoga classes or share...

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IN THE WORDS OF MIKE COHEN

Fire & Destruction

December 30, 2021 was a terrifying day in Boulder, Colorado, where my partner and I live. Ninety percent of Boulder County was in severe or extreme drought, and we...

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First Time Recording Artist Gaya Shelton-Ostadi Shares Her Initial Experiences in the Studio

Brad, Ben and Gaya in the studio

Where are you when I need you, Ganesh?

This tale opens with a handful of obstacles. Nothing would stop you from wanting to professionally record a song, right? My mentor Mike Cohen, founder of...

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The Enneagram and Your Spending

Our Enneagram type gets to our motivation (why we do things), and our wing gets to our behavior (how we do things). So... getting a handle on our finances and spending habits is yet another aspect of our lives that can be...

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Are You a Good Person?

Are you a good person?

Of course you’re a good person, though at times your behaviors may cause benefit, or harm, or be an opportunity for learning, or… 

In the Enneagram system the Type One Reformer strives to...

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Communication Practices Customized by Enneagram Type

There’s so much communication advice out there, and unfortunately, most of it is of the “one-size-fits-all variety.” Much more useful are practices that are customized by Enneagram type. 

So, I was...

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Skillful Ways to Approach Your Chant Practice

An email exchange with a student who has completed our EnChant Your Life and Level 1 courses led me to articulate four ways to practice your chant repertoire.
 
Hopefully this offers useful ways to...
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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Remember the Dale Carnegie book How to Win Friends and Influence People? I wonder if this relentlessly positive author ever considered writing a book from the opposite perspective, like How to NOT Lose Friends and...

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Benefits of the Enneagram Part 1: Self-Awareness

SELF UNDERSTANDING THROUGH THE ENNEAGRAM

I recently uncovered another gem from one of my favorite Enneagram books, The Modern Enneagram, by Berghoef and Bell. In this concise, yet brilliant book, they describe the benefits of...

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What Role Do You Play in Your Family?

You can pick your friends and intimate partners, but you can't pick your family.

What does the Enneagram have to say about the role each type typically takes in their family?

In my newest (and currently favorite) Enneagram book...

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