"The core principle of the precepts is the practice of non-harm, which is based on the recognition that we're all interconnected. The precepts provide a very wise guide for living in relationship with others" -- Michael Liebenson Grady
Wouldn't it be nice not to be the most violent nation in the history of the world? Most of us celebrate without knowing what this country is doing in our name. Other citizens celebrate by burning Old Glory to make a point. We are citizens of the world first, bound by borders second. The only ideals we have to remain true to are the ones that bind us all.
Echo Park Lotus Festival (Los Angeles)
The bright outlook of the summer festival season dimmed considerably last year when, due to budget issues, Echo Park's Lotus Festival was abruptly canceled. But the event -- celebrating Asian culture and timed to coincide with the annual blooming of the lotus flowers on Echo Park Lake -- is back on this year. More >>