Each CD purchase provides one year of health insurance. In this recording of the event, His Holiness the Dalai Lama affirms, "It brings me great happiness to see artists and musicians gathered together here in support of the people of Tibet and in support of peace and reconciliation. We have to make every effort to promote human affection. Four songs from his minute performance are on the CD, most significantly the previously unreleased "Diamond In Your Mind. For fans of WAITS, it's a pleasure and surprise to hear his voice large and dramatic against the spare, angular and expressive string arrangements that "worked ingenious variations on Mr. Waits's waltzes and hymnlike tunes, skewing the oom-pah-pah to various places around the beat," according to New York Times critic Jon Pareles. When asked how he found himself sharing the stage in what was primarily an evening of sacred traditions in music, WAITS replied, "I'm no fool.
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Healing the Divide. When we first heard the title of the new book of poetry edited by James Crews , Healing the Divide: Poems for Compassion and Connection , we thought: How wonderful! It seems to us that James is the perfect editor for this book. You see we know James. And we're still hoping to make it to one of his Mindfulness and Writing workshops. In this day and age, when we're all reeling a little from divisive politics, we like the idea of seeking wise counsel from poets like Ross Gay, Donald Hall, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Marie Howe. A morning meditation perhaps?