Dragon Cafe

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Dragon Caf brings together sparkling essays on Buddhism and world religion, health & diet, sacred sex, creativity, myth and the hero, oracles and shamans, yoga, meditation, Kung Fu and Star Trek, vegetarianism, mysticism, and the East-West connection. It represents a lifetime of practice and travel, alongside study with yogis, monks, shamans, scholars and teachers of all stripe. It is about the search for adventure and peace.
 

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Contents

Sacred Ecology of the East
8
The Balance of Compassion
19
The Yoga Revolution is You
26
Mythic Constants and the Heros Evolution
36
Sacred Love the Goddess
45
the Creative Urge
80
Emerson and the Oversoul
100
An Oracle and a Shaman
110
Gatsby Sutra
129
My Fulbright Year in Germany
145
Asian Health Practices
154
Kung Fu and Star Trek
163
the Vegetarian Diet
170
Animal Iconographies of the Five Celestial Buddhas
178
Buddhism and Vegetarianism
184
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Richard Marranca is a writer and teacher. He has had a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as five NEH/CCHA summer seminars in USA and abroad. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Americas, Asia and, to a lesser extent in the Middle East. Along with a doctorate from New York University, he has certification to teach yoga and meditation, and holds Life Coach Certification from Fowler Wainwright International. He presently teaches college full-time in English and general humanities. He is available for presentations at: Rmarranca@earthlink.net.He enjoys running and hiking, movies and museums & general humanities. Since his teenage years, he has followed an environmental and vegetarian path and focused on the plight of indigenous peoples. On his to do list include working on an archaeology dig in Egypt or Greece, volunteering at Gombe Chimp Reserve in Tanzania and volunteering on an Indian reservation and teaching at a university in Asia, among others.

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