Soulful: An Interview with John Morton Spiritual Director of the Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness

Soulful: An Interview with John Morton Spiritual Director of the Movement for Spiritual Inner AwarenessWest Adams Blvd. between Arlington and Crenshaw has been called Church Row, famous for its many places of worship. A recent edition to the fold is the Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness.  When I called MSIA to request an interview with its Spiritual Director, John Morton, I was told he was…

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Seiju of Rinzai-ji Zen

Seiju of Rinzai-ji Zen When people consider meditation they often respond with "I need to do that but I can't sit still for 5 minutes!" or "What happens when you meditate?" Seiju is a Zen monk and the Shika, or manager, of the Rinzai-ji Zen Centerin West Adams. He has been studying and practicing in…

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The Art of Living, Happiness As An Option

The Art of Living, Happiness As An Option If you look south while passing Hoover on the 10 freeway, you can easily see the huge dome of the Art of Living’s Los Angeles headquarters in the near distance. Located at Adams and Hoover this impressive building once housed the Second Church of Christ, Scientist. Built from 1907 to…

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The Origins of Christmas Traditions

Many of our holidays have their roots in Pagan celebrations and Christmas is not an exception. Based on biblical description of events occuring at the time, many historians place Jesus’s birth sometime in September not December. Winter solstice, which occurs between Dec. 20 and 23, is the longest night of…

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The Origins of Valentine's Day

The origin of Valentines Day is shrouded in mystery but most likely has its roots in early Roman pagan celebrations and the activities of early Roman Christians.  Valentinuswas a popular Roman name and the Church claimed at least three saints by that name.  One story has it that in the 3rd…

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102 Year Old Zen Master, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

102 Year Old Zen Master, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, RoshiBuddha In The Hood     Cimarron Zen Center   Perhaps some quiet evening near the corner of 25th Street and Cimarron you might hear the repeated sound of a heavy piece of wood being struck. That sound is the kai-han and it is struck every day at first light and at the close…

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Applying to College or Graduate School the Stress-Free Way

Applying to College or Graduate School the Stress-Free Way Applying for college or graduate school can be a stressful process, but there are some easy steps you can take to reduce that stress. In this article, The Neighborhood News Onlineprovides tips on how to set realistic goals, as well as the tools you can use to make your application…

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2022 Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship

Scholarship Name: Beauty & Wellness Professionals ScholarshipAwarded by: BeautySchoolsDirectory.comAmount: $2,500Deadline: September 1, March 1 2022Who's eligible: Any student, including DACA recipients, who is pursuing a career in the beauty industryApply here:

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Financial Aid for Minorities Guide

{jcomments off}You’re ready to pursue your dream of higher education, but college is expensive, and many students find they have to borrow to pay for it. And if you come from a historically disenfranchised background, you might face particular challenges in paying for your college education.Fortunately, there are many options…

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Oct 18 - Dec 30 2019 $3,000 Trade and Tech student scholarship

Level up your education with a $3,000 scholarship from Porch. Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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