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  • Spiral Magazine – The Art of Awakening

Spiral is a free publication from the Rubin Museum of Art. Our current issue, available here, in print at the Museum or from our online shop, and on Issuu, offers provocative perspectives on the concept of awakening in relation to Buddhism, pop culture, science, and more.

­Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
By Tim McHenry
Suddenly a Flame Is Lit
By Judith Simmer-Brown
Step by Step: Breathe with Joy
Pilin Anice
Celestial Visions in Three Dimensions
Interview by Elena Pakhoutova
Morning Rituals from Near and Far
By Tenzin Chemey, Tsewang Chozom, Tsewang Chuskit, Meera Nair, Luna Ranjit, Tsering Sangmo, Eshay Tobgyal, and Lopon Pema Wangda
Step by Step: Create a Morning Ritual
By Tiu de Haan
Are You Woke?
By Lama Rod Owens
The Mandala: A Guide to Transformation
By Martin Brauen
Step by Step: Build Your Own Mandala
By Martin Brauen
Emotional Rescue
By Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary
Wake Up to Find Out
By Jeffrey S. Durham and John Henry Rice
By Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Step by Step: Write a Poem
By Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Life Is But a Dream (As Seen on TV)
By Katy Brennan
Circle in the Square
By Howard Kaplan
Step by Step: Cook Farsi Tarkari
By Dawa Bhuti

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