Our collection of memoir offers a glimpse into other lives, with true stories of foreign travel and sacred pilgrimage, addiction and illness, the creative process, parenting adventures, and more.



Writing Down The Bones: 30 Years Later

A Feb. 7, 2016 interview with author Natalie Goldberg on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of her phenomenally successful self-help for writers book, Writing Down The Bones. The Taos News’ Tempo editor Rick Romancito talks with Goldberg about the origins of her book, the Zen practice of writing, her emerging presence as a visual artist and her newest book, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life.

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Freda Bedi, from The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi: British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun by Vicki Mackenzie

She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun—but that pioneering ordination was just one in a life of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi (1911–1977) broke the rules of gender, race, and religion. She was at various times a force in the struggle for Indian independence, spiritual seeker, scholar, professor, journalist, author, social worker, wife, and mother of four children.

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Mountains In My Blood

Himalaya: A Literary Homage to Adventure, Meditation, and Life on the Roof of the World

“It was while I was living in England, in the jostle and drizzle of London, that I remembered the Himalayas at their most vivid. I had grown up amongst those great blue and brown mountains; they had nourished my blood; and though I was separated from them by thousands of miles of ocean, plain, and desert, I could not rid them from my system. It was always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any length of time, you belong to them. There is no escape . . .”

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