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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Singapore Dream

Singapore Dream & Other Adventures
Singapore Dream and Other Adventures: Travel Writings from an Asian Journey

In the morning I had chased butterflies on the byways, overgrown with grass and overhung with foliage, that run among the European gardens. In the white heat of noon I returned to the city on foot, and I passed the afternoon walking about, visiting shops, and doing my shopping in the beautiful, lively, teeming streets of Singapore.

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