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Ed Nicholson's "Encore" career, Project Healing Waters, performs miracles on riverbanks all over America.

I recently read a book called The Big Shift, by Marc Freedman, which I highly recommend for anyone looking to alter their idea of what it means to grow older in the 21st century, and learned that Freedman had founded a group called Encore, a non-profit organization “dedicated to supporting people whose “second acts” contribute to society’s greater good." Then in 2005, Encore created the Purpose Prize, which The New York Times called “The MacArthur genius award for people who develop a second career as social service entrepreneurs.” "The nation’s only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and...

Cheri Huber, the gifted teacher of Zen, deconstructs the inscrutable

This is a transcript of an hour long interview with the gifted and charming Cheri Huber, who is the director of the Zen Monastery Peace Center in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California.  While it is long, I have read and reread it and still find it both entertaining and illuminating.  I am new to Zen, so I hope my questions will mirror those of other neophytes and the curious.

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