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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Relishing Polish heritage cuisine at Opasły Tom

October 1, 2017 – 1:45 am
Opasly Tom Warsaw at lunchtime.

‘We forgot, for a while in Poland, how to grow things,’ says Warsaw restaurateur, author and Opasły Tom co-owner, Agnieszka Kręglicka. ‘But this is turning around now. We’re starting to see a return to traditions and a focus on real food. Gastronomy is now growing really quickly. In Warsaw we’re seeing about 100 restaurants a year opening.’

Karl Marx City: Filmmaker Petra Epperlein’s personal journey

July 17, 2017 – 8:07 am
Documentary filmmaker Petra Epperlein

Petra Epperlein grew up in a city—and during a time—that are no more: Karl Marx City (now Chemnitz) during Stasi and DDR times in East Germany. Her film, which has notched up 90%-plus ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, is a personal journey with a global message. She spoke to Wanda Hennig before the screening of Karl Marx City at the 2017 Durban International Film Festival.

The Chairman in Durban: South Africa’s best jazz bar?

June 10, 2016 – 9:00 am
People clap in appreciation at The Chairman.

Some Durban businesses rev up after dark and even after midnight. Meet Ndabo Langa, architect, entrepreneur, Renaissance man and founding …

Wolf Totem and French kisses with wolves: an interview

November 5, 2015 – 11:44 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud talks about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing a wolf and wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and more in an interview with Wanda Hennig in Durban.

Jean-Jacques Annaud and Wolf Totem: full audio interview

November 4, 2015 – 11:30 am
Jean-Jacques Annaud interviewed by Wanda Hennig

In a Q&A in Durban pending the preview of Wolf Totem at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Annaud shares some of his 3-D “secrets” with journalist Wanda Hennig. He also talks, broadly, about making Wolf Totem, the relevance of the film to China, Mongol culture, French kissing with wolves, wolf whisperer Andrew Simpson, ice sculpture horses, his relationship with religion and a lot more. Enjoy!

The Chairman Part 2: Ndabo Langa in conversation

May 24, 2015 – 11:46 am
Ndabo Langa at The Chairman in Durban.

An “in his own words” Q & A with founding owner, architect Ndabo Langa, published here for the first time.
By …

Antony Osler’s Zen Dust takes you on the road in South Africa

May 6, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Zen Dust — by Antony Osler.

Poetry, politics, mindfulness, laughter, tears, the story of the Buddha and Zen wisdom weave through Antony Osler’s journey ‘home’ along the …

Zen and The Art of Sheep Farming

April 13, 2013 – 4:41 pm
Antony Osler, author and zen monk

Human Rights lawyer, sheep farmer and Zen Buddhist — Antony Osler is not your average Karoo inhabitant.
Story and pictures by …

RIP Dave Brubeck — Take (Eighty)-Five

December 6, 2012 – 6:58 am
Dave Brubeck RIP

Dave Brubeck: December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012. The jazz icon, world-renowned pianist and composer of jazz and classical …

Buddhist Retreat Center celebrates 30 years

November 6, 2012 – 8:18 am
Brown lentil shepherd's pie lunch

Letting go of thoughts; being present in the moment. Tolle — Zen — Oprah’s favorite Buddhist Pema Chödrön — Louis …