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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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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 …

The man who built Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium

October 7, 2012 – 11:56 am
Inside the stadium during the Spain vs Switzerland game in 2010.

The brief lead architect Gerhard le Roux got was to create a world-class, multi-purpose sporting facility and an iconic, innovative and sustainable landmark for Durban. The resulting Moses Mabhida Stadium would be the jewel in the Kings Park Sporting precinct. The entire area would feature additional sporting arenas and facilities as well as restaurants, shops, children’s play areas and a pedestrian walkway linking the stadium complex to the beach.

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium: Backgrounder

October 7, 2012 – 11:51 am

Controversy remains among some of the city’s naysayers over whether Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium should have been built. Ivor Daniel, …

The power of poetry and Colombian Fernando Réndon’s pen

October 20, 2011 – 7:58 am
Rendon and his wife, Gloria Chvatal.

Poetry Africa 2011, Durban
Colombian poet Fernando Réndon, in Durban this week for the 15th Poetry Africa festival, has helped transform …

Inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

October 6, 2011 – 3:18 am
Apple image

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is …

Who put the trash out? Who cares!

September 3, 2010 – 4:21 am
Sunken Garden, Durban, South Africa.
In the U.S. they see it as an opportunity, not a problem. So what about us?
Story and pictures by Wanda Hennig
Story first published op-ed page, Sunday Tribune, Durban, South Africa, on August 29, 2010
It’s Sunday morning at North Beach in Durban. The sun is shining. Somewhere the sardines are still running. The new, improved beachfront promenade is alive with foot traffic. People cycling, strolling, jogging, walking their dogs, walking their kids. The surfers are out; the fishermen are complaining to anyone who’ll listen about their ban from the piers; the skateboarders and BMX-ers are shooting the ramps at their graffitied concrete park …