Water Treatment

Words are powerful. They can affect water in noticeable ways. And since we are made mostly of water, words have a powerful effect on us, too. Read more »

Curing Addiction by Meditation in the “Caves of Truth”

Did you know that there is a place in Thailand that cures drug addicts by teaching them how to meditate? Listen to Mark talk with a man named John, who is doing research on Thai Buddhism. Read more »

People and Places – Steve 2 – Born in Brooklyn

Some people all Brooklyn "The Planet" because it is so culturally diverse. Steve was born and raised in Brooklyn. Listen to Steve talk with Mark about some of his past experiences. Read more »

The Story of Green Willow

at The Library of Congress Synopsis: The Story of Green Willow is a short story. It is an intermediate level adaption of Lafcadio Hearn’s “Aoyanagi”, which is an old Japanese mystery story. It tells the story of a samurai’s love for a mysterious woman from the mountains. The grammar focus […] Read more »

A New Life in Mosquito City – Part 17 – What are you doing?

In this episode, Mark meets a very interesting woman in the park. While they are having a friendly chat, Mark notices that she has an odd pet sitting next to her. What might it be? Read more »

I Was Doing Yoga

Download audio file (travelagent.mp3) at Myyogaonline Mark ran into a Japanese guy at a travel agent in Rishikesh. The Japanese Guy: Do you think I ought to take a local bus all the way? The Travel Agent: No no no. It is open at five o’clock. Four o’clock. From this […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 36

Download audio file (miyako36.mp3) at Hobo pd Miyako: Wow! She speaks really good English! John: So do you. Miyako: But she speaks it better than me. She speaks it much better than me. John: I don’t think so. I think your English is just as good as hers. Miyako: You’re […] Read more »