Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of EnlightenmentBy Richard BernsteinIn 629, Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia in search of the Ultimate Truth, and to settle what he called “the perplexities of my mind.” From the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through ancient Silk Road oases, over forbidding mountain […]
Join the movie club to announce our own, special and fun NAWA Movie Club Awards. We will select winners for best movie, best actor, best actress … from the movies watched during the 2020-2021 NAWA season. We will also share our thoughts about the 2021 Academy Awards.You can watch a recap here. This will be a great opportunity to […]
The Code Breaker, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, by Walter Isaacson When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense […]
First, we will nourish our soul with a walk around St. Stephen's Basilica, maybe even check out St. Stephen’s right hand which is housed in the reliquary. Then, we will stroll down to The Box Donut to replenish our body with a square donut and cup of coffee which we hope to enjoy by the river.