On a backpacking trip through Nepal and Ladakh, Ryan Fitzpatrick encountered his fair share of expectations, attachments, and obstacles. Though none of us are traveling right now, here he shares what we can learn when we do.
Lama Elizabeth Monson was on pilgrimage with her husband in Bhutan when borders began to close as coronavirus cases expanded around the world. Trying to get home, she learns the power of finding stillness in the midst of chaos.
In a tense moment on a full plane, Ruth King gets a glimpse of the inner strength of equanimity.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Lion’s Roar’s Andrea Miller shares her transformative experience on pilgrimage in India.
Andrea Miller visits the ancient artistic wonder in India known as the Ajanta Caves.
Andrea Miller visits the ruins of Nalanda, the great university where much of what we know today as Buddhism was developed.
Bagan, in Maynmar, is one of 29 sites added to UNESCO’s list this year.
A young monk in Nepal practiced so many prostrations that he left his handprint pressed into a mat. Vanessa Sasson can’t forget him.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair thinks about the practice of walking.
On a pilgrimage to India, Andrea Miller connects with the flesh-and-blood Buddha, who lived, reached enlightenment, and taught in these very places.