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.
In a tense moment on a full plane, Ruth King gets a glimpse of the inner strength of equanimity.
On a pilgrimage to India, Andrea Miller connects with the flesh-and-blood Buddha, who lived, reached enlightenment, and taught in these very places.
In Strava’s heat maps, the devotional movements of tired pilgrims become blazing symbols of sacred geography.
Alexander Weinstein’s “The Lost Traveler’s Tour Guide” comprises a collection of tour guide entries for fictional fantastical destinations. In this excerpt, Weinstein offers advice enjoying your time in the exotic locales of Bhodur, Bent, and Luxore.
Whether we’re in a pristine rainforest or our own backyard, says Mark Coleman, nature is always available to deepen our mindfulness.
Happy International Skateboarding Day! If you have 19 minutes to spare, here’s something to check out: “Altered Focus: Burma.” Its makers describe this sweet little 2011 film as a look at “three filmmakers and skateboarders, including rider Ali Drummond, as they travel across Yangon and Mandalay. The film explores the reaction to this activity whilst […]
Though the climb was steep, the view was expansive. Rachel Neumann on being hot, hungry, thirsty, and tired, but still having a perfect day.
Filmmaker John Bush, who made the “Journey into Buddhism” trilogy, is back at work on a new documentary project.