More than Monks: What I Learned About Myself During a Monastery Retreat
A writer embraces seclusion, silence and seeks clarity at the Abbey of the Genesee.
An Indigenous Woman’s Guide to Upstate New York
Driving to the location of important treaties, the former site of the largest Seneca village, and the spot of the Peacemaker’s journey, writer Michelle Schenandoah contemplates the history of her people.
What My Experience at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary Taught Me About Cruelty
Human Rights and Animal Rights: Is there even a difference?
Jainism and the Art of Compassionate Living
Female monk Samani Sanmati Pragya explains one of India's oldest religions, its emphasis on harmlessness, and why she covers mouth.
She Created a Food Blog That Took Her Around the World
Kristin Lajeunesse ditched her 9-to-5 job, her boyfriend, and a stable life in Boston to support herself by blogging about the world's finest vegan food.
How I Traveled to 40 Countries in Three Years
She and her husband wanted to see the world but encountered some challenges — museums devoted to the horrors of genocide, rickety bridges strung between cliffs, and packed subways destined for parts unknown. But the most difficult trip was the
The Japanese Gardens That Grow Peace of Mind
Japan’s ancient gardening traditions — from social sanctuaries to meditation spaces and party pads — welcome travelers interested in mindfulness and natural landscapes.