The Buddha in My Phone

To my embarrassment, I’ve become one of those people who keep bringing up meditation in conversation, extolling its benefits and urging people to try it. [Read more…]

The Splendor of Tikal

Tikal, one of the largest Mayan sites, is a place of mystery and grandeur. [Read more…]

Finding the Holy In a Tradition Not My Own

Our time in Mayan holy sites enriched my understanding of my own spiritual heritage. [Read more…]

A Ceremony Amid Sun-Dappled Mayan Ruins

Miguel Angel Vergara–who is a living link to ancient Maya traditions–led ceremonies at each of the sites we visited on our Mayan tour. [Read more…]

The Mayan Mysteries of Palenque

Palenque, located deep in the jungle of Chiapas, is a place to encounter the complex mysteries of Mayan culture. [Read more…]

Exploring Sacred Mayan Sites in Mexico and Guatemala

In the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala, I explore the mysteries of the Maya with Sacred Earth Journeys. [Read more…]

On Christmas Eve, Thinking about Holsteins and the Holy

The story of Christmas reminds us that the holy is often born in the least hospitable of places. [Read more…]

An Invitation to a Sacred Earth Journey to Mayan Holy Sites

In late January, Bob and I will be traveling with Sacred Earth Journeys to Mayan holy sites in Mexico and Guatemala. We invite you to join us on what promises to be a fascinating trip. [Read more…]

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple with the Shakers in Kentucky

You might think of the Shakers as hippies without the sex. Consider this: they lived communally, practiced ecstatic dancing and singing, and believed in gender and racial equality. You can learn about them at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky. [Read more…]

The Thriving Arab American Community of Dearborn, Michigan

Anyone who thinks you can’t be both Muslim and American should go to Dearborn, which has a diverse and thriving Arab American community. [Read more…]