travel

"Talking Ayahuasca" by Ayahuasca_Pix via Flikr.

Meriado

Feeling the Vision in Peru.

Der Wachsblock

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Rudolf

A truly magical mystery tour is about to leave Cologne, travel through Croatia, and end up in Vienna. It’s a train journey celebrating the 150th birthday of Rudolf Steiner, who…

Sister Corita.

Marian Apparition Research Trip

Dear Buddha-Killers in Charge, I need a ticket to Wisconsin to investigate the first validated Marian apparitions in the United States, at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI.…

ThorHeyerdahl

Norway Worships Warship, Not Its Namesake

Attention, everyone: the Norwegian navy just got a new warship. It is 440 feet long, featuring anti-surface naval strike missiles, Sea Sparrow missile air-defense missiles, and an anti-aircraft gun and…

Killing the Buddha

The Heart of Dixie in Jerusalem

What does college football have to do with the Holy Land? The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the third-ranked Southeastern Conference team that just beat Duke 62 to 13, has an…

Photo by CS Muncy.

moving

“People were getting auctioned up on stage but I didn’t see anything I wanted nor did I think I should be for sale.”

Eat Pray Love

Unseen Movie/Unread Book Review: Eat Pray Love

I recently saw a commercial for the movie Eat Pray Love. I said, “This is the sort of thing that makes me embarrassed to be a white lady, just like…

"Tea Party tax day protest 2010" by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr.

Outside a Tea Party

Mongrel politics and an American mind.

Killing the Buddha

A Crisis for the Faithful

KtB senior editor Meera Subramanian has a thing for birds and they take her to the most interesting of places. In Mumbai, following an evaporating trail of vultures, she found…

Life in Year One

Life in Year Now

A pilgrimage in 21st-century Palestine.

Jason Sagebiel in his office in Iraq.

The Songs of War

In the first years of the Iraq War, what distinguished Maj. Gen. David Petraeus’s success in the north from his fellow commanders’ difficulty in the south was his correct assessment…

In God We Trust.

Dear god,

An angry letter about Haiti from a pissed-off Pentecostal preacher.

"Blue mosque tourist" by Prof-B via Flickr

Revelation Road

After ditching the tour group, he’s got twenty-four hours and seven very important Turkish towns to see.

Killing the Buddha

Ingrate Rejects Hajj Souvenirs

What the hell kind of souvenirs are these? Caftans? Prayer beads? Dates? I was hoping you’d bring me a t-shirt or a keychain or at the very least, a plastic…

zazen

Grass Huts and Hermits

Travels in China, on the trail of American Buddhism.

Killing the Buddha

Travel in the Holy Land a No Go

According to the US State Department’s travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza  travelers to the Holy Land can be greet not with signs of peace but further travel…

road

The Passions of Khalifa Hakeem

A cub reporter gets on the bus with the Pakistani big boys.

Hojo-san & Myo-e by Tenku via Flickr

Zen and the Art of Hostessing

After all, Buddhist monks are men too.