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  • Bookmarks: 'American Veda' by Philip Goldberg

    Bookmarks: 'American Veda' by Philip Goldberg
    Long before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality...
  • Book review: 'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest' by Wade Davis

    Book review: 'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest' by Wade Davis
    On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp set at 23,000 feet on Mt. Everest. They were George Mallory, who, at 37, was already one of the world's most accomplished climbers, and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine, a 22-year-old Oxford graduate with little...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    The Chicken Chronicles Alice Walker (The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95) You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
  • Book review: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch

    Book review: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch
    In the summer of 2008, a wildfire burning in California's Los Padres National Forest swept down on Tassajara Hot Springs, a historic resort not far from Big Sur that was home to the first Zen Buddhist monastery in North America. Little stood in the way...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Swooping in to help Laos

    Swooping in to help Laos
    It's the fourth zip line that spills the surprise. Confident now, I leap off the platform to feel the cable bounce heavily, then snap taut under my weight. Gravity takes over, shooting me through a tunnel of blurring foliage until the whirr of the pulley-...
  • Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

    Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
    Bhutan? Just telling people I was coming to Bhutan evoked wonder. Some extolled it as "the true Shangri-La" and the home of "pure Buddhism," incredible trekking, pristine environments, authentic culture and Gross National Happiness, or GNH — the...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more

    Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more
    DALI, China — "I'm sorry," my travel agent's email said, "but Tibet is closed." Closed? How could it just shut down? This wasn't Space Mountain we were talking about. A quick Google search confirmed the news. In "celebration" of the anniversary of...
  • Switch off, chip in, be happy, say activists

    Switch off, chip in, be happy, say activists
    If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charity — that's the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama. Action for Happiness was co-founded by Richard...