Entries tagged with “Pilgrimage”

5 Questions for Sonia Choquette

1. In your latest book, you set out to walk the Camino de Santiago. How did this pilgrimage help you regain your spiritual footing amid years of personal suffering?The time alone…

A Pilgrimage: Making Sense of a Labyrinth Walk

When a labyrinth is walked with even a small amount of direction, it becomes a powerful field for self-discovery, transformation, spiritual deepening, processing grief, relieving stress, and finding clarity.

Daniel Zopoula on Traveling for a Greater Cause

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Deepen Your Practice: A Neighborhood Pilgrimage

By Amy Benedict We think of a pilgrimage as a journey of great spiritual or moral significance—yet our whole life’s course can be seen as a pilgrimage. A simple walk from yo…

Doing for Others, Seeing for Ourselves

“sometimes we have to make pilgrimage to live in the open in order to have a view of the vastness of life, and sometimes we are in debt to those before us for what we assume is a birthright.”

Driving in Search of Herself

A writer in crisis makes a pilgrimage trek to her childhood home. A story in three parts.

Film Review: Faith Connections

Faith ConnectionsDirected by Pan NalinThe Hindu pilgrimage and ritual of the Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering in the world, bringing together around 100 million people to …

Film Review: Paths of the Soul

Paths of the SoulZhang WangLETV PicturesChinese director Zhang Wang’s hypnotic film follows a small group of Tibetans as they make a months-long, physically grueling pilgrimage to …

Finding West Virginia

Trips become journeys become myths. Frances Park explores a family legend.

From the Editor: Pilgrimage

“Despite the English language’s overstocked lexicon, no other word conveys the combination of movement and sacrament.”

Noah Time Like Today

Sometimes you just need an Egyptian vulture named Bob to lead you in the right direction.

Pilgrimage as Presence

The physical act of walking brings us more fully back into the present. Author Antonia Malchik shares, "Walking is what we turn to when we wish to show our devotion to our gods, and how we move when the precariousness of our precious human existence is laid bare."

Podcast: James Jeffrey, The Camino De Santiago Vibe

Journalist James Jeffrey highlights his experiences on the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage and explores walking as a spiritual practice.

Rabbi Rami: How Do I Afford to Make a Pilgrimage?

Q: I long to go on a pilgrimage, but lack the funds to do so. Any suggestions?A: My understanding of pilgrimage comes from Genesis 12:1–3, where we are called to walk (lech) to our…

Recovery Trekking: A Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Addiction

"I realized at some point along my own journey that alcohol was not my problem; I was my problem, and I was unconsciously using alcohol to change my reality."

The Camino Vibe

Can’t head to Europe for the Camino De Santiago? You can craft a small pilgrimage close to home.

The Heart of Money: Shall I Take a Pilgrimage?

I feel like I’m on the brink of a spiritual awakening. I’m far from rich, but I’ve decided that I really need to quit my job and go on a pilgrimage to follow this path. Is this cra…

The Power of Group Devotion, 100 Million Strong

Groups of Sadhus, Hindu holy men, their foreheads smeared with sacred ash, their necks encircled with marigold garlands as bright orange as the robes they wear, sit atop decorated …

The Ways of the Pilgrim

Actually walking 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela proved “a demented delusion.” But “the Camino” also serves those who sit and those who wait — upon others.

To Zen and Back

"A pilgrim sets his or her sight on a place where the veil between the ordinary and the transcendent has been lifted. Each step moves the pilgrim away from the structures that have bound our lives, and each step moves the pilgrim closer to knowing the whole of reality as for the first time."