Recently in Ladakh, the Dalai Lama appeared at an inter-faith seminar organized by the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), and spoke on the Preservation of Religious Harmony, Coexistence and Universal Peace. He said “Today, a lot of people from different religious backgrounds are present here…. It is taught in every religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, […]
Thailand has long maintained a contradictory allure in the minds of different travelers. While it offers wild nights of hedonism, it is also imbued with a long history and ingrained culture of wellness and peace – home to myriad Buddhist temples and a world-famous tradition of massage. Perhaps it’s that very dualism that has informed […]
A trip to historic and fascinating Cambodia can be a whirlwind of sensations: from the mystic temples and the vibrant cities to the dramatic countryside – not to mention the country’s tragic past – there is a lot to take in. But a well-balanced itinerary covering the numerous historic and spiritual marvels, combined with a […]
Journey to the “roof of the world” and meditate on your impressions. A trip to Nepal offers even more than the opportunity to hike and trek some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. With ancient temples and sites of pilgrimage set in lush valleys and rugged mountains, this mysterious and deeply spiritual country […]
Traveling can be about so much more than simply taking a break, getting a little more sleep and lying on a beach. Though relaxing pastimes are important and worthwhile, a vacation can also provide the chance to change your routine, to do things and visit places that nourish and rejuvenate not only your body but your […]
Koyasan is historically regarded as one of the most sacred mountains in Japan and has long been an important hub for cultural and religious exchange. Although it may sometimes be translated as “Mount Koya,” this sacred site is not exactly a mountain but rather a mountaintop basin surrounded by eight low peaks, reminiscent of a […]
Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to witness the Thaipusam festival in full swing, at one of the world’s most revered Hindu shrines outside of India: the Batu Caves.
Situated about two hours north of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is a worthy full-day excursion away from the most famous Khmer temples of Angkor. This is one of the most historically significant places in Cambodia.
Our favorite wellness retreats include Ananda in the Himalayas, Shambahala Estate, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landa Giravaaru, Kamalaya, and Chiva Som. Here, we’ll tell you why we like them so much.