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    • Conscious Party
    • Conscious Party

      A Vermont couple brings music and yoga together
      As a teenager, Ben Lanza had a knack for throwing parties. Not the Hey, my parents are away, let’s get a keg sort of…
    • What Would Jesus Broadcast?
    • What Would Jesus Broadcast?

      A Christian radio network spreads its message in Vermont, one frequency at a time
      Vermont might seem an unlikely place to find a thriving Christian radio chain. For starters, the Green Mountain State memorably tied New Hampshire for…
    • Sacred Site
    • Sacred Site

      At All Souls Interfaith Gathering, the faith is inclusive and the views are divine
      On a recent sunny day, the view of Lake Champlain from the top of Bostwick Farm Road, next to the Shelburne Museum, is typically spectacular.…
    • Going to the Mountain
    • Going to the Mountain

      What attracts so many spiritual seekers to the tiny town of Lincoln?
      Lincoln, Vt., is a slender spur that pokes into the northernmost section of the Green Mountain National Forest, southeast of Bristol and just over…
    • Dream Weavers
    • Dream Weavers

      At North of Eden retreat center, participants reenact, and interpret, the stories of sleep
      Sue Scavo is acting out her dream before a room full of people. In the dream, she’s standing at the bottom of a hill,…
    • Things That Go Bump in the Castle
    • Things That Go Bump in the Castle

      Looking for paranormal activity at a Vermont landmark
      “It must be hard living here,” the ghost investigator says to the darkness. “So much space. So many windows.” She’s silent for a few…
    • Might v. Site
    • Might v. Site

      Will a new Vermont law protect a Williston couple from a powerful religious sect?
      Every morning, Tim Twinam fires up the computers in the corner of his log cabin in Williston and searches for lost souls. From a…
    • Nature and Nurture
    • Nature and Nurture

      At Plymouth's Farm and Wilderness summer camps, it's all about simplicity and stewardship
      Back in 2002, author Frank McCourt offered an audience in New York City his philosophy on raising well-adjusted kids: “Give children nothing,” he said, “because…
    • Peace Pals
    • Peace Pals

      Vermont summer camp plants the seeds for Middle East peace through interfaith education
      Tamer loves “his family and Jesus” but not “heights and cockroaches.” He likes “flowers, sharks and whales.” Samar says she’s happy on holidays and…
    • Dogged Pursuits
    • Dogged Pursuits

      A homeless Vermonter pens an autobiography to fund a Buddhist temple in Asia
      Doug Rose has logged more than a quarter-million miles on America’s highways, yet he’s never driven a car. The Brooklyn native has worked countless…
    • Branching Out
    • Branching Out

      A Bristol nonprofit talks to the trees
      Many Vermonters are aware that their physical environment is out of whack. Lake Champlain, for instance, is freezing much less frequently than it used to,…
    • Peace Warrior

      Talk preview: Elie Wiesel
      In awarding Elie Wiesel the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee described him as a "messenger to mankind." Wiesel, 78, will bring his…
    • Soul Benefactors

      Many paths lead to a Benson retreat center
      Sister Claire Boissy radiates such a warm, healing aura that just sitting in her presence seems to lift the weight of the world from your…
    • Born Again to Be Wild

      On the road with Motorcyclists for Jesus
      The sight of motorcyclists in black leather traversing Vermont is common this time of year. Many of us imagine them as rebels, mavericks, members of…
    • Kid Karma

      A parent-child conversation about raising a family in a Buddhist monastery
      Am I Buddhist? When people ask me about my religion, I say that I have a Buddhist background. It's a bit of a cop-out. I…
    • Just Druid It

      Channeling the Earth spirit on the Burlington waterfront
      Sage words carry on the breeze at the Burlington waterfront, near several massive oil tanks about a hundred yards up the bike path from Oakledge…
    • Rock Jock

      Moving megaliths in West Chazy, N.Y.
      Two large pieces of Barre Gray Granite are standing in Rob Roy's front yard in West Chazy, New York. You can't resist running your hand…
    • Trial by Fire

      A sole-searching stroll sparks burning questions
      It's a Saturday evening and I'm standing barefoot in a Franklin County field with a dozen other unshod women and men. It's dark, and we're…

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