Hudson Valley Spiritually; Spirituality In Upstate New York's Unique Areas


Chronogram has featured numerous commentators on spiritual issues over the years, the most recent being Bethany Saltman, whose Flowers Fall column ended in January. In her monthly column, Saltman addresses issues of parenting, discussing her experiences with Zen and Buddhist methods and approaches.

There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Study Buddhism

At the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing in Cragsmoor, you can chart your own path
Located in picturesque Cragsmoor, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is a Buddhist center founded by incarnate lama Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche. Under Rinpoche's guidance, the center's programming provides five contemporary learning paths to help discover how to apply Buddhist teachings to your own day-to-day.


Shaman Spotlight: Adam Kane

A spotlight on Adam Kane, Chronogrammies winner in the Health and Wellness category.


TMI Project Essay: Nam MyoHo Renge Kyo

Kesai Riddick shares his upbringing with a white mother and no father. Although he struggled with not knowing his dad Buddhism helped him understand that it's better to know yourself.


Majestic Hudson Lifestyle Is Here to Help You Find Your Bliss

When you’re looking for items that are supposed to benefit your spiritual health: a healing crystal or totem, a special bracelet, yoga and meditation tools—you want to make sure you trust where it’s coming from—that everything from the materials to the impact on the artisans you’re supporting checks out. At Majestic Hudson Lifestyle thoughtful curation of handmade goods and blissful experiences from someone deeply connected to the space of mindfulness and makers is a priority.


Three India-Inspired Retreat Centers in the Hudson Valley

Three spiritual retreat destinations bring the traditions of India to the Hudson Valley.


2018 Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

Started by music industry veteran Bernie Walters and his yoga teacher wife Katherine Walters, Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival succeeds in gathering spiritually uplifting musicians and yoga teachers under one roof to share their gifts.


The 50th Anniversary of Auroville & Matagiri on 10/20

In honor of the 50th anniversary, two prominent Aurovillians will speak at Matagiri.



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July 19-Aug. 30, 12-2 p.m. — Dr. Manoj T. Abraham, President of the Dutchess County Medical Society, announced...
Walk Along Catskill Creek at Mawignack Preserve @

Walk Along Catskill Creek at Mawignack Preserve

Mon., June 22 and Mondays-Sundays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 — Walk the one-mile loop trail at the Mawignack Preserve and discover new...

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Our Spirituality section also includes First Person reflections on issues of the soul. First Person accounts include Bruce Schneider on how his work in a Brooklyn ER helped him understand the Sandy Hook shootings and Bill Vanaver’s conversations on how an experience of shock helped him liberate himself and those around him.


Our retreats category profiles a variety of spiritual opportunities and venues in the Hudson Valley, including the New York Land Conservancy’s Sacred Sites as well as meditation opportunities and events at venues like the Garrison Institute, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper.