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Spirituality

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.

Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist, a "modern witch shop" per owner Dana Cooper, is newly open in New Paltz. They carry tools for healing and magic making, which can be divinations and spells or simply connecting with one's inner power––you get to choose. Inside you can find apothecary goods, herbal tinctures, altar candles, journals, tarot decks, and houseplants. Ritualist stocks products almost exclusively by small and independent brands and makers, and is committed to making every customer feel welcome, in part by offering products made by creators in the POC and LGBTQ+ communities. Sustainability is also top of mind for Ritualist, as is equity: they donate 10% of monthly revenue to an organization that uplifts marginalized communities.

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Ready for a Reset? Try This Sufi Breathing Exercise to Empower Your "New Normal"

Just like many other retreat centers across the country, the Abode of the Message, an interfaith spiritual center in New Lebanon is closed to the public. This month, the center's retreat guides share this elemental Sufi breathing practice that you can do from anywhere.

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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.

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Shaman Spotlight: Adam Kane

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

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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.

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Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12-1:30, 1-2:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8 — Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer,...

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First Person

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.

Retreats

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.