buddhism

How a Former Cocaine Smuggler Became One of the Country’s Most Sought-After Voices in Prison Reform

In 1985, Fleet Maull was incarcerated for running a $24 million drug-smuggling ring. In the 35 years since, he’s brought mindfulness meditation to thousands.

The Church for Real-Life Jedi Knights

To self-proclaimed Jedi Master Daniel Jones, his faith is way more than a ‘Star Wars’ tribute — it's a lightsaber-swinging ideological fusion of the great Western and Eastern spiritual traditions

The Dark Secrets of Nepal’s Famous Buddha Boy

They called him a miracle. A divine presence. The young spiritual leader quickly rose to power — leaving a bizarre history of death and violence in his wake

How Star Wars Helped Launch a New Mindfulness Movement

Maxwell Darwin Perkins was a 20-year-old Cal State-Chico student when he decided to pick up meditation. He was frequently drinking to excess, and after some…