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Whereas religion describes a shared system of beliefs and participation in typically public worship, spirituality is personal, describing one’s inner path and the practices that enable a person to discover the essence of his or her being.

Matador publishes extensive content including personal essays and narratives on spirituality as well as interviews with spiritual leaders.

Matador’s Brave New Traveler channel has focused on “inner travel” or travel as an essentially spiritual act.

Slowly, I've come to realize that I too am a Quester.
Talking to Majmudar, I feel the ground of my mind moving with his.
Strangely inspiring and comforting, it makes the current state of the world feel natural.
Unlike the true Quaker, I do not wait in silence for God’s presence.
15 places to connect with the non-physical world.
What people are really wanting is an internal experience or transformation of sorts.
I couldn’t help but wonder if Alvarez had planned this in order to shatter my...
The hollowness I feel is more disappointment than hunger. God will break your heart.
"Her voice completely changed and her eyes rolled back into her head."
"It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials."
Ancient wisdom meets Western materialism in this insightful interview.
Whenever I travel, I reach for a tiny key that I discovered years ago.
It's safe to say that most people think of some monk in a blissed out state.
Have you ever asked yourself this three-word-question? Of course you have.
Change for me is necessary. But it can also be hard to let go.
I feel the rough wire against my skin. Old and new have no meaning.
A love letter to the most sacred space from Burning Man: Rites of Passage.
Hawkeye laid beside his casket during his funeral service.
You never know who and how anyone will be touched.
Closing my eyes, I inhaled deeply, allowing my belly to fill with air, then exhaled.
Robert Hirschfield befriends a wandering monk in India. Together they ponder loneliness.
Megan Wood turns to the tarot deck to provide some answers.
Robert Hirschfield gives his account of an unexpected interaction in India.
Jed Purses heads into the bush and learns about finding the quietness within.