My Rocky Spiritual Journey

You don't have to be a big believer to find something interesting to read here. You'll find excerpts from the spiritual journeys of people I've met on the religion beat as well as my thoughts on the Big Questions -- and updates on my prize-winning book, "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith."

Buddhist Writing — Wisdom or Chicken Shit?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfield are two of my favorite Buddhist writers. I learn a lot from them about how to lead my … [Read more...]

Buddhist Teacher Jack Kornfield on Sex, Drugs and Enlightenment

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to know more about the sex lives of Buddhist teachers in America?  The drinkers?  The womanizers? Are you considering … [Read more...]

To Finish My Book I Need a Muslim Woman With a Story to Tell

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My book is pretty much done. But I still need to find myself a few more people to interview. A nice, talkative Muslim woman … [Read more...]

Why Meditate — When I Could Be Sweeping the Garage?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’ve tried meditating a few times – a very few times. I’m well read on the subject, however. Indeed, I’ve spent way more … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: What Ever Happened to God?

Wondering what happened to God -- and the category GodsBigBlog? The category is now called My Rocky Spiritual Journey. It will feature stories about … [Read more...]