Religion

I wrote a weekly religion column for the Boulder Daily Camera for five years. Boulder, Colorado  is home to Shambhala Buddhism, Renewal Judaism, the Buddhist-centered Naropa University, and many faith-based student groups at the University of Colorado. Spiritual life in this outdoorsy town is unlike anywhere else: One of Boulder's rabbis host Passover seders on hiking trails. A Buddhist who lived life as a hermit returned to Boulder to teach stressed-out corporate types about work/life balance. And a "spiritual, not religious" group found their new meeting place at a restaurant serving spiritual "potions" made with healing crystals. 

Megan Quinn: Sacred House finds new home — Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

More than a year after fostering a new community for people exploring diverse spiritual beliefs, Sacred House has found a new home. Sacred House isn't a church, and there is no strict set of beliefs or values. People are invited to come to the weekly Sunday Gathers to talk about and develop their own diverse spiritual paths and connect with others in a community setting. The idea is to think about and talk about the idea of "something larger."

More than adventurous

Stories about Rabbi Jamie Korngold often start on the ski slopes.Craig Crescas joined Korngold's monthly Jewish ski trip program to reflect on his faith while racing downhill at Copper Mountain. Rabbi Evon Yakar took part in a life-changing conversation about the nature of God while chatting with Korngold on a chairlift. Korngold even met her husband while skiing in Vail. "He was on the ski patrol, and I was a student rabbi. I was the only one who could keep up with him," she says.

Boulder Buddhist brings mindfulness to Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Just three years ago, Greg Burdulis was living a different life, one of near-silence and careful contemplation. In a simple bamboo hut in Burma, he focused on meditation and discipline in a peaceful rainforest. Now, back in Boulder after nine years in Asia, he did something totally different: started working for a 600-person ad agency whose big-name clients include Microsoft, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola.

Megan Quinn: 'God Loves Uganda' questions anti-gay evangelicals' role

In Uganda, being gay could mean life in prison — and a film screened at the Boulder International Film Festival argues U.S. evangelicals are part of the problem. The documentary "God Loves Uganda" explores the role of the American evangelical Christian movement in Uganda — particularly its influence on Uganda's controversial new law that sentences LGBT Ugandans to life in prison for "homosexual acts."
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