The Longform Guide to Silence
Articles about meditation, solitude, and the quietest square inch in America.
The Incredible Buddha Boy
A legend is growing in Nepal, where people say a meditating boy hasn’t eaten or drunk in seven months. He barely moves, just sits under a tree, still as a stone. It’s impossible, some say. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Let’s find out.
Silence Like Scouring Sand
A trip to one of America’s quietest places with a man who has dedicated his life to keeping it that way.
The Unspeakable Odyssey of the Motionless Boy
Silent since a car accident nine years before, Erik Ramsey prepares to speak again.
Solitude and Leadership
A speech on the value of being alone with your thoughts, delivered to the plebe class at West Point.
Searching for Silence
John Cage’s art of noise.
The Quiet Hell of Extreme Meditation
A trip to India for total silence.
After Newtown Shooting, Mourning Parents Enter Into the Lonely Quiet
The Barden family today.