There’s an Ornate Hindu Temple in This Far-Flung Suburb

Come for the majestic architecture, stay for the vegetarian Indian snacks
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This Local Church Is a Landmark of the Chicano Rights Movement

Church of the Epiphany is competing for a grant that would preserve the historic building
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Noah Levine Blames the #MeToo Movement for the Demise of His Punk Rock Buddhism Empire

The disgraced Buddhist teacher considers himself a "rogue outlaw dharma rebel." Some of his former students have a different assessment

100 Square Miles of Los Angeles Are Surrounded by a Hidden Religious Wall

A team of dedicated caretakers ensures that it’s always intact

The Story Behind L.A.’s House of Intuition, Purveyor of All Things Occult

How two women left real estate and started a minichain of metaphysical stores
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Scientology Is Looking Abroad for New Stars and Vulnerable Recruits

Besides courting foreign celebs, the church has been showing up in the wake of natural disaster and other tragedies
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Crystals Might Be Good for Your Aura. But Buying Them Could Be Bad Karma

From human rights abuses to environmental destruction, crystal mining harms more than it heals
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Scientologist Joy Villa Turned the Grammys Into Another MAGA Fashion Show

The Scientologist and singer (we think?) is making people talk about her again

The Story of This Drug Rehab-Turned-Violent Cult Is Wild, Wild Country-Caliber Bizarre

From forced sterilization to attempted murder by rattlesnake bite, Synanon has a wild legacy