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Left: Former Abbot Konrad Ryushin Marchaj in 2012. Photo by Dharma Communications, via Wikipedia.  The abbot of the Zen Mountain Monastery in the Mount Tremper has stepped down from his post as the leader of the popular Ulster County religious center... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm
In a curt decision issued on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the Maetreum of Cybele, a monastic branch of Paganism with a headquarters in the Catskills, is entitled to a religious property tax exemption from the Greene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
Oorah, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that runs summer camps for Jewish children in the Schoharie County towns of Jefferson and Gilboa, has won a major victory in a longstanding legal battle with the town of Jefferson over whether Oorah was entitled to an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 21, 2014 - 5:28 pm
Above: A goddess on an altar at the Maetreum of Cybele in 2010. Photo by Julia Reischel. The question of whether a tiny Pagan group's Palenville headquarters qualifies for a religious tax exemption will be heard by the highest court in New York State this... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 - 1:52 pm
The Maetreum of Cybele, a former inn in Palenville that is now the spiritual home of a Cybeline Pagan group. Photo by Julia Reischel. A group of Pagan adherents in Palenville won a major victory in a New York State appellate court last week, when a judge... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 - 9:48 am
Photo by Linda Law. Courtesy of the Center for Symbolic Studies. C’mon out and frolic ‘round the Maypole. The Center for Symbolic Studies's annual Beltane festival, taking place this year on Saturday, April 27, regularly draws a crowd of over 1,000 to... Read more


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