Martial arts, activism and art: For young people, spiritual journeys are venturing away from religion

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Spirituality: For young people, that now includes yoga, arts and more

When Jordan Booker, 22, found himself dealing with anxiety and overthinking, meditation proved a powerful salve. The activity offered the University of Houston junior spiritual benefits he hadn’t found while growing up in a Christian family.

Two years ago, Booker started a Monday meditation group on campus, eager to see whether the activity might be similarly helpful for others. Before long, dozens of other young people were joining him for weekly “Meditation Monday” sessions to reflect on their lives and find inner peace.

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