Celebrity Om-Meter: The Top 10 Moments in Meditation History

Trace transcendence in America from Thoreau to Russell Brand.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

1845
Henry David Thoreau retires to a cabin in the woods with a copy of the Hindu sacred text the Bhagavad Gita and later publishes Walden.
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Thoreau Credit: Everett. Walden Pond Credit: Getty.
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