Meditation can be a healing, restorative process for many; yet like any journey, getting started can be challenging. And though meditation can take years (if not decades!) to perfect, anyone can begin with these simple, calming steps towards health of mind, body and spirit.

Moscow’s first Buddhist Temple to open its doors…

Moscow’s first Buddhist Temple

Moscow’s first Buddhist temple will soon welcome believers – its construction in the northeastern Otradnoye district is scheduled to begin this year. The 3,000-square meters facility will also host cultural and medical centers, a conference room and a soup kitchen.

‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says….

‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues

April 16 — KUALA LUMPUR: It’s just a few weeks ago, Malaysia issued an order prohibiting the use of word “Allah” by followers other than Islamic faith. It was widely discussed as a sign of moderate Malaysia becoming somewhat extreme with such myopic legislations. Now the “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves […]

Zen and the art of tech in the valley

Zen and the art of tech in the valley

From Steve Jobs to Marc Benioff, a few Silicon Valley tech chiefs have taken a Zen Buddhism approach to their daily lives and their businesses. And it’s not just billionaire CEOs. Yoga studios are springing up everywhere and trainers are in demand. Some tech companies are bringing Zen to them. Eighty-seven-year-old Zen Buddhist monk Thich […]

How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better

Japan Copied

If you’re looking for some of America’s best bourbon, denim and burgers, go to Japan, where designers are re-engineering American culture in loving detail.