meditation

My Day of Silence With Leonard Cohen

It’s 1996, and I’m only one hour into an all-day meditation retreat at a Zen Buddhist temple in Los Angeles. My knees already ache, I’m…

The Best Way to Chill, According to the Woman Who Helps World Leaders Find Theirs

Whether they preferred a quick jaunt or a four-hour trek, some of the greatest minds in history — Einstein, Gandhi, Beethoven and Jesus to name just a…

Is Virtual Reality the Medium That Buddhism Has Been Waiting For?

Sitting under the Bodhi Tree, looking out over a pixelated plain, I heard the voice of Deepak Chopra. “What or who is having this experience right…

Self-Help Patrol: Floating

Float tanks, isolation chambers, womb-to-tomb wet boxes — whatever you want to call them, small, dark spaces where you can float in the nude are spreading across…