Meditating on the Media

The media is the most powerful entity on earth,” said the American black militant leader Malcolm X, popular in the 1960s. For, in his own words, “They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control...

Science Meets the Arts

Hardly? Impossible? Not in Bali. Here, science and the arts are not poles apart. Here, science and the arts are not opposed to each other. On this beautiful isle of gods, the two not only meet, but also complement each other. This is the inner significance of...

Celebrating Silence

We normally associate celebrations with noise, loud music, singing, partying and of course crowds of people. Not so with the Balinese; not always. Here, on this isle of gods, silence and solitude are celebrated too. Indeed, the most important celebration here is that...

Living Meditatively

There is very famous Zen anecdote of a disciple asking his master, “Master, Master, what were you doing before your enlightenment?” And, the Master answered, “I was tending my garden.” “And,” the disciple asked again, “what did you do after your enlightenment?” “Don’t...