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10 w ago
Embedded Buddhist Shrines
Arch Studio Carved This Shrine Into a Grassy Berm
Certain schools of thought in Buddhism espouse the notion of ridding materiality from one’s existence, and the Buddhist shrine built by Arch Studio seems to be in line with this ethos. The...
35 w ago
Zen Office Interiors
This Office Space Was inspired by Japanese Architecture and Buddhist Values
This Zen office space was split into two distinct themes for its comfort areas – one inspired by a resort hotel and the other a garden. Designed for the job search company ‘Indeed’...
48 w ago
Recycled Volcanic Stone Buildings
The 'Buddhist Learning Center' is Built from Reused Materials
In Buddhism, material possessions are fleeting and inconsequential, so it makes sense that the new ‘Buddhist Learning Center,’ also known as ‘Jetvana,’ uses primarily...
49 w ago
Illuminated Buddha Chairs
The 'Sereno Armchair' Lets Consumers Relax in Buddha's Lap
While Buddhism preaches release from earthly possessions, even devotees might be interested in taking a sit on the Sereno Armchair. The glowing, polyethylene Buddha sculpture doubles as a...
64 w ago
Spiritual Question-Answering Robots
The 'Xian’er' Robotic Monk Answers Spiritual Questions
Created by the Longquan Buddhist Temple just outside of Beijing, China the ‘Xian’er’ robotic monk is designed to answer spiritual questions about life. Currently able to answer about...
70 w ago
Celebratory Tree-Planting Campaigns
This Country Celebrated a Royal Birth by Planting Trees
The South Asian country of Bhutan recently honored a royal birth with a celebratory tree-planting campaign that more than doubled the country’s previous record of planting 49,672 trees in a...
73 w ago
Industrial Chapel Architecture
Tsunyuji Temple's Modern Renovation Mirrors Tokyo's Urban Landscape
The Tsunyuji Temple is an industrial chapel that has undergone a recent and visually striking renovation. Located in a busy part of Tokyo, the spiritual structure embodies a less than traditional...
143 w ago
Controversial Religious Barbies
The Buenos Aires Exhibit is Cancelled Due to Death Threats
An exhibit featuring 33 one-of-a-kind religious Barbies has been cancelled due to death threats. Although this doesn’t come as too much of a shock considering how touchy a subject matter...
158 w ago
Flavorful Thai Posters
These Posters for Simply Asia Give a Vibrant Taste of Thailand
With messages that read “I like it hot,” “I like it fresh” and “I like it sweet,” these posters by Bittersuite raise awareness that you can get a taste of...
173 w ago
Hypnotic Spinning Sand Performances
Artist Michael Gardener Creates Mesmerizing Patterns with Hand
The work of Russian artist Michael Gardener is absolutely hypnotic. His latest performance video clocks in at just over15 minutes, but a person may not even notice the passage of time as they stare...
182 w ago
Colossal Religious Figure Sculptures
Two Giant Naked Buddhas Scale a Building in China
The religious figure associated with Buddhism can often be depicted in various ways, but the two giant naked Buddhas that are seen scaling the side of a building in Jinan, Shandong province, China,...
203 w ago
Stylized Religion Sweaters
This Limited Edition Printed Sweater Features a Hindu God
From printed sweaters to home decor, there is a current fad in Buddhism-inspired recreations. This particular sweater by New York-based company Cake similarly takes inspiration from religion-related...
216 w ago
Enlightenment with Compassion
Bob Thurman Talks Transcending Ideologies in His Buddhism Speech
The introduction to compassion is the first step towards achieving an inter-connectivity with peace, according to Bob Thurman in his Buddhism speech. Everything in a person’s life is...
231 w ago
98 Religiously Inspired Fashions
From Religious Fashion Couture to Austere Convent Editorials
While religion bodes a great influence among every and all societies worldwide, it is evermore interesting to see it crossing over into the realm of fashion as these religious fashion inspirations...
248 w ago
Spiritual Junk Food Art
My Body is a Temple Uses Mandalas Made Out of Unhealthy Comestibles
My Body is a Temple by Sylvain Dumas is a photographic series that takes teeth-decaying junk food and turns it into to spiritual Mandalas. These significant circles are associated with Tibetan...
271 w ago
Sophisticated Sustainable Furnishings
Boris ‘Enlightenment Series' Explores Religion
Recently at the world’s biggest design exhibition Boris unveiled their newest design collection ‘The Enlightenment Series’ by Boris. The ‘Enlightenment Series’ is compromised of four...
312 w ago
Cardboard Maze Exhibits
Michelangelo Pistoletto's Mirror of Judgment is Divinely Disorienting
The Mirror of Judgment solo exhibit is both disorienting and divine. The disorienting aspect comes from the fact that it is one big maze made out of swirling cardboard pieces. The divine aspect is due…
386 w ago
20 Buddhist Innovations
From Viral Dalai Lama Peace Initiatives to Buddhist Furniture
These Buddhist innovations are sure to rock the world of the Dalai Lama when he visits the White House. These Dalai Lama peace initiatives have inspired many and I wonder if the Dalai Lama knew how innovative…
457 w ago
10 Buddhavations to Honor the Dalai Lama
Buddhists all over the world are supporting the Dalai Lama, who has been hospitalized in New Delhi in the middle of a world tour to promote Buddhism. While these 10 articles below can’t accelerate the…
476 w ago
Modern Dogma Prevention
FM Ads Fight Celebritism, Trashism, Nip tuckism
Galaxy 92 FM wants you to know that it's all about the music. They ask you to stop modern dogmas that have become the religion of this generation. It's not about Hinduism or Buddhism anymore, now we have…
478 w ago
Animated Art as a PSA
'Burma Viral' for Myanmar
I have never seen a more moving animation than this PSA entitled â€œBurma Viral,â€ from the beautiful imagery and soul-touching music to the potent message. The 90 second clip was created by Shilo for…
500 w ago
Monks on the Catwalk
A Fashion Show To Win Back Buddhist Believers
As fashion fast conquers the world, even the most religious members of society are utilizing it to spread faith. In an effort to spread Buddhism among youth, as well as win back believers, Japanese monks…
558 w ago
World's Most Dangerous Tourist Route
We've already heard about adventure tourism, which typically involves a mountain bike ride, white water raft action, or another adrenaline based sport. However, danger tourism takes your adventure to…
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