Dorset designer sets Guinness World Record with world's largest hedge maze

 Adrian Fisher Design Ltd, based in Durweston, has created what is officially the world’s largest hedge maze in Ningbo, China. 

THE SHINING MAZE COMES TO UNIVERSAL HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2017

 Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando have become the premiere haunt attractions over the past several years. 


A Pilgrimage Through India's Spirituality

 Our journey through India begins with a six-hour train ride from New Delhi, then a four-hour car ride through the foothills of the Himalayas. 

Yoga and Christianity: a difference in spirituality

 

In 2016, over 36.7 million Americans practiced yoga, spending well over $16 billion dollars on yoga products such as mats and other accessories. But in the midst of this ever-popular form of exercise there have been some voiced concerns from the Catholic Church. 

Christianity is being driven out of the Middle East

 Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia. 

Christianity and Judaism: What's the Difference?

 Of all the world’s unique religions, Christianity and Judaism bear, perhaps, the most similarity.  

When is a Religion ‘Extremist’?

 In April, Russia’s Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist religious group. “It effectively means that holding their beliefs and manifesting them is tantamount to a criminal act in Russia.  

The Three Streams of Celtic Spirituality (and Three Lessons We Learn from it)

 Friends, I am in the process of writing a book about Celtic spirituality. This will be the first book on Celtic wisdom that I have written since becoming a Catholic in 2005. 


In our uncertain times, religion must lead by example

 I was listening to a radio chat about the bishops’ election message the other day, encouraging us to vote, when I heard something rather startling.  

Is Yoga in conflict with Christian spirituality?

 I have been closely associated with globally acclaimed Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar since 1968, a year after I was ordained a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Bombay. 

On Pain, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, Spirituality And Kung Fu

 It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I want to discuss how personal development through continuous efforts over months and years can improve mental health. No, I am not talking about psychotherapy, although everything I say here equally applies to psychotherapy. I am talking about Kung Fu. 


5 Puzzle Places for Brain Twisters and Logic Riddles

 There is nothing like a tough puzzle or a riddle. You’ll start off working on it intensely. Then you return to real life, while the unsolved puzzle sits there, taunting you. Even as you go about your everyday chores, it’s nagging you at the back of your mind. And then finally, something clicks, the light bulb goes off, and you emerge triumphant. It’s the best feeling in the world. 

LOGIC RIDDLES AND ANSWERS

 What is greater than God,
more evil than the devil,
the poor have it,
the rich need it,
and if you eat it, you'll die? 

Does Meditation Really Help With Depression And Anxiety?

 Case in point: A small study published earlier this year in the journal Psychiatry Research. Researchers randomized 70 adult participants with generalized anxiety disorder into two groups. One group received mindfulness-based stress reduction as a technique to cope. The other group, acting as the control, did not receive any sort of meditation training. 


New technology and old religion

The Oracle has spoken. His vision will soon become your personal gadget. In the latest F8 annual global developer conference last month, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his vision of new technologies. He wants to change our lives by changing the way we perceive, engage and experience the real world around us.