• The Cello

    The cello is a stringed musical instrument that is part of the violin family. It is played by sitting down with the instrument between the player's legs, with the body of the cello resting on the floor and the neck and scroll extending upwards. The cello is held against the player's chest and supported by a spike that extends from the bottom of the instrument.

  • Toronto

    The area that is now Toronto has been inhabited for thousands of years by Indigenous peoples, including the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. In the 17th century, French traders and explorers began to establish trading posts in the area, and in 1750, the British took control of the region. The city of Toronto was officially incorporated in 1834, and it grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th centuries to become a major economic and cultural hub.

  • Why I Meditate

    Meditation allows us to become more aware of our thoughts and feelings. By focusing on our breath and observing our mental state, we can begin to see our biases and prejudices more clearly. We can begin to understand why we have them and where they come from.

  • Yoga

    Yoga is a practice that originated in ancient India around 5000 years ago. It is a holistic practice that includes physical postures, breath control, meditation, and ethical principles. Yoga was originally intended to be a tool for spiritual and mental development, and was practiced primarily by ascetics and monks.

  • Open Source

    The Buddha might appreciate the idea of open source, as it embodies the principle of generosity and encourages sharing and collaboration without the constraints of ownership or profit. By freely sharing code and knowledge, individuals can work together to create something greater than what they could achieve alone, and can contribute to the greater good of society.

  • Vancouver

    The area that is now Vancouver has been inhabited for thousands of years by Indigenous peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. European settlement began in the late 19th century, and Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1886. It grew rapidly in the early 20th century, particularly after the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, which made Vancouver a major port for trade with Asia.

  • Photography

    Photography is much more than just capturing images of the world around us. It is the art of capturing photons, the particles of light that make up everything we see. Photography is a way of seeing the world and capturing moments in time that we may otherwise miss. In this post, we will explore the mindfulness of photography and how it can help us stay optimistic and appreciative of the beauty around us.

  • London

    London is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a population of over 8 million people. It is home to a wide range of cultures, religions, and languages, and has a thriving arts and music scene, as well as some of the world's best restaurants, museums, and galleries.

  • West Bengal

    West Bengal is a state located in eastern India and is home to the city of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta. The region has a rich history and cultural heritage that has been shaped by centuries of conquests, trade, and colonialism.

  • Shiatsu Therapy

    Shiatsu therapy is a traditional Japanese form of massage that has been used for centuries to promote healing and relaxation. The practice is rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which emphasizes the balance and flow of energy (known as "qi" or "chi") throughout the body.

  • Bicycle Mechanics

    Bicycle mechanics are the unsung heroes of the cycling world. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and functionality of bikes, which is crucial for the enjoyment and safety of cyclists. In this post, we will explore the world of bicycle mechanics and the vital role they play in the cycling community.

  • Shin Buddhism

    Shin Buddhism, also known as Pure Land Buddhism, is a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism that emphasizes the concept of “Other Power,” the idea that salvation comes not from one’s own efforts but from the grace of Amida Buddha. Shin Buddhism was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173–1262), a Japanese monk and scholar who studied under the influential Tendai monk Hōnen.

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan, is an ancient Chinese martial art that has become popular around the world for its health benefits and meditative qualities. Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation that originated in China in the 16th century, and it is believed to have been inspired by the movements of animals, such as the crane, snake, and tiger.

  • Aikido

    Aikido is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes using an attacker's own force against them, rather than directly opposing it. It was developed in the early 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba, who sought to create a martial art that was not solely focused on defeating an opponent, but also on cultivating a peaceful and harmonious society. Aikido techniques are based on circular movements, joint locks, throws, and pins.

  • Ottawa

    Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, located in the province of Ontario. It is home to many of the country's national institutions, including the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, and many government departments and agencies.

  • Statistical Bias

    Statistical bias occurs when there is a systematic deviation from the true value in a sample. In other words, bias occurs when the sample used to draw conclusions is not representative of the population it’s meant to represent. There are many types of statistical bias, including selection bias, measurement bias, and publication bias, to name a few.

  • Wing Chun

    Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originated in China's southern province of Guangdong. It was created in the 17th century by a woman named Ng Mui, who was a Shaolin nun. She combined her knowledge of martial arts with her observations of nature, specifically the movements of the crane and the snake, to create a highly effective fighting style.

  • The Psychology of Doubling Down on a Bad Decision

    The Echo Chamber Effect and the Dangers of Peer Pressure.