In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world. Iyer reflects about reasons why many people—with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats.

View the TED talk – “The Art of Stillness” here:

Growing trends like an “Internet Sabbath” – turning off online connections or ‘black-hole’ hotels – highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives.

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