An open-air platform for meditation is elevated above the treetops at Zenbo Seinei, a wooden retreat that Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed on Awaji Island in Japan. More
This simple concrete temple in a village near the Indian city of Pune is topped with a pyramidal roof and incorporates a channel that allows ceremonial holy water to flow out into its lush surroundings. More
Volcanic stone dust was used to build the walls of this Buddhist education and meditation centre, designed by Sameep Padora & Associates for a woodland clearing in rural India (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). More
Today is International Yoga Day, organised by the United Nations to promote worldwide cooperation and harmony through the popular physical, mental and spiritual practice.
To mark the occasion, we've rounded up some of the most serene meditation spaces we've featured on Dezeen – including a wooden room that cantilevers across a lake and the bamboo forest standing in the Venice Giardini. See more meditation spaces »
This wooden folly cantilevers across a garden lake to create a meditation room and children's play den for a family living in Hampshire, England (+ slideshow). More
A music recital room resembling a Japanese tea house hangs like a lantern in the garden of a residence northwest of Washington DC. More