The concept for Zen Things and our products grew from a passion for eastern and western teachings about personal growth, peak experiences, mindfulness, human motivation, and zen principles. 


The practice of mindfulness has origins in Hinduism and Buddhism, and has become a widely utilized therapeutic technique within the mental health profession for treating conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, addiction, OCD, and trauma.


While mindfulness meditation is powerful for managing stress and psychological conditions, its purpose in eastern spirituality was quite different. From its early beginnings in the Hindu Vedic traditions of India, the intention of meditation was to gain wisdom and insight, rather than for relaxation or stress relief.