Happiness Through Abstinence: How Thor Gonen and Itamar Bashan Found Enlightenment in Tel Aviv

Though they founded a Buddhist center in Israel's metropolis, there is nothing remotely New Agey about Gonen and Bashan. They talk about the long and bumpy road they’ve traveled to bring them to their present state of contentment.

A living silence. That’s the feeling that emerges from what looks like a normal apartment, located on a street like any other in one of Tel Aviv’s many neighborhoods.