The story is from the South Wales Argus..........................
MettaEngine a new web design and development company based on bridge Street, Newport, is run by a Buddhist team who carry out their daily work while following the Buddha’s five precepts.
The company, which was set up last year, was devised by the Triratna Buddhist organisation, an international fellowship of Buddhists, founded on the Right Livelihood five precepts of Buddhism - helping others, not lying, truthful speech, no intoxicants and no sexual misdemeanours.
Right Livelihood also includes helping others and generosity, while trying to prevent harmful effects on nature and natural resources.
The office includes a dedicated meditation room where staff are expected to spend their mornings and lunchtimes meditating.
Managing director William Elworthy said: "Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and develop a calmer and more equanimous disposition.
The Buddhists meditate for 20-40 minutes depending on how busy they are and the mediation room includes a small statue of a buddha, called a Rupa, and has incense and candles.
Graham Shimell, creative director, said: "The idea behind the business is that we want to run a business that is ethical and bring the spiritual life in to Buddhism."
Now, Mr Elworthy is keen for the Buddhists of Newport to see the business as a outreach post and will invites members of the community to take part in a six-week beginners course on Buddhism. The company also intended to give a percentage of its money to good causes.
So how about some Buddhist businesses for Newport, Isle of Wight?