THE REASON WE LOVE RUSSELL SIMMONS IS THE DEPTH HE POSSESSES, ONE OF THE CREATORS OF HIP HOP MUSIC WAS JUST ONE THING, HE IS A HUGE ADVOCATE OF ANIMAL RIGHTS AND VEGETARIANISM, HE MEDITATES, PRACTICES YOGA AND MOST OF ALL I LIKE HIS PRESENCE, HE HAS A CALMNESS THAT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN, YOU WORK FOR IT. HE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HARD WORK CREATES GOOD THINGS.
In January 2011 he stated in an interview that he is not a Buddhist as previously reported, but is a non-religious practitioner of Yoga, where he prays to the Ātman, or the self. Simmons practices a method of Yoga known as Jivamukti Yoga, which encourages vegetarianism and social and environmental activism.
Simmons is a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, which was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice TM can do so.