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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Zen Fart

http://tao-meditation.blogspot.com/2015/09/zen-fart.html

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Free book for clicking "Nominate Me" button

All you have to do is click the blue "Nominate Me" button. If enough people click, they will all get a free copy of this book which has Zen wisdom just below the surface.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Zen For Business Samurai

During dokusan (private interview) at one of my retreats on this current trip through Europe, someone brought up the historical fact that samurai warriors used to use Zen practice as a way to hone their fighting skills.

(Click the title link to read the rest at HardCore Zen

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Zen gardens provide sense of calm to backyards

Zen gardens provide sense of calm to backyards

Zen gardens are not planned and maintained for the beauty of flowers, says Gordon Nesbitt, nursery manager at Laurel Oak Garden Center in Marlton. “You’ll use rocks, water, architectural elements like gates and lanterns and trees that are manicured,” he said.
“You’ll see more use of symbols than flowers, and trees that have a special message in Asian architecture. There may be a dogwood or a cherry tree, something flowering. It’s all about setting a tone,” Nesbitt said. “Everything is kept in check because the elements help to keep our thoughts simple and to the point.”

Six Zen Koans from Kanye West's GQ Interview

Six Zen Koans from Kanye West's GQ Interview

[discussing being chased by the paparazzi] "I don't have fangs. I'm a porcupine. I'm a blowfish. Like, I'm a—what's the fish that blows up?"

[discussing performing impromptu carpentry at his wedding] "Anyone knows that you cannot pick up tools yourself, because of—what are those rules about the workers?... Yeah, unions. You can't do that. It's illegal. That's false."

[discussing why he married Kim Kardashian] " Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur."

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Zen Koans Explained: "Reciting Sutras"

Zen Koans Explained: "Reciting Sutras"

A mildly humorous take on a zen koan.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Stuck! Oh, the Path of Zen

Anyway, the point is that the path of Zen goes from here to here and what we learn to do is be what we are – stay put, in other words.
Interesting post at Sweeping Zen

Friday, August 30, 2013

Patience

Patience

Ichi go, Ichi e

Ichi go, Ichi e

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Zen Quotes

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi This and more can be found here

Monday, June 11, 2012

6 Things I Learned about Myself through 100 Hours of Meditation | Travel Blog - Tripbase

1) My mind constantly chatters
Most of us don’t realize to what extent our minds are on constant overdrive. The mind produces thought after thought after thought, which we often think of as multitasking. However, it’s just monkey mind.

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