Zen 101  —  Essential Zen Lessons

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Zen 101
Essen­tial Zen Lessons  —  Com­ing into pres­ence is the key focus of Zen, and is accom­plished in Zazen and “sim­ply notic­ing. Here we begin to explore the foun­da­tions of build­ing an “atten­tive­ness practice.”
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Real Relating  —  Finding YourSELF

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Real Relat­ing
Real Relat­ing  —  Find­ing Your­SELF  —  Most peo­ple enter rela­tion­ships either for what the oth­er per­son will (end­less­ly) give them, or to ‘help.’ Nei­ther approach works. Just a note: I’m pulling quotes from Pas­sion­ate Mar­riage, by David Schnarch. Rela­tion­ships are fun­ny things. Or, at least the rea­sons peo­ple enter them seem fun­ny. Our opin­ion is that …

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Passion, Ego and Charge

Pas­sion, Ego, and Charge  —  Because we are con­di­tioned, we view most things through the lens of our cul­ture  —  this is the job of the ego  —  to help us conform.

Fearless Exploration of the Void

Syn­op­sis: Only through fear­less explo­ration of the void can we come to terms with and work with the mon­sters of our own cre­ation I received an inter­est­ing com­ment from my friend Karen: I think some­times peo­ple get jazzed by mul­ti task­ing or get warm fuzzies from accom­plish­ing lots of “stuff”. Do you think people’s “Busy­ness” …

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Examining Your Premise

Exam­in­ing Your Premise  —  your beliefs under­lie every­thing you think and do  —  and most remain unex­plored and unex­am­ined. Let’s look at how this hap­pens, and pro­pose a cou­ple of ideas for look­ing inside
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