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Zen 101  —  Essential Zen Lessons

This entry is part 1 of 2 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.”
essential zen lessons

Learning to be Ordinary

Learn­ing to be Ordi­nary  —  being ordi­nary is not bor­ing. It’s using our selves ful­ly, with­out com­par­i­son to oth­ers. It’s being present and con­tent, with­out com­par­i­son.  This top­ic is described in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. You can read more about it here So, have you ever heard of “Place­hold­er The­o­ry”? As …

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