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Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall

5 Key Concepts for Zen Living

5 Key Con­cepts for Zen Liv­ing — I thought I’d write a “start here” arti­cle to help you get on board with some of our per­spec­tives. This arti­cle con­tains mul­ti­ple links to our site, and to oth­er BLOG arti­cles. Click around and enjoy!
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10 Quick Examples of Zen Living

Exam­ples of Zen Liv­ing — here’s how to sim­pli­fy your life and way of being 1. One thing at a time Mul­ti­task­ing is impos­si­ble. Watch your­self when you attempt it. What you are actu­al­ly doing is turn­ing your atten­tion from one thing to anoth­er, to anoth­er, rapid­ly. And, because chang­ing your focus takes ener­gy, noth­ing gets your full atten­tion. Exper­i­ment: watch your …

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Zen and Being Yourself

Syn­op­sis: zen and being your­self — real­i­ty is that which is right in front of us. Descrip­tions of real­i­ty are con­ve­nient fic­tions. Want to learn more about this top­ic? See: Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall As long as you are try­ing to under­stand real­i­ty or you your­self in phe­nom­e­nal terms it is not pos­si­ble. When …

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On Just Sitting

Just Sit­ting — a way of doing med­i­ta­tion that needs noth­ing. NO count­ing breaths, no mantras. Just sit­ting.  Want more help with things like deal­ing with stress, learn­ing to com­bat pain nat­u­ral­ly, med­i­ta­tion and Qi Gong? Check out our Book / Videos pack­et, Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty. It’s a pdf guide, and a group of online …

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Cling Static

We get cling sta­t­ic when­ev­er we find our­selves grasp­ing onto some­thing (or push­ing it away–in which case we’re cling­ing on to not hav­ing it.) Today’s top­ic is addressed more ful­ly in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. One of the ear­li­est teach­ings of the Bud­dha con­cerns the nature of life, and is often called the Four …

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Tools for Relating — Having the Best Relationship Ever

Tools for Relat­ing — it’s not enough to have some knowl­edge about rela­tion­ships… you need tools and tech­niques to excel at relat­ing. Here’s anoth­er sam­ple chap­ter from my rela­tion­ships book, The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever. Enjoy!  If you’re look­ing for a part­ner that “fits you,” you owe it to your­self to read my book. Find Your Per­fect Part­ner It’s avail­able …

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