Zen Ideas

Finding Your Flexibility

On Finding Your Flexibility

Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty — Some years ago, the Work­er’s Com­pen­sa­tion Board in Ontario invit­ed me to start work­ing with injured work­ers. Dar­bel­la and I taught them med­i­ta­tion, qi gong, and some yoga stretch­es. We thought we were going to take the project province wide, but then the gov­ern­ment shift­ed pri­or­i­ties, and stopped hir­ing out­side con­sul­tants. …

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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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Learn Meditation for Difficult Times

Learn Meditation–a skill and a prac­tice that we talk about a lot. It’s in my books, and a part of our life. 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 …

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The Power of Wise Intention

Wise Inten­tion is the bedrock of both ele­gant com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ground­ed liv­ing. This top­ic is addressed in two of my books, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall and The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever. I want to give a shout out to Lion’s Roar, and to the arti­cle How to Prac­tice Wise Inten­tion, writ­ten by Sylvia Boorstein. …

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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 Psst! Hey! ** Want more great writ­ing designed to …

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Zen Principles

Zen Prin­ci­ples to Help You Live Life Bet­ter This arti­cle was great­ly expand­ed upon in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall Psst! Hey! ** Want more great writ­ing designed to help YOU to shift your behav­iour? ** Want to learn how to find, build or deep­en your prin­ci­pal rela­tion­ship? ** Want to know …

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What, exactly, is up with love?

What, exact­ly, is up with love? With romance? And how, oh how, do we get love to “stay?”

The ques­tion itself comes from an essen­tial mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tion regard­ing the mean­ing and pur­pose of life.

Idea for Zen Living: 12 Presence Presents

When you’re a Zen Guy like me, you’re con­stant­ly think­ing about, (and try­ing to enact) being present. The Hol­i­day Sea­son is rife with “things” we can dis­tract our­selves with.

I decid­ed to send you a list of alter­na­tive ways of being, in the hopes that shift­ing gears might help you to deal with the hol­i­days more ele­gant­ly.

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