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This is Bill's blog about Zen, which is to say, everything. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children, and two very Zen cats.
- Interview with an agnostic Zen Buddhist wp.me/pF2lD-dR 2 days ago
- On Happiness wp.me/pF2lD-dO 2 weeks ago
- 22 Things Happy People Do Differently wp.me/pF2lD-dL 2 months ago
- RT @kmaezenmiller: All of our needs are already met. The struggle is accepting that we don't need what we don't have. 3 months ago
- Rebirth reconsidered wp.me/pF2lD-dx 3 months ago
Category Archives: Zen
A student friend of a friend was doing research for a comparative religion class, and I was asked if I would represent Zen Buddhism and answer some questions about my practice. I said I didn’t think I was a good … Continue reading
I found this on PositiveWay.me by way of Successify.net after a friend posted it to Facebook. Isn’t social media grand? It’s a great list. I would only add this: “Watch far less TV.” _________________________________________ By Chiara Fucarino There are two types … Continue reading
As if on schedule, my soon-to-be-seventeen-year-old daughter was having an existential crisis. “What’s the point of living?” she said. “We’re just going to die anyway. And we’re not going to remember any of it.” I was actually proud of her, … Continue reading
I’m a regular reader of CNN’s Belief Blog. More often than not, the blog’s contributors have refreshing takes on the role of faith in American life. They also don’t shy away from addressing the subject from the point of view … Continue reading
This year has become my “Year of Emerson.” I finished reading the excellent biography Emerson: The Mind on Fire by Robert Richardson. I’m currently reading the edited collection Nature and Other Writings. I regularly visit Kirk McElhearn’s blog Reading Ralph … Continue reading
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church-going. ~ Aldous Huxley This morning I left the house with my rakusu, but also with my backpack, my iPad, hiking boots and socks, a copy of Emerson’s Nature and … Continue reading
At the beginning of this year, I embarked on the 108 Gates challenge: To sit zazen for a cumulative total of one hour each day for 108 consecutive days as a way to deepen my Zen practice. I managed 40 … Continue reading
I’ve been a fan of TED lectures for years. Yesterday I came across this one by Thandie Newton. I found it quite moving, and at the end, I was struck by the idea that she may have just presented a … Continue reading