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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.
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Tag Archives: Mindfulness
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
WHEN MY daughter was very young, we were watching TV together. I don’t recall the program, but it wasn’t a cartoon, and at a certain point, one character hit another. It wasn’t slapstick; it was mild TV violence by my … 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
In the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (12 November 1942), a task force including the USS Barton engaged a much stronger Japanese force. The Barton launched four torpedoes before coming to a full stop to avoid collision with another ship. … Continue reading
Last week my children had two experiences that helped broaden their outlook. One close to home, the other on the far side of the world. Two Sundays ago we had dinner with our friends Bob and Mary and their kids. … Continue reading
I’ve hit the “reset” button on my 108 Gates Challenge. I awoke this morning to realize I’d only managed 40 minutes yesterday. Not that the previous 40 days were any easier. I started out doing three 20-minute sittings a day … Continue reading
Two of the things I resolved to do this year are to read a chapter each morning from Deng Ming-Dao’s 365 Tao and to accept the 108 Gates Challenge. Each chapter of 365 Tao contains a brief poem on a … Continue reading
This comes from my friends Rob and Marcie. And no Photoshop!