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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 1 week ago
- On Happiness wp.me/pF2lD-dO 3 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
Tag Archives: Tao
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
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
I was afraid of bees when I was younger. Part of that fear, I’m sure, was fueled by my father’s story about chopping up an old wooden table out in the country and finding there was a hive underneath. The … Continue reading
In our backyard, a small Buddha statue and a paving stone with the word “imagine” carved into it sit beneath a gnarly crab apple tree. Of the three, the tree is my favorite. It is the kind of tree Chuang … Continue reading
I read to our kids every night when they were very young, and listened to them read aloud as they were learning their words. But as they became more accomplished in their reading, we all became more private readers. Sometimes … 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
I discovered Zen about the same time I became a parent. So I sought out Zen- and Taoist-themed books as my children grew. Some to guide my wife and I, and some to delight the children with vibrant pictures and … Continue reading