August, 2012

A different me

A different me

08.27.2012  |  Comments Off on A different me

When you first start meditating, you meet a barrage of mental formations - thoughts, feelings, memories, and just random junk. If you have some faith and don’t give up, the formations that felt ... Continue Reading »

Working with Zen forms

Working with Zen forms

08.18.2012  |  Comments Off on Working with Zen forms

In Zen we use the word “forms” referring to practice formalities – things we do together like bowing, posture, liturgy, or meal etiquette. We inherited these formalities from Japanese teachers who brought Zen ... Continue Reading »

Clouds and silver linings

Clouds and silver linings

08.07.2012  |  Comments Off on Clouds and silver linings

I read recently about a technique called “Re-framing.” Re-framing is deliberately changing how you think about your circumstances, how you perceive conditions, and feeling happier about them as a result. One common example ... Continue Reading »