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Sitting Quietly With Zen

Sitting Quietly With Zen A new version of an older post. Find a quiet place to sit. This can be outside or in.  Take some gentle breaths to calm your mind. Don't look for meaning; just sit, just accept. Remember that from a withered tree, a flower blooms. Simple living is consolation. Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place. Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. Knock on the sky and listen to the sound. When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink; but when you try to sink, you float. Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble. Live your life. Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. The Heart Sutra - A musical rendition by Imee Ooi with words in Sanskrit Wendy Mason is a life

Learn the basics of Zen meditation in less than five minutes.

Learn the basics of Zen meditation in less than five minutes.  How to Meditate - Beginners Introduction to Zazen Clear, step-by-step  meditation instruction, as practiced at the Hazy Moon Zen Cente r of Los Angeles. This video teaches you how to meditate as taught in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. These meditation techniques, known as Zazen, have been passed down generation after generation from the Shakyamuni Buddha. Here is a transcript. Hazy Moon Zen Center: Meditation Instruction  "The Zazen I speak of is not learning meditation. It is the manifestation of ultimate reality." - Dogen  At the Hazy Moon, we practice classical meditation as taught by the Shakyamuni Buddha and his successors, passed down from India to China, to Japan, to America. The form is simple and enduring. To begin, you will need a quiet room, comfortable clothes, and a cushion. Choosing Your Position. Sit on the forward third of your cushion. The lower body will form a tripod -

Relax with Buddhist Meditation Music

Relax With Buddhist Meditation Music  Something to enjoy. Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at  and find out more at CV review and interview preparation a speciality