Day 252 – Happy 87th Birthday Grandpa. Rest In Peace.

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Zencast 249 – Introduction to Meditation – Class 1 I didn’t go to the Zen center today. I didn’t meditate. I wasn’t especially focused on being mindful. My head was in the clouds. I was thinking of ‘him’. Planning for what is to come around, only interrupted by what was happening in the present. I … Continue reading

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Day 227 – Right Intention, Selfish Action

Intention

Zencast 224 – Intention Human beings are not intrinsically selfish, which isolates us from others. We are essentially social animals who depend on others to meet our needs. We achieve happiness, prosperity and progress through social interaction. Therefore, having a kind and helpful attitude contributes to our own and others’ happiness. – The Dalai Lama … Continue reading

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Day 222 – Revising, Reviewing, Renewing

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Zencast 220 – Relating to Concerns Today I practiced dishes meditation. It’s an old favorite of mine, although in the past I used it to think. Now, I use it to be mindful of my thoughts. Where thinking is concerned, today’s thoughts are no different from the thoughts I had all the years before I … Continue reading

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Day 131 – Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Zencast 130 – Meditation Overview There are days when I glide through meditation as if sitting on a blissful cloud of clear and calm mind. (Well, at least that’s what I think I do!) There are days when I suffer through the hells of meditation as my mind burns with thoughts every which way. The subtle … Continue reading

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