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Zen Buddhism


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Sylvia Boorstein The Liberating Promise of Mindfulness with Sylvia Boorstein
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• adopt a beginner's mind that is open to new experiences
• give yourself completely to whatever you are doing in the present moment
• experience the balm of stillness and a calm mind through meditation
• explore how your mind works and discover your Buddha-nature
• enjoy the challenges of koans and teaching stories of the Zen masters
• let go of unhelpful things, ideas, and habits
• cultivate single-minded attention and avoid distractions
• cherish "not knowing" and acknowledge the mysteries of life
• accept the transitory nature and fragility of life
• be a peaceful presence in service to the world
• move beyond an "us" versus "them" dualism to an affirmation of oneness
• experience the beauty of the Zen arts of flower arrangement, the tea ceremony, haiku, calligraphy, and martial arts

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A Hugging Meditation Practice
When we hug, we know we are not separate.

A Meditation at Your Computer
Ten points of meditation on your keyboard.

Let It Go
Let go of what doesn't serve you.

A Friend in the Heart
Acknowledging you are your own best friend.

What Am I Adding
Investigate how speaking badly of others affects ourselves.

Circle of Acceptance
Four steps to help resolve inner conflict through acceptance.

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