The Zen Way of Live

What is Zen?

Sitting is the Way

ZenBegin Zazen Meditation

When I started to get interested in Zen it meant for me that ‘practicing Zen’ was reading about Zen. For a philosophy that is said not to be based upon words there is an enormous amount of texts to choose from. So the first problem is: what do you

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Life is Simple

ZenBegin Life Is Simple

On nice days (like today) I sincerely think that life is very simple: we only make it complicated. I think there is only one internal force that drives all human activity; it is the search for safety. This was developed during the evolution of all lifeforms and

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Everything is Change

ZenBegin Change

An important part of the Zen ‘state of mind’ is to be fully aware of the fact that nothing stays the same. From one point of view this is not so great: your new mp3 player will stop functioning, happy feelings will not last, people will leave

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First Step: Stop Complaining!

Think what you say

If you seriously start to think about improving the quality of your life you might wonder where to start. You’ve read some articles or perhaps even books about Zen and a lot of things don’t even seem to make sense. What does ‘the illusion of the self’

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Second step: Give Precedence!

ZenBegin Signs

If you look at them closely, all human interactions have an element of a fight for power. If it is greeting somebody (or not) when walking past, shaking hands at a meeting, or who goes first in traffic. Fight for Power These little fights serve only one

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