When walking becomes a sacred act

The practice of mindful walking, saysThich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home. Read on and learn how to. Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose …

Zen in everyday life

Tu Huang tells us: I seem to keep a lot of things on my mind. Thinking about work and worrying about my job security, wondering about my relationship with family and friends, trying to figure out where to invest my money, having to buy a new set of tires for the car, engrossed in the war on terrorism, seeing that …

Beyond meditation there’s zazen

Is zazen simply one more form of meditation? Most people might conclude it is but some Zen masters disagree. They argue that zazen, done regularly, has powers beyond that of meditation. Zazen can (a) increase your powers of concentration, (b) provide a platform for experiencing satori (or profound truth) and (c) enable us to use these states in our daily …