Being Zen has ratings and 40 reviews. Graham said: A great book for applying Zen/Buddhist principles to everyday life.: For over three years I’ve bee. Ezra Bayda is a Zen teacher affiliated with the Ordinary Mind Zen School, having received formal dharma transmission from Charlotte Joko Beck. A student of. The paradox of Zen is that learning to just live in the present requires lots of hard work. In Being Zen, seasoned Zen teacher Ezra Bayda unpacks this paradox.

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And so those who do sitting meditation can rely on using three techniques over and over–there’s no getting around them Short, to the point. The first meditation book I ever read. The Power of Meditation. The message of this book can be summoned up in the following passage: Sep 21, Cyberpayanee rated it really liked it Shelves: This small book is a bible for beginers and advanced meditators alike.

Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life

Jul 26, Scott Sancetta rated it it was amazing. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. He just blasts right past that limitation. The goal of practice is not to shave off those conditioned responses, like barnacles off a ship–that’s impossible–but to become aware of them, so that they do not have so much power over us Beijg 06, Nikki rated it really liked it.


Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life by Ezra Bayda

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The more deeply we understand what it means to say Yes, the less we feel the need to push away fear when it arises. He talks about “loving-kindness,” which is another. Moving Beyond Negativity and Limiting Beliefs.

The third he calls, clunkily, “opening into the heart of experience,” which means imagining dense emotions into the chest and experiencing them, until such time it is possible to precisely break them down and label them. Ezra examines these emotions and teaches us how we can mindfully learn to transform them in a way that truly works.

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Quotes from Being Zen: Feb 28, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: The practice is to pause, allow ourselves to observe the thoughts racing through the mind, and then feel the physical sensations throughout the body. A helpful hint, read his three books in chronological order with this book first. But not analyze them–this mode of Zen is very much ezta thinking. Making Friends with Death.


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He breaks this into three parts, too: In this respect, it’s more of an excerpt in Psychology, from a Zen Teacher’s perspective. Making a Change for Beinng.

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Jun 03, Danny Martin rated it really liked it. Topics include how to cultivate:. We can use whatever life presents, Ezra Bayda teaches, to strengthen our spiritual practice—including the turmoil of daily life.