In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Zen Garden
    Impressions of Buddhism and the Need for Compassion

    I haven’t spoken much about Buddhism, and it seems that it’s taken a backseat on this blog. Nevertheless, it’s always on my mind. And daily I continue working on the practice of compassion in daily life, although certain world leaders make it very hard to be compassionate when they are not, and the sad irony is that they are in positions of power where they can greatly influence the masses.

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  • Vegan Diet is a Movement, Philosophy and Mindset

    For more on the Vegan Diet, check out: You Don’t Have to Go Cheese-less on a Vegan Diet. Vegan Diet is a Movement, Philosophy and Mindset Keep in mind, that whatever diet (or eating habits) you are practicing, whether you are a vegan or an omnivore, it’s important to

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  • Yoga
    Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind?

    Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind? Self inquiry is a bigger thing than we might expect. People practice Yoga and Meditation to improve their physical and mental well-being, respectively. But what if we’ve already reached that state-of-mind? How would we know? For Yogis, Samadhi is

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  • Solana Beach
    Zen and the Art of Perfection

    What is Zen? Well, za-zen is a practice aimed at achieving enlightenment. What is enlightment? Achieving Zen. To become enlightened with pure wisdom. To achieve Nirvana. What is Nirvana? “(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is

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  • Keep Thinking Positive Thoughts, It’s Good For Your Health

    Keep Thinking Positive Thoughts, It’s Good For Your Health No day of rest on this Sunday, as I’m sure most everyone else is not doing. It’s the weekend before Christmas weekend, and I see out there that it’s hectic and busy, and I’m trying as best as I can

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  • Solana Beach
    Giving In To External Stimuli

    I must confess that this past negative presidential campaign had caught me with my Zen guard down.

    And for one, I’m not all that political of a person if you know me in real life.

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