"Zen" Blogs & Blog Posts

Higher TruthHigher Truth

Looking into the nature of truth; both relative & absolute and the psyc...

 
My Fair IsleMy Fair Isle

A blog about art, knitting, spinning, raising children, Zen Buddhism, progr...

 
Healing PhilosophyHealing Philosophy

Empowering insight from Eastern and Western philosophy. Harness your inner ...

 
Planting WordsPlanting Words

My life as a gardener of words...

 


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Glass Canvas Aquascape sculpts plants, wood, and stones into a stunning planted aquarium in this beautiful timelapse video. Your moment of zen for the day! (more…)...

I'm on the subway, my head tilted downward to face my phone. I blink five times, I put my hand on my tummy to "feel" my breathing. To casual onlookers, I look suspicious as hell (or about to cry), but I'm meditating -- so please lea...

Starting the day at the breakfast table with remnants of my birthday flowers helps. Practicing mindfulness seems to be a big business. Some believe you have to do meditation. ARG! meditation. NO THANKS!   How to Meditate at Any Time without...

There was only one time I wanted to cry after yoga. It wasn’t because I hurt myself, it was because I couldn’t do a headstand. I was at a yoga studio here in Los Angeles (it shall remain nameless), and we all were sent to the wall to do headstand...

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles , to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often puzzling and may seem nonsensical, but ponder them yourself and you might emerge wiser and more self-...

In the last six days, I’ve gotten dumped by a good friend and had a major spiritual breakthrough.Read more...

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with a special lacquer containing expensive gold. The video above by The School of Life reminds us to apply the Zen philosophy behind this art to our view of ourselves and others.Read more...