"Zen" Blogs & Blog Posts

Higher TruthHigher Truth

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

 
Healing PhilosophyHealing Philosophy

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

 
Planting WordsPlanting Words

My life as a gardener of words...

 
My Fair IsleMy Fair Isle

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

 


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  In Japanese commercial hatcheries when chicks are born, trained sex spotters divide them into males and females. This is known as chicken sexing. The divided groups are treated differently. The females are fed because they will produce eggs; a fe...

After a two-week sesshin, and in deep meditation, a Zen disciple is tapped on the shoulder by a monk so the disciple can visit his Zen master about his assigned koan. He arises in the silent zendo, padding past others in lotus position, and enters a...

We use apps every day but it's only those select few of these apps that truly become part of our lives. If you were to ask yourself "which apps can't I live without?", the results might surprise you, and the list may be shorter than you think.There a...

Watching Riusuke Fukahori paint this beautiful resin painting called Goldfish Salvation may be the most relaxing thing you do today. (more…)...

Akihiro Ito shared this lovely and relaxing video of Nendo's art piece called Jellyfish Vase, a collection of silicone forms in the shape of vases that are thin enough to sway in gentle water currents. (more…)...

Reading philosophical texts can be daunting- sometimes the terminology and words are dense and sometimes you have to re-read multiple times to understand what the writer means. But reading original sources can be highly enriching too. So when I came...

AMD has largely ceded the performance processor space to Intel in recent years. You typically get one of its chips inside a budget PC, not an all-out gaming rig. At last, though, you might have reason to get excited: AMD is launching Ryzen 7, a des...