the three simple practices can eliminate suffering and lead to awakening

“Just as a map isn’t the same as the journey it illuminates, neither is meditation, mindfulness, or compassionate kindness the same as enlightenment.” -Baz Meditation alone cannot eliminate suffering. Neither can the practice of mindfulness, or the active practice of enacting compassionate-kindness. But when practiced together, they can. I know this sounds far-fetched and you’re… Continue reading the three simple practices can eliminate suffering and lead to awakening

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8 ways not to think about meditation

In Zen, meditation is about sitting, standing, or walking in total awareness.  Roshi Steve Hagen, Lead teacher at the Dharma Field Zen Center in Minneapolis, MN, and author of the best book on meditation I’ve ever read, Meditation Now or Never, puts it this way: “Meditation, and it’s Japanese translation ‘Zen,’  is the practice of awareness,… Continue reading 8 ways not to think about meditation

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