Quite often when I meditate or when I lead guided meditation, the emphasis is on finding a sense of release from the physical tension in the body that makes for an uncomfortable sitting or the mental agitation that keeps stirring up emotional reactions.
However, relaxation of body and mind is not the primary or only [...]
There is a Zen story that goes like this (according to Zen Teacher Philip Kapleau in The Three Pillars of Zen):
One day a man of the people said to the Zen master Ikkyu: “Master, will you please write for me some maxims of the highest wisdom?” Ikkyu immediately took his brush and wrote the [...]
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