Category: spiritual well-being

Ideas related to flourishing spiritually.

Unconditional Surrender
202 1 28 Jul 2019
Unconditional surrender to the form of what-is in the present moment is…
Living in Sin
394 3 25 May 2019
My best friend Humpty, the other members of The Group, and I…
Hakuin’s Chant
382 1 21 Apr 2018
Hakuin's chant distills zen to its essence. [caption id="attachment_4978" align="alignright" width="346"] Light…
Man and 2 Tigers story
305 2 15 Feb 2018
This version of the Buddha's well-known story, which has been retold by Tolstoy…
Ikkyu and the True Path
287 2 11 Feb 2018
This brief story about Ikkyu and the true path is from Paul…
Abandoning Words
284 0 10 Feb 2018
Zhangjing Huaiyun (756-815) gave this brief talk on the essence of Zen.  It's…
Five Hindrances
299 2 08 Feb 2018
According to the Buddha, there are five hindrances to living well that…
Mingshao Died
246 0 07 Feb 2018
This story of how Mingshao died is from Andrew Ferguson, ed., Zen's Chinese Heritage (Boston: …
Nasruddin and the Lost Key
368 2 07 Feb 2018
Here's another brief, enjoyable, and all-too-human story about Mullah Nasruddin, the Sufi…
Ryokan and the Thief
274 2 05 Feb 2018
This story comes from Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki, eds., Zen Flesh, Zen…