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Last Day of Giveaway

This is the last day of giveaway for the 2nd edition of my ebook The Three Things the Rest of Us Should Know about Zen Training. If you (or someone you know who might enjoy it) haven’t yet downloaded your free…

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Another Bonus Book

The title ‘Another Bonus Book’ means that I have, if you act before Saturday evening, another no-cost book for you to download. It’s The Three Things the Rest of Us Should Know about Zen Training (2nd ed).  It’s the second…

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Your Life Story

Your life story will end with decline and death. That’s not being morbid; it’s being truthful. It’s the same for me and everyone else. The relevant question is: “How should we respond?” We instinctively react with fear. We fear death….

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Expectancy

Living well is living without expectancy. This means living without psychological waiting, without thinking about (imagining, hoping for) a better future. In other words, living well is sometimes characterized as living without depending upon thought (“no-thought”). We often miss life…

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A Favor

I would appreciate it if you’d help me out by doing me a favor. It’s very quick and simple. My hope is that you’ll benefit from it also. 1. Click here. [If the link doesn’t work, please just go to the…

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Personal Transformation Series

I’m enthusiastic about a new series on personal transformation and revitalization – but don’t purchase anything! Instead, if you haven’t already, sign up for the RSS feed from this blog and you’ll automatically be notified when the books are available…

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Coping with Loss

It’s impossible to live well without learning about coping with loss. The ultimate purpose of such learning is healing, but, initially, that can seem impossible. This is an important topic for the simple reason that we all endure losses. The…

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Kinds of buddha

According to the Buddhist tradition, there several kinds of buddha. Surprised? As a child, the sage [saint] we today think of as the founder of Buddhism was named “Siddhartha,” which means “he whose purpose is accomplished.” His name was “Siddhartha…

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The Eightfold Path

According to the Buddha, following the Eightfold Path is following the way to liberation.  It’s the way [Sanskrit:  marga; Pali: magga] to replacing life’s three poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion with their opposites of nonattachment, loving kindness, and wisdom….

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Spiritual Intention

What are the kinds of spiritual intention that motivate practices such as meditation?  How should we think about them? The Buddhist tradition provides an interesting classification. The Indian scholar Atisa (982-1054) suggests a division of practitioners into three classes depending…

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