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ZEN – eine Praxis für unsere Zeit

Viele Menschen suchen heutzutage nach einem Weg, um in ihrem Leben Sinn und inneren Frieden zu finden. In der jahrtausendalten Zen-Meditation kann man diesen Weg gehen. Er steht allen Menschen, unabhängig von ihrer Weltanschauung, offen. http://www.meditation-zen.org/de/kloster

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Am Sonntag, 21.7.2019 (8:30 - 13:00 Uhr) findet in unserem Dojo unter Leitung von Zen-Mönch Peter Hollerith eine Zen-Matinée statt. Es gibt mehrere Zazen und einen Vortrag. Eine gute Gelegenheit, die Praxis zu intensivieren und neue Einsichten zu gewinnen. Meldet Euch an, es gibt noch freie Plätze, Anmeldung bitte per Email an info@zendojo-karlsruhe.de. Weitere infos unter www.zendojo-karlsruhe.de

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Innere Ruhe finden

ist ein Wunsch, == den wir heutigen Menschen uns selbst ganz bewusst erfüllen müssen. Ein möglicher Weg dazu ist die Meditation. Meditation im Stile des ZEN setzt nicht das Erlernen komplizierter Techniken voraus, sondern macht den Alltag selbst zur Übung, um dort innere und äußere Präsenz und Wachsamkeit zu lernen. Das Wochenende umfasst Meditation, achtsame Körperübungen und Hintergrundinformationen.


doesn’t just mean not talking. Most of the noise we experience is the busy chatter inside our own head. - Thich Nhat Hanh, in ”Silence".


Silence is habitually overlooked—after all, throughout our lives, it has to compete with the cacophony of the outside world and our near-constant interior dialogue that judges, analyzes, compares, and questions. But, if we can get past this barrage, there lies a quiet place that’s well worth discovering.

The Lost Art of Silence encourages us to embrace this pursuit and allow the warm light of silence to glow. Invoking the wisdom of many of the greatest writers, thinkers, contemplatives, historians, musicians, and artists, Sarah Anderson reveals the sublime nature of quiet that’s all too often undervalued. Throughout, she shares her own penetrating insights into the potential for silence to transform us. This celebration of silence invites us to widen our perspective and shows its power to inspire the human spirit in spite of the distracting noise of contemporary life.

SARAH ANDERSON founded the Travel Bookshop in London in 1979, the shop later featured in the film Notting Hill. She studied Chinese at the London University college of SOAS, and at Heythrop, where she earned an MA in the psychology of religion. She has taught travel writing at City University, writes regular travel pieces, reviews books, and gives talks worldwide. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout London, and she is the author of the book Heaven’s Face Thinly Veiled.

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ZEN - and the art of searching == - - OS5 - Aikido ... == 1203 - Deutscher Comic Guide - Datenbank - 80.000 Datensätze

Die Waage der Baleks. H. Böll *21.12.19xx

Comics in Bibliotheken ... VDB-Fortbildung http://www.comicgesellschaft.de/comic-fobi/

Zen-Guide Deutschland http://www.zen-guide.de

Kosan Ryumon Ji

Der Tempelkalender 2020 ist online! http://www.meditation-zen.org/de/kalender-preise-kloster Der Tempel Kosan Ryumon Ji, der im April 1999 von Praktizierenden aus dem Elsass und dem nahen Südwestdeutschland gegründet wurde, befindet sich im Naturpark Nordvogesen, ca. 50 km entfernt von Straßburg in Frankreich. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TempleRyumonJi/about/?ref=page_internal


zazen-die-5-hindernisse ... sleep mental agitation anger doubt ... https://zendojostuttgart.de/2020/06/07/zazen-die-5-hindernisse ... 080720

Walk With Me can now be downloaded == or rented directly to your preferred device. (Subtitle options in Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch and English) The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation will receive a share of all profits received. We hope you enjoy the movie! www.walkwithmefilm.com/download

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Wenn die Achtsamkeit === etwas Schönes berührt, == offenbart sie dessen Schönheit. Wenn sie etwas Schmerzvolles berührt, wandelt sie es um und heilt es.

Thich Nhat Hanh: Das Glück einen Baum zu umarmen, S. 42

"Together, we can make an effort to go home to the here and the now to realize it is wonderful to be present. Each moment of our daily life can be a wonder. Each morning we are given one day, twenty-four hours to live. Waking up in the morning, we should be able to receive that gift with all our heart. Waking up this morning, I smile. I know that twenty-four brand new hours are given to me as a gift. And I vow to live each minute deeply, touching the wonders of life and learning how to look at people with the eyes of compassion. One day is a big gift, a new opportunity. We are given one day this morning, and maybe if we are lucky, tomorrow we will be given another day. We have to learn how to enjoy each day deeply, and that is our practice. Because if you are not well in your body, there is no way you can help another person to be well in his or her body."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, "Freedom Is Our Practice".

"Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

To bring about real change, our efforts must be collective and harmonious, based on love and respect for ourselves and each other, our ancestors and future generations. If anger at injustice is what we use as the source of our energy, we may do something harmful, something we will later regret. According to Buddhism, compassion is the only source of energy that is useful and safe. That is why love must always go together with understanding. Understanding and insight show us how to act. - Thich Nhat Hanh

When we know how to begin anew we get a lot more energy, joy and aspiration that can help us transform what is negative in us, and help us have more joy, more capacity to transform the situation around us. To be born is a form of beginning anew. And that is why we should be able to be born as a new being at every moment of our lives. There are people who may say, "I am too old to begin again." That is because they have not seen the true nature of life, of the practice of Beginning Anew. We can practice Beginning Anew at any moment of our lives.

Thich Nhat Hanh 'Beginning Anew' dharma talk

mein-erstes-jahr-in-der-dharma-sangha im ZBZS https://www.dharma-sangha.de/neuigkeit/mein-erstes-jahr-in-der-dharma-sangha sehr schöner artikel 100321 via site

Das wahre Wunder besteht nicht darin

>> auf dem Wasser zu wandeln >> sondern auf der Erde zu gehen >> Thich Nhat Hanh >>

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Effortlessness is the key to success. == Don’t fight. Don’t try hard. Just allow yourself to sit. This relaxing way of sitting is also resting. Allow your body to rest.

- Thich Nhat Hanh, in "Breathe, You Are Alive: The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing".

"These days, in our materialistic culture, many people are led to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness. Consequently, when they don’t have enough of it they feel let down. Therefore, it is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves, and that it is related to nurturing our natural inner values."

~ H.H. the Dalai Lama, XIV

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www.lionsroar.com a-conversation-with-the-buddhist-chef ... food20=== https://www.lionsroar.com/a-conversation-with-the-buddhist-chef/

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"In Buddhist psychology, ego is seen as a kind of filter network through which energy is constantly being channeled and manipulated rather than being able to flow freely in unrestricted space. It is not a solid entity but a moment-to-moment process of birth, evolution, and death. Psychologically, the background from which ego arises is a basic feeling of spaciousness which contains energy and is not limited by any boundaries."

-Chögyam Trungpa


"When you get to coherent quantum systems, they don't have a Newtonian limit at all. Matter is “incoherent” when all its waves have a different wavelength, implying a different momentum. On the other hand, if you take a pure quantum system—the electrons in a superconducting magnet, or the atoms in a laser—they are all in phase with one another, and they demonstrate the wave nature of matter on a large scale. A coherent system is not more real, but it is much more pure and fundamental."

-Carver Mead

Tao te ching

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.” ―from TAO TE CHING by Lao Tzu

Written during the golden age of Chinese philosophy, and composed partly in prose and partly in verse, the Tao Te Ching is surely the most terse and economical of the world’s great religious texts. In a series of short, profound chapters it elucidates the idea of the Tao, or the Way–an idea that in its ethical, practical, and spiritual dimensions has become essential to the life of China’s enormously powerful civilization. In the process of this elucidation, Lao-tzu both clarifies and deepens those central religious mysteries around which our life on earth revolves. Translation of the Ma Wang Tui Manuscripts by D. C. Lau. READ more here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com ... 260217 via fb

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people, They fail to honor you. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, 'We did this ourselves'." —from TAO TE CHING (4th century BCE) by Lao Tzu

Written during the golden age of Chinese philosophy, and composed partly in prose and partly in verse, the Tao Te Ching is surely the most terse and economical of the world’s great religious texts. In a series of short, profound chapters it elucidates the idea of the Tao, or the Way–an idea that in its ethical, practical, and spiritual dimensions has become essential to the life of China’s enormously powerful civilization. In the process of this elucidation, Lao-tzu both clarifies and deepens those central religious mysteries around which our life on earth revolves. Translation of the Ma Wang Tui Manuscripts by D. C. Lau. READ an excerpt here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com ... 141217 via fb

Tao te ching ==

Tao te ching - No. 48 - de

Wer das Lernen übt, vermehrt täglich. Wer den SINN übt, vermindert täglich. Er vermindert und vermindert, bis er schließlich ankommt beim Nichtsmachen. Beim Nichtsmachen bleibt nichts ungemacht. Das Reich erlangen kann man nur, wenn man immer frei bleibt von Geschäftigkeit. Die Vielbeschäftigten sind nicht geschickt, das Reich zu erlangen.“

Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm http://www.iging.com/laotse/LaotseD.htm

Tao Te Ching - No. 48 - en

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.
Less and less is done
Until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.
-- Lao Tzu


Tao te cxing 48 in esperanto===

Ili, kiuj studas, pligrandiĝas ĉiutage. Ili, kiuj aŭdas pri la Tao, malpligrandiĝas ĉiutage. Ili malpligrandiĝas kaj malpligrandiĝas ĝis ili atingas la momenton kiam ili ne agas. Ili faras nenion kaj tamen nenio ekzistas kio ne estas farata. Se iu volas havi la forton por regi la mondon, li devas ĉiam esti ne engaĝata en aferoj. Ĉar en la okazo se li estas engaĝata en aferoj li ankaŭ estas maldigna havas la forton por regi la mondon.


Tao te ching - No. 56

 Wenn du weißt, was es ist, dann zerrede es nicht;
 tust du das doch, dann hast du nicht verstanden.
 Schweig still, bewahre es in dir, und schließe deine Pforten.
 Vermeide alle Schärfe und entwirre die Knoten.
 Spüre dein Leichtsein - und laß es mit anderen verschmelzen.
 Dies, so sagen wir, ist unser grundlegendes Einssein.
 Der Weise, der so handelt, muß sich nicht sorgen
 um Menschen, die man "Freund" nennt oder "Feind",
 nicht um Gewinn oder Verlust, um Ehre oder Schande -
 Oh nein, er ist Herr seines Lebens.

Tao te ching - No. xx

Ein guter Krieger sucht niemals Streit,
und nie verliert er die Beherrschung.
Ein guter Kämpfer tritt dem Feind nicht frontal entgegen:
Wer mit Menschen umzugehen weiß, zeigt sich darin ganz bescheiden.
Dies kommt aus der Tugend des Nicht-Streitens,
aus dem Wissen, mit anderer Menschen Kraft sich zu verbinden.
Seit unvordenklichen Zeiten
ist dies der Weg, dem Himmel zu entsprechen.
Laotse: Tao Te Ching
Deutsch nach der Neubearbeitung von Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay
Theseus Verlag
ISBN 3-89620-076-3

TAO te ching 81

"Truthful words are not beautiful. Beautiful words are not truthful. Good men do not argue. Those who argue are not good. Those who know are not learned. The learned do not know.

The sage never tries to store things up. The more he does for others, the more he has. The more he gives to others, the greater his abundance. The Tao of heaven is pointed but does no harm. The Tao of the sage is work without effort."

~ Tao Te Ching , Lao Tzu - V 81 (translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English)

Tao Te Ching - Seventy-Seven

"As it acts in the world, the Tao is like the bending of a bow. The top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up. It adjusts excess and deficiency so that there is perfect balance. It takes from what is too much and give to what isn't enough.

Those who try to control, who use force to protect their power, go against the direction of the Tao. They take from those who don't have enough and give to those who have far too much.

The wise man can keep giving because there is no end to their wealth. They act without expectation, succeed without taking credit, and don't think that they are better than anyone else."

Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 14

Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible. These three are indefinable; Therefore they are joined in one. From above it is not bright; From below it is not dark: An unbroken thread beyond description. It returns to nothingness. The form of the formless, The image of the imageless, It is called indefinable and beyond imagination. Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end. Stay with the ancient Tao, Move with the present. Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.

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Zen Proverbs‏ @ZenProverbs

We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you'll have no problem. — Chögyam Trungpa

Pema Chödrön

Pema Chödrön == ist eine buddhistische Nonne in der Tradition des tibetischen Meditationsmeisters Chögyam Trungpa. Sie ist Leiterin des tibetischen Klosters Gampo Abbey auf der kanadischen Insel Cape Breton.

Neben Ayya Khema gehört Pema Chödrön heute zu den bekanntesten buddhistischen Lehrerinnen der Welt. Wie diese wurde sie Mutter, bevor sie ihre Gelübde als Nonne ablegte und ist somit bestens sowohl mit dem weltlichen als auch dem geistlichen Leben vertraut.

Be Grateful to Everyone

Others will always show you exactly where you are stuck. They say or do something and you automatically get hooked into a familiar way of reacting—shutting down, speeding up, or getting all worked up. When you react in the habitual way, with anger, greed, and so forth, it gives you a chance to see your patterns and work with them honestly and compassionately. Without others provoking you, you remain ignorant of your painful habits and cannot train in transforming them into the path of awakening.

Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life by Pema Chödrön

Endless Opportunities

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently, endless opportunities to dissolve the seeds of war where they originate—in the hearts and minds of individuals like you and me.

Practicing Peace by Pema Chödrön, page 84–85

a-live-online-weekend-retreat-with-pema-chodron in may 2019=== https://www.eomega.org/online-workshops/a-live-online-weekend-retreat-with-pema-chodron incl. teaching video

Pema Chödrön explains how change and impermanence offer unlimited possibility. Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. https://www.eomega.org/online-workshops/a-live-online-weekend-retreat-with-pema-chodron ... 3.34 min. 090319 020519

Whatever you experience in your life

— pain, pleasure, heat, cold, or anything else — is like something happening in a dream.

Although you might think things are very solid, they are like passing memory. You can experience this open, unfixated quality in sitting meditation; all that arises in your mind—hate, love, and all the rest—is not solid. Although the experience can get extremely vivid, it is just a product of your mind. Nothing solid is really happening.

The Compassion Book: Teachings for Awakening the Heart by Pema Chödrön, pages 4–5

Thinking that we can find some lasting pleasure and avoid pain === is what in Buddhism is called samsara, a hopeless cycle that goes round and round endlessly and causes us to suffer greatly. The very first noble truth of the Buddha points out that suffering is inevitable for human beings as long as we believe that things last - that they don’t disintegrate, that they can be counted on to satisfy our hunger for security.”

~ Pema Chödrön

Instead of the resentment being an obstacle, it’s a reminder. === Feeling irritated, restless, afraid, and hopeless is a reminder to listen more carefully. It’s a reminder to stop talking; watch and listen.

~ Pema Chodron


“We have many fleeting golden moments in our life, but we usually speed right past them. So the first part of the practice is to just stop, notice, and fully appreciate them.” – Pema Chödrön

This is Pema's book on tonglen, a meditative practice for cultivating love and compassion. Tonglen is a gentle, step-by-step process of opening the heart. By embracing, rather than rejecting, the unwanted and painful aspects of experience, we overcome fear and develop greater empathy for others. Here is a practical guide for deepening our practice and understanding of this powerful technique. Working with questions and answers, dialogue and exchange, Pema’s tonglen teachings provide an invaluable reference for practioners of all levels. Edited by Tingzin Otro. Order yours here: https://pemachodronfoundation.org/product/tonglen-book/

Training as a Warrior

Wherever we are, we can train as a warrior. Our tools are sitting meditation, tonglen, slogan practice, and cultivating the four limitless qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. With the help of these practices, we will find the tenderness of bodhichitta in sorrow and in gratitude, behind the hardness of rage and in the shakiness of fear. In loneliness as well as in kindness, we can uncover the soft spot of basic goodness. But bodhichitta training offers no promise of happy endings. Rather, this “I” who wants to find security—who wants something to hold on to—will finally learn to grow up.

If we find ourselves in doubt that we’re up to being a warrior-in-training, we can contemplate this question: “Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?”

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chödrön, pages 5–6

Practicing Peace

There are many stories, but the basic message I’m trying to convey is that if we want there to be peace in the world, then we have to take responsibility when our own hearts and minds harden and close. We have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid, to find the soft spot and stay with it. We have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility. That’s true spiritual warriorship. That’s the true practice of peace.

Practicing Peace by Pema Chödrön, page 23

Our Desire to Change

The problem is that the desire to change is fundamentally a form of aggression toward yourself. The other problem is that our hang-ups, unfortunately or fortunately, contain our wealth. Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.

Awakening Loving-Kindness by Pema Chödrön, page 24

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Meditieren - Freundschaft schließen mit sich selbst === Pema Chödrön Übersetzt von Stephan Schuhmacher Kösel-Verlag, 2013 ISBN 9783641113247 192 Seiten

Wenn alles zusammenbricht: Hilfestellung für schwierige Zeiten=== https://books.google.de/books?isbn=364114938X Pema Chödrön - 2014 - ‎Vorschau

Nothing ever goes away

Nothing ever goes away === until it has taught us what we need to know. ===

Pema Chödrön

No Escape, No Problem

"We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake."

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Meditation is about seeing clearly === the body that we have, the mind that we have, the domestic situation that we have, the job that we have, and the people who are in our lives. It's about seeing how we react to all these things. It's seeing our emotions and thoughts just as they are right now, in this very moment, in this very room, on this very seat. It's about not trying to make them go away, not trying to become better than we are, but just seeing clearly with precision and gentleness." --Pema Chödrön

What Is Freedom?

But it’s not impermanence per se, or even knowing we’re going to die, that is the cause of our suffering, the Buddha taught. Rather, it’s our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation. Our discomfort arises from all of our efforts to put ground under our feet, to realize our dream of constant okayness. When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment, or awakening to our true nature, to our fundamental goodness. Another word for this is freedom—freedom from struggling against the fundamental ambiguity of being human.

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön, pages 6–7

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"As long as we’re addicted to hope, === we feel that we can tone our experience down or liven it up or change it somehow, and we continue to suffer a lot. In a nontheistic state of mind, abandoning hope is an affirmation, the beginning of the beginning. You could even put “Abandon Hope” on your refrigerator door instead of more conventional aspirations like “Everyday in everyway, I’m getting better and better.” We hold onto hope and it robs us of the present moment. If hope and fear are two different sides of the same coin, so are hopelessness and confidence. If we’re willing to give up hope that insecurity and pain can be exterminated, then we can have the courage to relax with the groundlessness of our situation."

-- Pema Chodron

Shunryu Suzuki, May 18, 1904 -December 4, 1971

a Japanese-American Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and author of “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.” Some quotes from the work of Shunryu Suzuki: “Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” “Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear.” “What we call ‘I’ is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale.” “The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” “If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything.” “Faith is a state of openness or trust...In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Instead they are holding tight. But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to the truth, whatever it might turn out to be.” “Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.”


Aloha Spirit und Ho'oponopono===

Wo ist Hawaii? - Überall, wo der Aloha Spirit ist. Der Aloha Spirit und Ho'oponopono ist eine Geisteshaltung, die bedingungslose Liebe, Versöhnlichkeit und inneren Frieden verkörpert. Monika Gruhl bringt dem Leser die stärkende Lebensphilosophie durch 25 Impulse aus Hawaii nah, sie vermittelt die fünf Grundhaltungen im Aloha Spirit und spürt der spirituellen Verbindung zu den 7 Resilienzaspekten nach. So eröffnet sie Wege, den Aloha Spirit auch in den Alltag zu bringen. Denn Hawaii kann überall sein.

Monika Gruhl, geb. 1953, ist Trainerin, Einzel- und Teamberaterin, Coach, Mediatorin und als Spezialistin für Resilienz tätig im von ihr gegründeten Resilienzzentrum. Weitere Informationen über sie und ihre Arbeit: www.resilienzzentrum.de

Titel Aloha Spirit und Ho'oponopono: Leben in Liebe und Versöhnlichkeit Autor Monika Gruhl Verlag Verlag Herder GmbH, 2016 ISBN 3451809931, 9783451809934 Länge 192 Seiten https://books.google.de/books?id=3yn0CwAAQBAJ


"The source of our unease is the unfulfillable longing for a lasting certainty and security, for something solid to hold on to. Unconsciously we expect that if we could just get the right job, the right partner, the right something, our lives would run smoothly. When anything unexpected or not to our liking happens, we think something has gone wrong. I believe this is not an exaggeration of where we find ourselves. Even at the most mundane level, we get so easily triggered—someone cuts in front of us, we get seasonal allergies, our favorite restaurant is closed when we arrive for dinner. We are never encouraged to experience the ebb and flow of our moods, of our health, of the weather, of outer events—pleasant and unpleasant—in their fullness. Instead we stay caught in a fearful, narrow holding pattern of avoiding any pain and continually seeking comfort. This is the universal dilemma." From her book Taking The Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears https://pemachodronfoundation.org/...

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Alan Watts

Alan Watts == war ein englischer Religionsphilosoph, der vorwiegend in den Vereinigten Staaten wirkte. Er befasste sich vor allem mit der Philosophie des Zen, des Buddhismus und des Daoismus.

http://www.alanwatts.org ... https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts


“Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. Faith is, above all, openness - an act of trust in the unknown.” — Alan Watts


The reason you want to be better

“The reason you want to be better is the reason why you aren’t, shall I put it like that? We aren’t better because we want to be. Because the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Because all the do-gooders in the world whether they’re doing good for others or doing it for themselves are troublemakers: on the basis of “kindly let me help you or you will drown,” said the monkey putting the fish safely up a tree. Sometimes doing good to others and even doing good to oneself is amazingly destructive because it’s full of conceit. How do you know what’s good for other people? How do you know what’s good for you? If you say you want to improve then you ought to know what’s good for you, but obviously you don’t because if you did then you would be improved. So, we don’t know. We do not really know how to interfere with the way the world is.”

—Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Shortly after Alan Watts's death in 1973=== , his eldest daughters, Joan and Anne, began collecting boxes of his letters and correspondences. Though it took decades to publish, The Collected Letters of Alan Watts adds yet another piece to the vibrant extant literature of the great British philosopher and orator. Having recently met Joan at a conference and picking up this latest book, I decided it was time to thumb through the rest of my collection.


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The meaning of life is

The meaning of life is === just to be alive. === It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

— Alan Watts

We must abandon completely

We must abandon completely === the notion of blaming the past === for any kind of situation we’re in and reverse our thinking and see that the past always flows back form the present. That now is the creative point of life.

— Alan Watts

Zen ist vor allen Dingen eine Erfahrung

Zen ist vor allen Dingen eine Erfahrung === und als solche nonverbal und einer rein literarischen und akademischen Vorgehensweise unzugänglich. Um zu verstehen was Zen ist – und vor allem auch was Zen nicht ist – muss man damit praktisch experimentieren, um die wirkliche Bedeutung, die den Worten unterliegt, zu entdecken.

Alan Watts

Alan Watts ‘This moment’

"...our experience is altogether momentary. From one point of view, each moment is so elusive and so brief that we cannot even think about it before it has gone. From another point of view, this moment is always here, since we know no other moment than the present moment. It is always dying, always becoming past more rapidly than imagination can conceive. Yet at the same time it is always being born, always new, emerging just as rapidly from that complete unknown we call the future. Thinking about it almost makes you breathless."

Alan Watts: The Way of Zen

“Furthermore, as muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil.”

-- Alan Watts, The Way of Zen

Zen. 100 Seiten. reclam

Elberfeld, Rolf: Zen. 100 Seiten===

Originalausgabe Broschiert. Format 11,4 x 17 cm 100 S. September 2017 Erscheint auch als E-Book EUR (D) 10,00 ISBN: 978-3-15-020437-5

Rolf Elberfeld ist ein Glücksfall für eine Einführung in Zen – sei es als Meditationsform, Denkweise oder Lebensweg. Schon im Schüleraustausch in Sri Lanka beeindruckte ihn eine Begegnung mit einem buddhistischen Meister. Eigene theoretische und übersetzerische Beschäftigung kam hinzu. So kann er nun einen weiten Bogen schlagen: vom Handeln ohne zu Handeln über das Sein in Meditation (die er als »Anweisung für Achtsamkeitsübungen« bezeichnet), in Dichtung oder Teezeremonie bis hin zu hirnphysiologischen Forschungen in Bezug auf den besonderen Status des Meditierenden: »Sobald ich auch nur im Geringsten glaube, etwas erreicht zu haben, halte ich Bestimmtes fest und bin schon nicht mehr in der Übung.«


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The American Basho Society


The American Basho Society is a non profit organization dedicated to the free public dissemination and discussion of the work of the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. The Society organizes readings, lectures and discussions that are free and open to the general public.


Email: bashosociety@bashosociety.com


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Moderner Buddhismus

Fr. 15.2., 19.30 Uhr Vortrag Gen Kelsang Ananda ... Der Weg des Mitgefühls und der Weisheit für das tägliche Leben. Referent: Gen Kelsang Ananda, buddhistischer Mönch und Leiter der Neuen Kadampa Tradition in Deutschland ... Das Buch "Moderner Buddhismus" ist eine besondere Präsentation der Lehren Buddhas. Es vermittelt die Essenz auf eine Weise, die einfach zu verstehen und umzusetzen ist. Bewahren wir im täglichen Leben Weisheit und Mitgefühl, können wir unsere Probleme lösen und unsere Beziehungen verbessern. Der Vortrag wird erläutern, wie diese Lehren in unseren modernen Alltag integriert werden können. Gen Ananda ist ein inspirierender Lehrer, dessen Unterweisungen für jeden relevant sind, ob Buddhist oder Nicht-Buddhist. ... In Kooperation mit Bodh Gaya-Zentrum für Mahayana-Buddhismus e.V.


19.11.2010, 19.30 Uhr Zen-Meditation: Suche nach Sinn Vortrag des Zen-Meisters Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh: In der modernen Gesellschaft verliert der Mensch grundlegende Werte aus dem Blick: Toleranz, Großzügigkeit, Dankbarkeit, Ehrfurcht und den Geist des Teilens. Die Zen-Meditation ermöglicht, dass diese Werte wieder zur Grundlage werden. In Kooperation mit Ho Ryu Zen Dojo Stuttgart e.V. ... linden m.


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Geh wo kein Pfad ist === und hinterlasse eine Spur.

Margit Irgang schreibt über Zen, den sie auch praktiziert und in Semiaren vermittelt Sie schreibt auch Romane, Erzählungen, Hörspiele, und ist bekannt für ihre ... Rundfunk-Features im SWR.

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“We are very good at preparing to live, === but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.” — Thich Nhat Hanh


"Public figures often express their concern === about the increasing levels of violence in our society. They're right; there is far too much violence in our families and our schools. Each politician may have ideas and insights about how to reduce violence. But instead of sharing ideas, politicians compete to have their own idea prevail. If instead, we can combine all our individual insights and experiences, we will arrive at a collective insight. If we are not capable of listening to our colleagues with an open heart simply because they belong to another political party - and we only consider ideas from our own party as worthwhile - we are harming the very foundation of democracy." Thich Nhat Hanh, Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism



As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb === the color & fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world. Buddha

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”...... W. E. B. Du Bois

Cyberspace == "Cyberspace ist wahrscheinlich nichts weiter == als ein geniales Produkt menschlicher Traegheit. Statt die viel naeheren inneren Anlagen zu foerdern, werden Maschinen gebaut, die das von aussen bewusst erleben lassen, was sich innen taeglich unbewusst vollzieht." Alfred Bast - 10. August 1995




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Real religion has nothing to do with words.

It is a silent, effortless, and fascinated concentration on the basic energy, the fundamental and musical vibration of the world—which, as Saint Thomas Aquinas might have said, “is what all men call God.” You do religion as you breathe easily, slowly, and delightedly, or listen intently to a bird singing at dawn, or ride a surfboard on the exact dynamic center of an immense wave. Ali Akbar Khan, a splendid rollicking man who is the acknowledged master of Indian music—along with his noble and gentler peer Ravi Shankar—has said that the whole art of music consists in understanding one tone. That is religion in its supreme form, and that is why yogis will chant or hum the syllable OM or AUM (or Zen Buddhists the sound MU) because it comprises the entire range of voice from the throat to the lips. You can do it just as well with AMEN (meaning “Let It Be”) if you have to disguise yourself as a Christian or Jew, or ALLAH if you are a Muslim. By such means we experience life as it actually is, as beyond the ways in which it is merely measured and described and calculated (reduced to stones) in our various systems of symbols. In the end you find out that you yourself are nothing other than that basic and timeless energy. And, by the way, when Saint Thomas was an old man he had such an experience in the midst of celebrating the Mass, whereas he said that all the theology he had written was mere straw.

When you find that out, you don’t give a damn about status, fancy possessions, hoards of money, being embalmed and buried in a bronze casket, and living a neatly geometrized life. Enough is as good as a feast. You don’t even quake with anxiety about survival. As Confucius put it, “A man who understands the Tao [the Course of Nature] in the morning may die without regret in the evening.” When I explain this to Americans they invariably ask, “But doesn’t this imply a merely passive attitude to life?” That is because they have been brought up on such hymns as

Awake, my soul, stretch ev’ry nerve, And press with vigor on; A heav’nly race demands thy zeal, And an immortal crown. And also “Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war.” Besides, who wants an immortal crown? I can’t imagine anything more like hell than having to wear a golden ring of spikes and being flattered by angels forever.

I simply do not understand the goals and rewards of the Western Way of Life, apart from such side-effects of the project as anesthesia for dentistry (which can just as well be effected by hypnosis). What is the point of Progress if the food is tasteless, the housing absurd, the clothing uncomfortable, the religion just talk, the air poisoned by Cadillacs, the work boring, the sex uptight and mechanical, the earth clobbered with concrete, and the water so chemicalized that even the fish are abandoning existence? Recently, I have been asking questions that really need no answer. Who wants to serve in a police vice squad, spending hours peeking into men’s johns to detect acts of homosexuality? Who wants a job as a debt-collection agent, spending his whole day being nasty to people? What sort of person voluntarily serves as a prison guard or hangman? Also, alas, one might ask what kind of individual would want to spend millions of dollars to become president of the United States, never away from the telephone, guarded around the clock by agents of the Secret Service, reading tomes of amazingly uninteresting documents, and being accompanied day and night by a warrant officer carrying a black bag containing the mechanisms to set off the atomic bomb?

We believe that all such occupations, dreary or dangerous as they may be, are exercises of high responsibility and even of glory, despite the maxim that “the paths of glory lead but to the grave.” But what is their actual end purpose? Towards what is Progress? In fact, what on Earth are we doing? No one has even the ghost of a notion, save perhaps a few simple-minded people who live to smell flowers, to listen to the sea, to watch trees in the wind, to climb mountains, to eat pâté de veau en croûte, to drink the Malvasia wine from Ruby Hill, and to cuddle up with a lovely woman—and such pursuits are not really expensive, as compared with the trillions spent on the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory.

Alan Watts

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I had a discussion with a great master in Japan; And we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, “That’s a waste of time. If you really understand Zen... you could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because... the sound of rain needs no translations." Alan Watts

Early one very cold winter morning,

a monk arose, and being very cold, went to build a fire. Alas, all the firewood was gone. So he took one of the two life-sized wooden Buddhas in the temple and chopped it up, and made a fire and soon was made warm. In a little while, the master came into the temple and saw what had happened. Need I say he was upset? On and on he went about what the monk had done, for quite some time, as the fire gradually died. Finally, the monk interrupted him, saying, "Before you punish me, may I please examine the ashes for the crystals?" (For it was then believed that the holier the person cremated, the more crystals were formed in the funeral pyre.) "What?" bellowed the enraged master. "Fool monk! That's only a wooden statue, not a holy man."/ "Well then," replied the monk, "may I have the other statue? It is very cold this morning." Hearing this, the master was enlightened.

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Silence is a source of great strength. - Lao Tsu

When you drive around the city and come to a red light or a stop sign, you can just sit back and make use of these twenty or thirty seconds to relax - to breathe in, breathe out, and enjoy arriving in the present moment. There are many things like that we can do. Years ago I was in Montreal on the way to a retreat, and I noticed that the license plates said Je me souviens - ”I remember.” I did not know what they wanted to remember, but to me it means that I remember to breathe and to smile. So I told a friend who was driving the car that I had a gift for the sangha in Montreal: every time you see Je me souviens, you remember to breathe and smile and go back to the present moment. Many of our friends in the Montreal sangha have been practicing that for more than ten years.

Thich Nhat Hanh

To use meditation as yet another external method to benefit our body is senseless.

This would involve wasting a technique of true, ultimate value on a vain attempt to gain relief that is at best temporary. Meditation would then be like the aspirin we take to be rid of a headache. The pain may go away, but that does not mean we are cured. After some time it will return because the method of treatment was unrelated to the real cause of the difficulty and thus any relief gained will necessarily be short-lived.

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"He (Siddhartha) realized that body and mind formed one reality which could not be separated. The peace and comfort of body were directly related to the peace and comfort of the mind."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

15 practical ways

Thay says we can take to bring mindfulness to our work:

1. Start your day with 10 minutes of sitting in meditation.

2. Take the time to sit down and enjoy eating breakfast at home.

3. Remind yourself every day of your gratitude for being alive and having 24 brand-new hours to live.

4. Try not to divide your time into "my time" and "work." All time can be your own time if you stay in the present moment and keep in touch with what’s happening in your body and mind. There’s no reason why your time at work should be any less pleasant than your time anywhere else.

5. Resist the urge to make calls on your cell phone while on your way to and from work, or on your way to appointments. Allow yourself this time to just be with yourself, with nature and with the world around you.

6. Arrange a breathing area at work where you can go to calm down, stop and have a rest. Take regular breathing breaks to come back to your body and to bring your thoughts back to the present.

7. At lunchtime, eat only your food and not your fears or worries. Don’t eat lunch at your desk. Change environments. Go for a walk.

8. Make a ritual out of drinking your tea. Stop work and look deeply into your tea to see everything that went into making it: the clouds and the rain, the tea plantations and the workers harvesting the tea.

9. Before going to a meeting, visualize someone very peaceful, mindful and skillful being with you. Take refuge in this person to help stay calm and peaceful.

10. If you feel anger or irritation, refrain from saying or doing anything straight away. Come back to your breathing and follow your in- and out-breath until you’ve calmed down.

11. Practice looking at your boss, your superiors, your colleagues or your subordinates as your allies and not as your enemies. Recognize that working collaboratively brings more satisfaction and joy than working alone. Know that the success and happiness of everyone is your own success.

12. Express your gratitude and appreciation to your colleagues regularly for their positive qualities. This will transform the whole work environment, making it much more harmonious and pleasant for everyone.

13. Try to relax and restore yourself before going home so you don’t bring accumulated negative energy or frustration home with you.

14. Take some time to relax and come back to yourself when you get home before starting on household chores. Recognize that multitasking means you’re never fully present for any one thing. Do one thing at a time and give it your full attention.

15. At the end of the day, keep a journal of all the good things that happened in your day. Water your seeds of joy and gratitude regularly so they can grow.

Thich Nhat Hanh "15 Practical Ways To Find Your Zen At Work"

Nan-in, ein japanischer Meister der Meiji-Zeit

(1868 bis 1912), empfing den Besuch eines Universitätsprofessors, der etwas über Zen erfahren wollte. Nan-in servierte Tee. Er goß die Tasse seines Besuchers voll und hörte nicht auf weiterzugießen. Der Professor beobachtete das Überlaufen, bis er nicht mehr an sich halten konnte. "Es ist übervoll. Mehr geht nicht hinein!" "So wie diese Tasse", sagte Nan-in, "sind auch Sie voll mit Ihren eigenen Meinungen und Spekulationen. Wie kann ich Ihnen Zen zeigen, bevor Sie Ihre Tasse geleert haben?"

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Wenn du gehst,

gehe. == Wenn du sitzt, sitze. Und vor allem: Schwanke nicht. Yün-men

„Wenn du gehst, === gehe. Wenn du sitzt, sitze. Wenn du mailst, maile. Und vor allem: Schwanke nicht.“

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„Wenn du gehst, === gehe. Wenn du sitzt, sitze. Wenn du bloggst, blogge. Und vor allem: Schwanke nicht.“

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We are living in a culture

entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future.

We have no present.

Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”

-- Alan Watts

This is my simple religion

This is my simple religion. === There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” -- Dalai Lama

Besonderheit der afrikanischen Sprache Suaheli

// In seiner Predigt bei einer Trauung erzählte der Pfarrer von einer Besonderheit der afrikanischen Sprache Suaheli: Es gibt kein Wort für «haben» im Sinn von «besitzen». Im Gegensatz zu dem vor ihm sitzenden Bräutigam könne ein afrikanischer Mann dieser Sprachgruppe daher niemals sagen: «Ich habe eine Frau.» Er wird immer sagen: «Ich lebe mit einer Frau.» Ebenso wenig würde er sagen: «Ich habe ein Haus.» Sondern: «Ich lebe in einem Haus.» So besitzt er auch kein Feld, keinen Hund, keinen Ochsen – er lebt damit. Ich war fasziniert, wollte mehr darüber erfahren … // Mehr kann man hier lesend in unserer Juni-Kolumne erfahren: www.a-tempo.de/article.php?i=201806&c=4

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In einem kleinen »Supermarkt« in Kaunakakai, dem größten Ort auf Molokai, der noch ursprünglichsten Insel von Hawaii, hängt ein Schild:

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Zen for Nothing - Film


Regisseur und Kameramann Werner Penzel begleitet in dem Film die junge Schweizerin Sabine Timoteo in ruhigen und fein komponierten Bildern während ihres Aufenthaltes in Antaiji. Über Frühjahr, Herbst und Winter tauchen wir ein in das Abenteuer klösterlichen Lebens, das aus Zazen-Meditation und der Arbeit zur Selbstversorgung besteht.

Vor Vorstellungsbeginn entführt der Klangkünstler Marc Iwaszkiewicz (www.traumkraft.de) die Zuschauer mit traditionellen Instrumenten in die Welt der Meditationsmusik und im Anschluss des Films wird Regisseur und Kameramann Werner Penzel über die Dreharbeiten im Kloster Antaiji berichten und dem Publikum für Fragen zur Verfügung stehen.

In diesem Dokumentarfilm reist die in Bern lebende Schauspielerin Sabine Timoteo nach Japan, lediglich begleitet von Regisseur Werner Penzel (“Step Across the Border, Lucie et maintenant“). Dort verbringt sie einige Monate (Herbst 2013 – Frühjahr 2014) im kleinen Zen Kloster “Antaiji“. Das an der Westküste gelegene Kloster ist jedoch nicht das Ziel ihrer Reise, sondern deren Anfang.

Unter Abt Muho Nölke, einem gebürtigen Berliner, und dem Zen-Meisters Kodo Sawaki lernt sie dort, wie die japanische Philosophie sich im Alltag widerspiegelt. Inmitten der grünen Wälder des kleinen Ortes bekommt sie nun Einblicke in den Zen-Buddhismus und lernt das klösterliche Leben kennen.

Quelle: www.kino.de

was-ein-zen-moench-zur-doku-zen-for-nothing-sagt=== http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr3/wdr3-kultur-am-mittag/audio-was-ein-zen-moench-zur-doku-zen-for-nothing-sagt-102.html ... 260517

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Wenn wir unsere Energie daran verschwenden, == uns selbst zu hassen, wird sich nichts ändern. Wenn Hoffnung zu schwierig zu handhaben ist, dann können wir uns wenigstens um uns selbst kümmern. An meinen dunkelsten Tagen erinnere ich mich an die Worte der Poetin und Aktivistin Audre Lorde, die viel über das Überleben in einer unmenschlichen Welt wusste, und die schrieb:

"Selbstsorge ist kein überflüssiger Luxus, es ist Selbsterhaltung, und die ist ein Mittel politischer Kriegsführung."


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Everything comes from mind, by Bodhidharma

... as they’re attached to appearances, they’re unaware that their minds are empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things they lose the Way. If you know that everything comes from the mind, don’t become attached. Once attached, you’re unaware. But once you see your own nature, the entire Canon becomes so much prose. Its thousands of sutras and shastras only amount to a clear mind. Understanding comes in mid-sentence. What good are doctrines? The ultimate Truth is beyond words. Doctrines are words They’re not the Way. The Way is wordless. Words are illusions. They’re no different from things that appear in your dreams at night, be they palaces or carriages, forested parks or lakeside pavilions. Don’t conceive any delight for such things. They’re all cradles of rebirth. Keep this in mind when you approach death. Don’t cling to appearances, and you’ll break through all barriers. A moment’s hesitation and you’ll be under the spell of devils. Your real body is pure and impervious. But because of delusions you’re unaware of it. And because of this you suffer karma in vain. Wherever you find delight, you find bondage. But once you awaken to your original body and mind, you’re no longer bound by attachments. Anyone who gives up the transcendent for the mundane, in any of its myriad forms, is a mortal. A buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.

Reprinted from The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma with kind permission from the translator Red Pine.

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“The secret of Buddhism is == to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Die Katze hat geschlafen: == Sie streckt sich, gähnt und geht auf Liebe aus. Issa. ... Twitter ...



Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha - Mantra des Schutzes - Taste of Power https://www.taste-of-power.de/om-tare-tuttare-ture-soha/ „Om, Tara, Du Retterin, Du Beseitigerin aller Ängste, Du höchst Schreckliche, die Du alle Feinde erschlägst, Soha/Svāhā!“ So lässt sich das Om Tare Tuttare Soha – Mantra (tibetisch-buddhistisch) am ehesten übersetzen. In diesem mächtigen Mantra wird Tara angerufen. Sie ist die Göttin des Mitgefühls ...

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this-sacred-journey with pema chödrön

https://courses.shambhala.com/this-sacred-journey ... 180918


Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? === http://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY


"Do not follow where the path may lead. == Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Selbst wenn du so viele Bücher verschlingst, == Wie es Sandkörner im Ganges gibt, Das ist doch alles nicht so viel wert Wie das wirkliche Erfassen eines einzigen Zen-Verses. Wenn du das Geheimnis des Buddhismus wissen möchtest, Hier ist es: «Alle Dinge sind im Herzen!»

Ryokan: Alle Dinge sind im Herzen, , S. 133


All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. — Ming-Dao Deng


20 Rules Of Life Written By A Japanese Samurai 400 Years Ago That May Change Your Life

Each person walks the lifepath alone.

Each person’s life is very different. No two can compare.

But a Japanese Buddhist claims that there are 20 rules we must all follow to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Mere weeks before he died, Miyamoto Musashi, created a list of the main rules he lived by.

Born in 1584, he was an expert swordsman, a renowned warrior and his teachings are still studied today, but most importantly, his rules for life are incredibly inspirational.

According to his text, ‘The Way of Walking Alone’ this is how we must all live our lives.


For the sake of mental health, you must accept the life you are given. Stress, anxiety, and despair are natural parts of a person’s life, and it should never be attacked. Acceptance of the most difficult aspects of life will make you stronger to their advances.


As humans, we spend a lot of time chasing down pleasure – we give in to our cravings, reach higher for promotions and raises, and have become part of a society obsessed with sexual pleasure. Musashi claimed we should try simply to live life in the moment and enjoy pleasure when it comes to us naturally instead of striving for it.


We are often told to follow our heart, but Musashi’s teachings suggest this is never a good idea. When faced with a feeling that seems to have come from nowhere, following its path can lead to bad decisions. It is advised that we stick with what we know for sure, and don’t give way to impulse.


Self-obsession is common in humanity. These days, we are so focused on online presence, taking a perfect selfie and striving for perfection, that we forget what matters in life. Strive to separate from yourself and your ego for a better perception of what is important.


Jealousy is a very strong form of hatred, and Musashi claimed that getting stuck in its grasp would ruin you. He said never to be jealous of others, and to simply be thankful for what you yourself have.


In the same way as achieving pleasure, desire only makes us want for things we may never gain. The idea proposed was to live not wanting more than you have, and to wait for good things to come to you.


As we often tell each other, the past cannot be changed. Musashi believed that everything happened for a reason, and it was all part of your path in life. Dwelling on things you once did could never change them.


Constantly thinking on a sad parting of friends or family prevents us from moving on and continuing our lives. Musashi thought that since there was no way to bring back the dead, they should be left behind in the past.


Many of us find comfort in complaining when things go wrong, but according to Musashi’s teachings, we should simply let these things pass us by. Dwelling on what is going wrong only prolongs the past’s hold over your life.


Humans are sexual beings by nature, and so many people waste their lives on lustful thoughts. Musashi thought we should instead strive for love and lasting relationships.


Do not rule out matters of the future with closed off thoughts. Keep your options wide open to allow for the best opportunities to come your way.


Possessions and a luxurious home may seem important, but there are more important things to treasure in life. Love, health, and life itself should be treasured above all else in the world.


We as a society obsess over food and the pleasures of fine dining, or even just a good takeaway. However, Musashi believed that we shouldn’t take so much pleasure in eating, and we should strip meals down to be filling, but not necessarily tasty.


Don’t hold on to things you don’t need anymore, in other words. If it once was important, it can still be cast aside now to live a pure and simple life.


Allow your own thoughts and beliefs to have space. Don’t just follow the crowd and listen to other’s opinions. Form your own ideas.


Gods should be looked up to, but they cannot lead you through every motion. They need to be a figure of guidance, but in the end, a person must make their own path.


Fearing death only prevents you from living life to the full. Live each day individually and do not fear the consequences of each action.


Despite Musashi’s fame with a sword, he still believed that weaponry should be used sparingly and only when needed. He claimed that defending yourself was okay, but enforcing attack without reason was a sin.


Many of us save for our retirement age so that we can live a life of luxury, but The Way of Walking Alone claimed we do not need possessions to live happily. Again, it was suggested we should live in the moment and not chase happiness in the form of possessions.


Musashi claimed that the only way to be true to yourself was to follow your own beliefs and live life as honorably as you know how to.

The text is full of inspirational information. Musashi lived a full, incredible life and to follow his rules seems like a way to achieve the same satisfaction. Though some of his ideas have been branded as crazy, far-fetched and nonsensical if he achieved happiness, who are we to question his practices?


When you are practicing Zazen, do not try to stop your thinking.

Let it stop by itself. If something comes into your mind, let it come in, and let it go out. It will not stay long. When you try to stop your thinking, it means you are bothered by it. Do not be bothered by anything. It appears as if something comes from outside your mind, but actually it is only the waves of your mind, and if you are not bothered by the waves, gradually they will become calmer and calmer.

Shunryu Suzuki "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" 978-1590308493 - https://amzn.to/1aWVOsE

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The point is rather that our thoughts and ideas are nature

, just as much as waves on the ocean and clouds in the sky. The mind grows thoughts as the field grows grass. If I think about thoughts, as if there were some “I”, some thinker watching them from outside, there arises the infinite regression of thinking about thinking, etc., because this “I” is itself a thought and thoughts, like trees, grow of themselves. In solitude, it is easier for thoughts to leave themselves alone. It is, thus, a mistake to try to get rid of thoughts, for who will push them out? But when thoughts leave themselves alone the mind clears up.”

— Alan Watts, “And the Mountain”, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown (1973)


Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don't have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just as you are. This teaching of the Buddha allows us to enjoy ourselves, the blue sky, and everything that is refreshing and healing in the present moment. - Thich Nhat Hanh


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