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This is a book for readers who want to probe more deeply into mindfulness. It goes beyond the casual, once-in-awhile meditation in popular culture, grounding mindfulness in daily practice, Zen teachings, and recent research in neuroscience. In Living Zen Remindfully, James Austin, author of the groundbreaking Zen and the Brain, describes authentic Zen training - the commitment to a process of regular, ongoing daily life practice. This training process enables us to unlearn unfruitful habits, develop more wholesome ones, and lead a more genuinely creative life. Austin shows that mindfulness can mean more than our being conscious of the immediate now. It can extend into the subconscious, where most of our brain's activities take place, invisibly. Austin suggests ways that long-term meditative training helps cultivate the hidden, affirmative resource of our unconscious memory. Remindfulness, as Austin terms it, can help us to adapt more effectively and to live more authentic lives. Austin discusses different types of meditation, meditation and problem-solving, and the meaning of enlightenment. He addresses egocentrism (self-centeredness) and allocentrism (other-centeredness), and the blending of focal and global attention. He explains the remarkable processes that encode, store, and retrieve our memories, focusing on the covert, helpful remindful processes incubating at subconscious levels. And he considers the illuminating confluence of Zen, clinical neurology, and neuroscience. Finally, he describes an everyday life of living Zen, drawing on the poetry of Basho, the seventeenth-century ha
Probably most people have heard about the quality the Buddhists call 'suchness' or 'thusness' (Sanskrit, tathata). It is a central concept in Zen and is a succinct description of perfected meditation, the so-called Beginner's Mind. The Zen master Shunryu Suzuki-roshi's nascent english phrase for this was “things as it is”. Alas, the english language did not evolve within a meditation culture. The plural subject of his phrase does not match the singular verbal structure, but the correct grammar renders the phrase inaccurate. What does it mean to see things as it actually is. This implies a view that needs correction. When all is said and done, everyone believes that they already see things just fine. Zen tradition compares mental habits to goats. Suzuki-roshi used to say that the way to control your goats is to give them a large pasture. Zen students often desire to take refuge in certain Dharma practices such as the famous 'perfections' (Skt: paramita) of Zen lore. In Buddhism the idea of perfection is not a static ideal but an unfolding process predicated on kindness and harmlessness. The classic list of 6 Perfections in Zen are 'the Perfection of: generosity, morality, patience, vitality (energy), meditation and wisdom'. The cultivation of any of these perfections requires that the home turf, the mind of the meditator, be tended to, be kept clear of obstructing and inhospitable attitudes, the chief one of which is the attachment to self. As we approach the Christmas season it might be of interest to reflect just a little on the process called giving. In classic Buddhist thought 'giving' or 'generosity' (Skt: dana) is categorized and understood in three or four ways. This would be the food, clothing or the donations of money that help the poor or express value toward a teacher. Another recognized form of giving is to teach the Buddhist sutras and viewpoints. Buddhist teachings are considered to be of inestimable value. Some Buddhist teachers also consider offers of protection or refuge to be a worthwhile example of generosity. This is a more modern addition prompted by the emergence of a socially active style of Buddhist practice. Most importantly and most subtly, we can give the gift of non-fear. In the meditation hall, we practice this non-fear, so that we can share it with others. One of my Dharma brothers, Rick Spencer, has written eloquently on the topic. He says, “ Some things are easy for us to relinquish, and others are not so easy. We can begin to train in dana paramita by giving those things that are easy to give, just as we learn to cook by starting with easy recipes. The truth is that one day we will be called upon to give up everything. One day we will have to give up everything we know and love, we will breathe out never to breathe in again. When that time comes, will we be ready for it. “. Wayne Codling is a former Zen monastic and a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. He teaches Zen style meditation in various venues around Victoria. Source: www.timescolonist.com
It is a central concept in Zen and is a succinct description of perfected meditation, the so-called Beginner's Mind. The Zen master Shunryu Zen tradition compares mental habits to goats; domesticated, yes, but headstrong and resistant. Suzuki-roshi
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Zen tradition compares mental habits to goats; domesticated ... patience, vitality (energy), meditation and wisdom'. The cultivation of any of these perfections requires that the home turf, the mind of the meditator, be tended to, be kept clear of ...
Our habits of mind also comprise a habitation for the self ... Wayne Codling is a former Zen monastic and a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. He teaches Zen style meditation in various venues around Victoria. Wayne’s talks and some writings ...
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