How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing

By SysBots It’s said that one of the great patriarchs of the Zen tradition, Hui Neng, was enlightened upon hearing a single verse of the Diamond Sutra (one of the key teachings in Buddhism). That verse can be translate in various ways, but the key line in it goes something like, “Develop a mind that […]

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Short Read: The Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness (ebook)

By SysBots I’m happy to share with you a new “short read” ebook that I’ve written: the Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness. I’ve written this for absolute or near beginners, who would like to bring mindfulness into their lives … or who are struggling with: Procrastination Creating better habits Frustration, disappointment, feeling stuck Relationship […]

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How to Cultivate a Year of Mindfulness

By SysBots In 2016, I practiced mindfulness more than I ever have before, after 10 years of sporadic practice. I meditated regularly, practiced with a local Zen group, did a great one-day sitting, went on a retreat, took courses, read books, practiced mindful eating and exercise, learned some great new practices, and taught several mindfulness […]

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