Oakville Zen Meditation
#98. The art of doing nothing: a Zen perspective.29FEB16

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years and 4 months in jail. A journalist asked him: “How did you survive breaking rocks and doing nothing?” He replies: “ It depends what doing nothing means. Doing nothing is doing something” By the way, Nelson Mandela was an avid reader of with Zen literature. When someone is asking you […]

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#96. Neuroplasticity: What, How and Why? 15FEB16

We know what the brain is but we have no idea what the mind is. Maybe the mind is our consciousness or part of it or has nothing to do with it. For the purpose of discussion we will use the computer as metaphor where the brain is the hardware and the mind the software. […]

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#95. Can meditation be boring? 8FEB16.

Yes! Absolutely! But don’t judge! You may quit. Zen says that meditation can be boring...very boring! This is a tool used by the mind to challenge you and force you to quit. Your mind hates meditation and it will let you know. It is like a wild horse under a lasso; it will jump and […]

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