Oakville Zen Meditation
#384 Using the "palm test" to assess your energy level Jan 23 22

How to assess our Body-Mind Energy Level The following is not, per se, a Dharma talk but an interesting exercise that I learned from a Tibetan monk living in Dharamshala with the Dalai Lama and was with us for a year at our temple in Toronto learning English. Before describing this very simple exercise to […]

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#383 "Mind circuit breakers" Jan 16 22

Applying mind circuit breakers during the day We are doing zillion of things during the day in automatic mode, sort of being on cruise control. This “not being aware” automatism is a critical safety and protective tool because, without it, our mind will be always focusing on these automatic behaviors such as walking or touching […]

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#382 Resting your hands: a mindfulness on-the-go exercise 08 1 21

                                           Mindfulness on the go: Resting your hands. Over time, I am trying to alternate so-called spiritual/philosophical Dharma topics with more practical ones. The following belong to the latter. How often do you pay attention to your moving hands? Almost never. Paying attention to something that we never do is a wonderful mind circuit breaker […]

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#381 Have you woken up yet ? 02 22

           Have you woken up yet? This question is the most alien one that you can ask someone not familiar with Oriental spirituality. She/He will look at you wondering if you are OK. In Zen Buddhism, to be awake is just to be, the ultimate goal to achieve permanent serenity. 2500 years ago and after […]

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