Being Zen has ratings and 40 reviews. Graham said: A great book for applying Zen/Buddhist principles to everyday life.: For over three years I’ve bee. Ezra Bayda is a Zen teacher affiliated with the Ordinary Mind Zen School, having received formal dharma transmission from Charlotte Joko Beck. A student of. The paradox of Zen is that learning to just live in the present requires lots of hard work. In Being Zen, seasoned Zen teacher Ezra Bayda unpacks this paradox.

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Saying Yes to Fear | Ezra Bayda | Sweeping Zen

How to write a great review. He deserves membership ezr the ranks of respected meditation teacher-authors. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: If I had to categorize it, I’d call it Buddhist psychology.

Also see “Saying yes ti life” and “At home in muddy waters”. In he began working with Charlotte Joko Beck, and began teaching inreceiving dharma transmission in The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents.

Straight and to the point. Aug 11, Murali rated it it was amazing. At Home in the Muddy Water. In a way, every time we give in to fear, we cease to live genuinely.


BEING ZEN: Bringing Meditation to Life

We resist facing our life as it is, because ezta life as it is means abandoning how we think our life should be. Infact other than day to day stuff – call them mundane mind objects-as they arise, what else is there? Can we allow it to penetrate our hearts? Pain both physical and mental ; Fear; Suffering; Anger; and even death. Next Ongoing Motivation to Practice.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This was a deeply moving book – one to which I’ll often return. Trivia About Being Zen: The book is primarily based around Zen practice–that is, sitting meditation, what to expect, and what to do. Legacy of the Heart. Like Pema Chodron, the best-selling author of “When Things Fall Apart, “Ezra Bayda writes with clear, heartfelt simplicity, using his own life stories to illustrate byada teachings in an immediate and accessible way that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

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We will always have work. I remember when I first started my spiritual journey I had the strong expectation that practice would free me from anxiety and fear. He discusses hard and soft kinds of practice–hard being disciplined and continuing to do the practice even when we do not want to, soft being the loving kindness we bring to ourselves. There are many of us I’m sure that are looking forward to your future works.

About Zen Center San Diego: Ezra Bayda

It is less about enlightenment as a path to salvation and more about the practice of meditation to have an open heart and and be able to flow with life. Rather than trying to make arguments to support ideas that the reader has to believe in order to benefit from the book, Ezra lays out practical and easy practices that allow one to transcend their own drama, thoughts, beliefs, and judgments and just experience the present moment for what it is. Mar 06, Nikki rated it really liked it.


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He then takes these various concepts and applies them in particular situations–dealing with anger, beng fear, with pain and suffering. He discusses letting things be, rather than doing.

But Bayda offers clear instruction, as a teacher pointing the way toward Ultimate Clarity should. Flappy-winged bird over familiar ground casts novel shadows. So, read it if you want, especially baayda you haven’t read anything on Zen before. I actually bought a second copy of this book to gift to another.

Bayda goes into specific and carefully crafted detail on how to beinv with: They are opportunities to awaken. Calming the Rush of Panic.

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