New PDF release: Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life

By Ezra Bayda (Author), Charlotte Joko Beck (Foreword)

ISBN-10: 1590300130

ISBN-13: 9781590300138

We will be able to use no matter what lifestyles offers, Ezra Bayda teaches, to reinforce our non secular practice—including the turmoil of way of life. What we'd like is the willingness to only be with our experiences—whether they're painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the truth of our lives with out attempting to repair or swap something. yet doing this calls for that we confront our so much deeply rooted fears and assumptions in an effort to steadily turn into freed from the constrictions and discomfort they bring about. Then we will wake up to the loving-kindness that's on the middle of our being.

While many books aspire to convey meditation into daily event, Being Zen provides us functional how you can truly do it, introducing recommendations that allow the reader to foster features necessary to persisted religious awakening. subject matters contain easy methods to domesticate:

• Perseverance: staying with anger, worry, and different distressing feelings.
• Stillness: abiding with chaotic studies with no turning into beaten.
• readability: seeing in the course of the conditioned ideals and fears that "run" us.
• Direct event: encountering the actual fact of the current moment—even whilst that second is strictly the place we do not are looking to be.

Like Pema Chödrön, the best-selling writer of whilst issues collapse, Ezra Bayda writes with transparent, heartfelt simplicity, utilizing his personal lifestyles tales to demonstrate the lessons in a right away and available method that might attract a extensive spectrum of readers.

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I’d also like to thank Stephen Levine and Pema Chödrön, both of whom have strongly influenced my path, especially helping to temper the precision and discipline of my Zen training with the more heartfelt quality of loving-kindness. Many thanks to Carolyn Miller, who voluntarily typed the entire text without complaint, making many valuable suggestions along the way. I’m also grateful to my daughter, Jenessa, for her thorough and merciless editing. Just knowing I would be subject to her scrutiny inspired me to be clearer.

In this example, through the practice of experiencing, we could still feel some anxiety but not be anxious. We identify not so much with “me” or “my anxiety” but with the wider container of awareness that we are calling the witness. From this increased spaciousness, there is a stillness within which we can experience what’s going on. Our awareness is like the sky, and all the contents of awareness—thoughts, emotions, states of mind—are passing clouds. As we experience our emotions, we come to understand that they are not as dense and substantial as they appear.

So what do we do? A big, big question! Many excellent books describe very well the human predicament, its elements and structure. Very few of them are helpful in making clear what is involved in developing a genuinely useful practice. ” If you want to wake up, not just talk about it, this book will give you practical guidance—the kind of guidance that you need. Not simplistic, formulaic “Just do it this way” guidance, but words that give you practical help, combined with encouragement—even inspiration—for your efforts.

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