Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:24 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 739
Location: Magga ~ Path to Liberation.
I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:16 am
Posts: 232
Location: Perth
Wesley1982 wrote:
I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

I applaud your initiative! When you have become enlightened, please come back to enlighten us.

_________________
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:18 am
Posts: 1596
Wesley1982 wrote:
I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

Cultivate and Zen are opposites. :tongue:

_________________
Say what you think about me here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:16 am
Posts: 232
Location: Perth
oushi wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:
I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house. I know its about living in the present moment and using the mind as the analogy of a hummingbird. Zen is not exactly anything just mindfulness-awareness consciousness from living moment to moment.

Cultivate and Zen are opposites. :tongue:

And "opposite" is not Zen :tongue:

_________________
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 739
Location: Magga ~ Path to Liberation.
I use the hummingbird analogy for Zen mind because that's sort of the result of the practice ~ hummingbird mind.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:18 am
Posts: 1596
Your mind is Zen mind.

_________________
Say what you think about me here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Posts: 739
Location: Magga ~ Path to Liberation.
If that is what you suggest then it must be true. What I need now is a female partner to live it with. -(Zen lifestyle)-


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:20 pm
Posts: 186
There is no Zen.

_________________
"Nothing can be known, not even this."
-- Arcesilaus (but I'm not sure)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:17 pm
Posts: 888
boobytraps...
lots and lots of boobytraps...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Zen lifestyle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:06 pm
Posts: 952
Wesley1982 wrote:
I'm learning how to cultivate the Zen lifestyle around my house.


I don't use chairs or have a bed . . . but that is probably not what you had in mind . . . :oops:

back to the zen sandpit for me . . .
http://www.crizmac.com/artandsoul/index.php/2011/02/26/make-a-zen-garden/

_________________
YinYana Buddhism


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group