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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No trivia or quizzes gayda. Sep 05, JEM rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love and a Map to the Unaltered Soul. Spiritual Practice bayfa Everyday Life. He just blasts right past that limitation. March 25, Imprint: There are many of us I’m sure that are looking forward to your future works. Rather, it’s about if it can be said to be “about” anything doing the hard work of being with yourself, with your life as it is.

I bow to you for you are a Master! View Full Version of PW. We will always have work. Ezra Bayda I have not had the honor of meeting you personally yet I thank you most sincerely for the gift of your writings. Instead, we can see it and use it as a catalyst on our path. Jun 02, Matthew Gantt rated it it was amazing.

Grounded in fundamentals, hammers the basic message home using day to day examples. It took me a while to get into this book, but as continued to read more and more, it started to click. He is compassionate and funny. And he often slips into the voice of Trungpa Chogyam, which is the final, and a bit unsettling.


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When we say Yes to fear, even though we may feel terror, we can begin to see there is no real physical danger. Aug 29, Princessjay rated it liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. This book is incredibly useful. I really liked his loving-kindness meditation, which you direct toward yourself first, then to people close to you, and then to the whole world.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. I remember when I first started my spiritual journey I had the strong expectation that practice would free me from anxiety and fear. In fact, the essence of living authentically starts when we learn to relate to our fears in a new way.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. This is one of the situations where it is clearest that our own difficulties are the path: How to write a great review. Remarkably, the episode of falling through the thin ice was very short. 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 18, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: In truth, he equivocates a bit on this point, sometimes emphasizing that it is impossible to get rid of these conditioned responses, other times 51 talking about dismantling the self.

Zen Is Right Here. Affirmations for the 21st Century. Once we have this understanding, which is a fundamental change in how we relate to life, we can begin to deal with the layers of pain and suffering that make up so much of our existence. It’s Monday Only in Your Mind.


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Here, the practitioner does not the thoughts and feelings. How to sit with one’s fear, pain, discomfort, and realize that life is exactly what it is, and we are exactly who we are. Lists with This Book. These masquerades as Zen books but rea This small book is a bible for beginers and advanced meditators alike. It tells us to not go beyond the outer edge of our cocoon. It was well worth my time.

Well, those people are us! Spectacular, explained some things in in a fresh way that Zera couldn’t seem to quite wrap my head around before.

Saying Yes to Fear | Ezra Bayda | Sweeping Zen

Sitting with whatever that comes is the practice. Nov 07, John rated it it was amazing. OMG – Could it get any simpler or more sane without being wimpy? What we have to understand is that fear is the protective cocoon of ego telling us to stop.

Uncharted Corners of Consciousness. Jul 15, Graham added it Shelves: Nov 18, Jon Cooper rated it liked it. Nov 21, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: Bought as a gift for my friends who also practice.

But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply ezrw fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create.