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After Enlightenment, the Laundry – the Zen Experience
After Enlightenment, the Laundry – the Zen Experience

Enlightenment, a state of profound spiritual awakening, has been sought after by individuals across different cultures and religions throughout history. In Zen philosophy, enlightenment holds a special place, often portrayed as a transcendent experience that brings about profound transformation. However, the Zen masters teach us that the journey doesn’t end with enlightenment but rather continues into the fabric of everyday life. This article explores the concept of “After Enlightenment, the Laundry” and how mundane tasks can become a Zen experience.

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Convalescence and Meditation
Convalescence and Meditation

Convalescence is the gradual process of recovery in gaining back one’s health and strength to return to some or original form of functionality. The term has mainly been used in the past for chronic illness, however, the process of convalescence can be from an acute injury, surgery and even mental illnesses. The term is often used for the later stages of recovery.

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Walking the Path of Zen: Routines of a Buddhist Practitioner

Buddhism is a way of life that is followed by millions of people worldwide. Zen is a major lineage within Buddhism. One of the most important aspects of Zen Buddhism is the practice of Zen meditation. Zen Buddhism is known as the direct path to self-realization as meditation is central to the practice of Zen.

Zen meditation (zazen) is a way of training the mind to focus on the present moment, without judgment. It is a powerful tool for reducing stress, increasing overall wellbeing. Ultimately, zazen is a self-realization practice. In this article, we will discuss the routines of a Buddhist practitioner and how they incorporate Zen meditation into their daily lives.

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Experiencing Depression? How Meditation can help.

There are many different forms of depression ranging from chronic mild depression to more severe major depressive disorders like manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Although the exact causes of depression are not known, there are three components that are known to contribute to its development. Factors include chemical or hormone imbalance, genetics and trauma.

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