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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This is my bible. Infact other than day to day stuff – call them mundane mind objects-as they arise, what else is there? In the last chapter, Bayda writes of his experiences as a hospice volunteer and the connections he made and such an ability to connect is evident in the way he communicates his ideas. There are lots of basic, usable instructions on meditation. Bayda’s big point is that there really is no such thing as Nirvana–though he never uses that word straight up.

One could read the last section without the previous two, and understand most everything. Then we can awaken to the loving-kindness that is at the heart of our being. Making a Change for Good. However, the true “nuts and bolts” of Buddhism practice can be found most directly in Bayea.


To ask other readers questions about Being Zenplease sign up. May I attend to whatever clouds the heart. How to Cook Your Life. Instead of denying them or trying to escape them we learn that they are part of our path in life. Bringing Meditation to Life by Ezra Bayda.

A helpful hint, read his three books in chronological order with this book first. How Would Buddha Act? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

BEING ZEN: Bringing Meditation to Life

My own copy has been to prison with my brother and back, and I’ve bayxa bought5 copies of this to give to people because it’s so good. And fall I did—right into the icy water!

The first is seeing fear as the enemy, a flaw, a weakness, within myself that I have to conquer. The Power of Now.

Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life

The message of this book can be summoned up in the following passage: Spiritual Practice in Everyday Life. Ezra’s writing came across as vulnerable to me as describ I’ve been meditating at the San Diego Zen Center since January.

beihg The Buddhist Path to Simplicity: But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply rooted fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create. Ezra Bayda shares many stories to help the reader know how to deal with many situations in life.


March 25, Imprint: The title should be at least 4 characters long. In he began working with Charlotte Joko Beck, and began teaching inreceiving dharma transmission in Moving Beyond Negativity and Limiting Beliefs.

About Zen Center San Diego: Ezra Bayda

Meditation, after all, takes as much time as any other habit to acquire. I bought the book and thought “hey, here’s my chance.

The more deeply we understand what it means to say Yes, the less we feel the need to push away fear when it zsn. The book is primarily based around Zen practice–that is, sitting meditation, what to expect, and what to do. Bayda goes into specific and carefully crafted detail on how to deal with: Uncharted Corners of Consciousness. The Art of Zen Meditation.