Today, we’re going to look at ways to Zen your life and how to live a Zen lifestyle. Zen is all about the art of simplicity. As Buddhist teacher Thich Thien-An said, “The beauty of Zen is found in simplicity and tranquility, in a sense of the all-embracing harmony of things.” When we live the… Continue reading Zen Your Life: How To Live Zen Lifestlye
10 + Zen Ideas For You To Try Today
Welcome to the “Zen” section of The Daily Meditation. In this section we look in depth at Zen, including:
- Zen meditation techniques.
- How to haven a Zen attitude in your everyday life
- How to have a Zen living space, including a Zen garden,
- and more.
Here are some of our most popular Zen articles:
Zen Meditation Technique: Perhaps the most important thing to know about Zen is how to do Zen meditation techniques. I love Zen meditation. And I want to share my passion with you. That’s why I’ve written an in-depth guide to Zen meditation technique.
How To Live In The Moment: Zen is all about living in the moment with “present moment mindfulness”. This is a positive attitude that I would like to help you to create in your own life. Take a look at my guide to Living In The Moment.
Zen Garden Meditation: Have you ever been to a Zen garden? They are fabulous, relaxing places that are perfect for meditation. And you can design one for your own home. Take a look at my guide to Zen Garden Meditation.
Best Meditation Music Artists Who Make You Relax
In this list of the best meditation music artists, I will be sharing tunes from all over the world, chosen by me, a meditation teacher and musician for more than 30 years. We will look at all the best meditation music of different styles, including Zen meditation music, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and more. And we… Continue reading Best Meditation Music Artists Who Make You Relax
10 Best Zen Books Beginners Will Love In 2022
In this guide: All the best Zen books for beginners to read in 2022. As a meditation teacher and author, I’ve read a ton of Zen books. And I’ll be honest. Some suck. Some are okay, maybe worth a read but not worth buying. And then, every once in a while, you stumble upon a… Continue reading 10 Best Zen Books Beginners Will Love In 2022
Everything On Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Bhavana) [With Script]
I love teaching the Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation script (Metta Bhavana). It fills us so full of, well, love and kindness, of course. It’s one of the most important Buddhist meditation techniques. And lots of meditation teachers talk about it, like Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, and me. But despite the popularity… Continue reading Everything On Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Bhavana) [With Script]
Zen meditation Room: Design Ideas for Your Zen Space
In this guide, I am going to share my best ideas for Zen meditation rooms at home. If you’re a proud homeowner who loves meditating, you are going to get so much out of this guide. You’ll learn: How to create a space to meditate in at home. How to make a meditation room Ideas… Continue reading Zen meditation Room: Design Ideas for Your Zen Space
8 Best Buddhist Meditation Techniques For Beginners
There are lots of different Buddhist meditation techniques for beginners. And each has its own benefits. When you use these meditations, you will learn to understand and control your mind. I have witnessed firsthand how Buddhist meditation can change lives. And in this guide, I will teach you everything you need to know. I personally… Continue reading 8 Best Buddhist Meditation Techniques For Beginners
Best Meditation Cushions For Bad Knees & Bad Backs
In my list of the best meditation cushions for bad kneed and backs, you’ll find zafus, zabutons, pillows, and mats. These cushions will improve your posture and help you to meditate. If you’re a serious meditator, you need a good meditation seat to help you to meditate in the correct sitting posture. You will find… Continue reading Best Meditation Cushions For Bad Knees & Bad Backs
4 Zen Meditation Techniques Beginners Need To Know
In this guide to Zen meditation techniques, beginners will learn how to do Zazen meditation and other methods. Technically, these exercises are a variety of Mahayana Buddhist meditation. They are mostly about developing concentration. Indeed, the word “Zen” can be translated to mean “concentration”. So don’t be surprised when you’re suddenly a lot more focused… Continue reading 4 Zen Meditation Techniques Beginners Need To Know
5 Non Religious Meditations For Atheists, Agnostics
Yes, there are non-religious meditations for atheists and agnostics. No matter what some hardcore religious folk might tell you, you have just as much right to meditate as anyone else. As a private meditation teacher, I’ve taught non-religious meditation to atheists and agnostics for years. And in this article, I will teach you those very… Continue reading 5 Non Religious Meditations For Atheists, Agnostics
How To Make A Japanese Rock Garden
In this tutorial, we will look at how to make a Japanese Rock Garden (Zen Garden) at home. You’ll learn the benefits of rock garden landscaping, how to use them for meditation, and how to tend to your sand/gravel in a mindful way. If you love DIY and Zen, you will also definitely want to… Continue reading How To Make A Japanese Rock Garden
121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Friends
Buddhist proverbs are truly inspiring. In the Buddhist quotes below you can see all the wisdom of Buddha. Over the years, many beautiful minds have spoken or written about the Zen way of life. Eckhart Tolle. Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield… and all the other spiritual gurus [READ: List of the Best Spiritual Gurus] While… Continue reading 121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Friends
What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments
Do you know the story from Buddhism of the mara demon and Buddha? It is a Buddhist teaching that is all about freeing your mind To free your mind, you need to know how to stop what Buddhism calls the Mara (demon) from controlling you. Just like how Buddha stopped Mara. While the Buddha was… Continue reading What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments
Ultimate Guide To Zen Walking Meditation [Kinhin]
In this tutorial, we will look at Zen walking meditation (Kinhin). I have taught this method to many people in my private meditation lessons. Almost universally, my students find it grounding and relaxing. And it is also excellent for stress reduction. As with other styles of Zen meditation, there are specific ways to practise. So,… Continue reading Ultimate Guide To Zen Walking Meditation [Kinhin]