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 Yoga & Meditation Music Ever – Chosen By A Meditation Teacher

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In this list of the best meditation music I will be sharing tunes from all over the world, chosen by me, a meditation teacher and musician for more than 30 years (Hi.). We will look at all the best meditation music of different styles, including Zen meditation music, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and more. And we will look at how these sounds helps with sound healing I love anything musical. And I love sharing my passion with other people. But there is one funny thing about meditation music: You cannot listen to these tunes while meditating. It is impossible. You can…

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How To Make A Meditation Garden [Ideas & TUTORIAL]

In this tutorial, we will be looking at how to make a meditation garden, with lots of ideas for inspiration. I simply love the energy in a beautiful garden. And one of the best ways to make your garden even better is to create a garden meditation area. A garden meditation area is a relaxing space in which to practice meditation. If you have read my guide to making your home more Zen and creating a meditation space, you’ll know my thoughts on space. Space contains energy can help us or harm us. And when we are on the pathway…

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How To Zen Your Home To Make It Relaxing To Be In

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Once you know how to Zen your home, it will be so much easier to relax in your house or apartment. In this guide we'll look at how to make a Zen home. Of course the main benefit of this is sheer relaxation. Relaxing is something a lot of us struggle with. I personally find it difficult sometimes to de-stress. And the sad truth of it is this: One of the main causes of stress is your house or apartment. Of course, we love our homes.  But clutter, mess, and just plain bad decor can cause bad moods, stress, and the…

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Best Zen Books For Beginners To Read In 2020

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 In this guide, I'll be sharing with you all the best Zen books for beginners to read in 2020. Buddhism has become highly popular in the past 50 years. Today, there are hundreds of books about Buddhism and the philosophies therein.  Picking the best Zen book is not an easy feat. As a meditation teacher and author, I am often reading publications on Buddhism, spirituality, meditation and related topics. I'll be honest. Some of them suck. Then you get those titles that are okay, maybe worth a read but not worth buying. And then you get the very best Zen…

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Loving Kindness Meditation Script, How-To, Benefits 2020

The Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation Script (Metta meditation script) is a prayer (or simply words) that we use for developing kindness and compassion. It is one of the most important Buddhist meditations for beginners.  The technical, Buddhist name for this technique is Metta Bhavana, metta meaning compassion and bhavana meaning cultivating. Metta Bhavana (Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation) is a technique that we use to create feelings of love and kindness, warm feelings that make your inner world a place of compassion. It is used by many famous meditation teachers (especially popular of late is Sharon Salzberg's loving kindness meditation script). …

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How To Create A Meditation Room At Home
A beautiful Zen meditation room will help you to relax and unwind and to focus when meditating. There are many different types of meditation room.

How To Create A Meditation Room At Home

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In this guide, I am going to share my best ideas for home meditation room decor. I'll show you how to design a meditation room you can relax in so your home will be more Zen.  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 the perfect space so you can meditate in your home. How to make a meditation room  Ideas for decor of your Zen room Design tips Room styles   What colour the room should be What the most important items for decor…

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Buddhist Meditation For Beginners [8 Techniques To Experience]

There are lots of different types of Buddhist meditation for beginners to learn. In this tutorial on Buddhist meditation, I will guide you through all the most important practices, and their scripts and benefits. As a meditation teacher, I have helped many people to learn Buddhist meditation techniques, and today I will show you how to meditate like Buddha, who create many of the methods that we use today. With these methods, you will learn all about how your mind works, and you will take control of your emotions and your thoughts. Buddha brought meditation to the world via Tibet,…

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6 Best Meditation Cushions We Love In 2020
Choosing the right meditation cushion is important to your practice. Your meditation cushion should be comfortable and provide good support for your posture. Read our guide to the best meditation cushions below.

6 Best Meditation Cushions We Love In 2020

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In my list of the best meditation cushions to buy, you'll find Zafus, Zabutons, pillows and mats to use for meditation and yoga  If you're a serious meditator, you need a good meditation seat to help you to meditate in the correct sitting posture. The best meditation cushions offer back support that corrects your posture. Good posture helps you to focus when meditating and reduces the risk of knee and back pain. If you’ve been experiencing discomfort when sitting, a zafu or zabuton will help both your body and mind.    In this guide, I will help you buy a…

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How To Do Zen Meditation Techniques [For Beginners]

In this guide to Zen meditation techniques, beginners will learn how to do Zazen meditation and other methods, along with the benefits, hand positions, and sitting postures. Each of the different types of Zen meditation has various benefits, so it is worth trying all of them. And if you follow our newsletter, you certainly will have seen how valuable many these methods are. What are Zen Meditation techniques? Before we actually look at How to do Zen meditation techniques, let’s discuss what Zen meditation is. Zen meditation techniques are a variety of Buddhist meditation. Naturally, Zen meditation techniques stem from…

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5 Non Religious Meditation Techniques For Atheists And Agnostics

Yes, there are non-religious meditations for atheists and agnostics. And no matter what some hardcore religious people might try to tell you, you have just as much right to practice any exercise as anyone else has, whether you're atheist, agnostic or, well, anyone else. As a mindfulness teacher, I've taught non-religious meditation to atheists and agnostics for years.  Best non-religious meditations for Atheists   In my big guide to different methods of meditation, I revealed all the top techniques in the world.  There are five excellent non-religious meditation techniques atheists and agnostics will love. I'll share them in a sec. But…

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How To Make A Japanese Rock Garden (Zen Gardening)

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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 read my article How To Make A Meditation Space At Home. There are many benefits of rock garden landscaping. It is about so much more than just the landscaping. The health benefits of rock garden landscaping include stress-relief, alleviation of anxiety, and a lovely boost…

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121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Friends [Quotes List]

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 I was beginning my own journey to Zen, I fell in love with these teachers and their inspiring Buddhist quotes.  It was a moment of great personal development. And like the roots of a plant that need water, my mind needed inspiration in order to…

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What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments
Art of Buddhism's mara demon

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 trying to find enlightenment, the Buddhist Mara demon tempted Buddha with visions of beautiful women who were Mara's daughters [1]. The temptations stopped Buddha from achieving absolute enlightenment, just as temptations and attachments stop you and me from becoming enlightened.  [READ: How To Achieve Enlightenment]…

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Ultimate Guide To Zen Walking Meditation Technique & Benefits (Kinhin)

In this tutorial we will look at the Zen walking meditation technique (Kinhin), and its benefits. Zen walking meditation techniques, or “Kinhin”, is a traditional form of Buddhist mindfulness that offers many health benefits. The process is straightforward to understand; we simply apply the core concept of mindfulness to the process of walking. We focus the mind on the movement of walking. This increases the mind-body connection, heightens mindfulness, and boosts our mental well-being. Let's take a look at Zen walking meditation technique and the many physical and mental health benefits that it offers. Or, if you're new to Zen,…

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