Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Practice : The 5 Wisdoms of Preparation #1

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very importantly your little bodymind started moving for your survival andContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Practice : The 5 Wisdoms of Preparation #1”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Prayer and Praying #1 : The Prayer of Forgiveness

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very significantly you needed your parent/s prayer for your survival andContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Prayer and Praying #1 : The Prayer of Forgiveness”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #3 : Physicality . . . astonishing power and healing

The Astonishing Power of Meditation to Heal This is the third part in this series today [links to parts 1 and 2 are below] – and we’re focussing on physicality . . . it’s astonishing to know how profoundly Meditation has been healing us since Ancient times.   Physically, one of the ways Meditation healsContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #3 : Physicality . . . astonishing power and healing”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #1 : astonishing power and healing

There are so many, many definitions of what Meditation is, and of course there are many systems of teaching Meditation technique. The Yoga approach is one of the most well known and structured ways to learn. The Zen way, of sitting zazen, is one of the least structured meditation practices. What is common, as farContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #1 : astonishing power and healing”

Some Of Our Buddhas Are A Bit Bonkers . . .

Every so often I like to write from my own voice of truth: about the way I’ve seen Zen and Yoga culture changing over the last 30-or-so years . . . so this type of blog is a bit different from my usual content of “how-to – . . . ” etc: about some ofContinue reading “Some Of Our Buddhas Are A Bit Bonkers . . .”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Rest and Relaxation #1 : this teaching never changes!

When you think “thrive”, think of all the seemingly small, but necessary daily elements of life as the miraculous organ you are as a human being. At our essence we are a living organism, on a living Planet, in a living Universe. So, I’ve been teaching this for over 20 years : the teaching neverContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Rest and Relaxation #1 : this teaching never changes!”

How Do I Get My Flow Flowing ?

When we talk about “going with the flow” , we talk about “being in the moment” or about this feeling of somehow being in a natural state of grace. When your Flow seems to go, it can feel like a great big block in your life. . This is my inspiration for you: “We areContinue reading “How Do I Get My Flow Flowing ?”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Flow #1 : Essence of Flow – breath, blood, life force

When you think “thrive”, think of all the seemingly small, but necessary daily elements of life as the miraculous organ you are as a human being. At our essence we are a living organism, on a living Planet, in a living Universe.     All we are on a physical level as a human beingContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Flow #1 : Essence of Flow – breath, blood, life force”

How I fit zen meditation into my day #1 | connect, destress, sit

Zen is in the living – your day becomes a daily process of meditation, awareness and awakening . . . when you live simply. Before we get into how I fit meditation into my day with zen . . . let’s get real about something: we have a daily choice to search for what isContinue reading “How I fit zen meditation into my day #1 | connect, destress, sit”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Thrive #1: Simplicity

One of the most important virtues we need to live consciously as a vegan, and practising and living with zen in our lives, to live well and thrive, is simplicity. Being able to live simply may be what we need as the grounding anchor in going through the changes we face during the next fewContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Thrive #1: Simplicity”