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Zen is not for everyone. It's rewards are hard-won, but very profound and spiritually rewarding.
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Zen: My Experiences of Zen Practice.

Zen: My Experiences of Zen Practice. | Zen | Scoop.it
It's rewards are hard-won, and almost possible to define with words, yet words... Zen communicates through experiential practices.
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Many people think Zen is a religion. Well, if awareness of life and all that goes with it is considered to be a religion, then yes, it is a religion but not in the conventional sense. To me, Zen is a 'way' and it can be applied to any religion if religion is something that you want to pursue, not just Zen Buddhism but for instance
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Zen: Dirty Water Zen

Zen: Dirty Water Zen | Zen | Scoop.it
Zen can be a way of any religion. However, Zen can be applied to anything in life. Through zazen, comes mindfulness with all its benefits..
Derek Ayre's insight:
If I was to make a statement about life, it would be.... Life is about Zen or even more specific, life IS Zen.
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Zen: Therapeutic Zen: Why Meditate?

Zen: Therapeutic Zen: Why Meditate? | Zen | Scoop.it
Why Meditate? Research has shown that it is the harmful stress that meditation can address and reduce
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Zazen is a form of Zen meditation whose aim it is to empty the mind of all thoughts - although many Zen practitioners would say that zazen is not meditation at all, but more of a process. It is very easy to describe how to do zazen, but it takes commitment to make it work effectively.
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