Years ago, if you had asked me if it was okay to practice qigong while listening to music, I would have told you no. I was taught not to practice qigong to music and so I repeated the same thing to my students. Simple, right? Today, I’m a more mature teacher. I’ve learned to think […]
Why Now is the Perfect Time to Practice Zen Death Meditation
“My body is fragile and vulnerable,” I said to myself. “Death will come to me whether I’m prepared or not.” I was walking along a suburban, Florida sidewalk with my trusty mini-Schnauzer, Sgt. Pepper. I breathed out gently through my mouth and looked at a beautiful magnolia tree. Then, a Muscovy duck, with its strange, […]
Should Your Mind Be Totally Empty While Meditating?
The year was 1991. I was attending a lecture at Columbia University by Professor Robert Thurman, a famous Buddhist scholar…
Why Qigong Students Should Stop Lifting The Tongue
Qigong students are often taught to lift the tongue to the roof of the mouth. But why? And should you stop?
6 Zen Tips to Get You through This Crazy Election Season
The Zen tradition has some useful tips for the 21st century. These tips will not only help you to get through this election, but also help us to work towards a healthier America.