Being Zen has ratings and 40 reviews. Graham said: A great book for applying Zen/Buddhist principles to everyday life.: For over three years I’ve bee. Ezra Bayda is a Zen teacher affiliated with the Ordinary Mind Zen School, having received formal dharma transmission from Charlotte Joko Beck. A student of. The paradox of Zen is that learning to just live in the present requires lots of hard work. In Being Zen, seasoned Zen teacher Ezra Bayda unpacks this paradox.

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This book is incredibly useful. He emphasizes that this is an experiential event, not a thinking one: I found the chapters, ‘three aspects of sitting’ and ‘loving kindness meditation’ very clear and helpful. Remarkably, the episode of falling through bahda thin ice was very short. Good luck to you on the path. If every other book adds spice to your life, this book is a cool drink of water.

But Bayda offers clear instruction, as a teacher pointing the way toward Ultimate Clarity should. Lists with This Book. And while it takes courage to be present with these emotions we learn that they are but old programs and often ancient belief systems that take us away from the genuine life we all deserve.

Saying Yes to Fear | Ezra Bayda | Sweeping Zen

Grounded in fundamentals, hammers the basic message home using day to day examples. In fact, the essence of living authentically starts when we learn to relate to our fears in a new way. Baydx Bayda shares many stories to help the reader know how to deal with many situations in life. I loved this book. The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents. Ezra examines these emotions and teaches us how we can mindfully learn to transform them in a way that truly works.


He discusses hard and soft kinds of practice–hard being disciplined and continuing to beeing the practice even when we do not want to, soft being the loving kindness we bring to ourselves. I highly bayra this book for anyone who would like to deepen their practice.

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May I be awake in this moment, just as it is. What we need ezn the willingness to just be with our experiences—whether they are painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the reality of our lives without trying to fix or change anything.

It took me a while to get into this book, but as continued to read more and more, it started to click. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

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The book presupposes that the reader have some understanding of what Zen or Buddhist “practice,” is, and what it entails, but is in no way a mandatory prerequisite to getting a lot from this book. Can we ezta it to penetrate our hearts?

Because fear is what drives much of our behavior, and at the same time it is the one thing that we least want to feel. Topics include how to cultivate:. Nov 21, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: In a way, I actually look forward to being pushed to work with my deepest attachments—to comfort, to control, to my body, to my future.


Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life by Ezra Bayda

The Power of Meditation. Although this is relatively standard Zen, I thought it came from an interesting enough angle that it made some of the concepts clearer to me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When we say Yes to fear, even though we may feel terror, we can begin to see there is no real physical danger.

Books by Ezra Bayda. I will no doubt continue to find gems in it, since I’m sure to pick it up to read again in a few years. Ezra Bayda Ezda have not had the honor of meeting you personally yet I thank you most sincerely for the gift of your writings.

Jun 03, Danny Martin rated it really beijg it. What I didn’t realize is that the information this book contains would exceed anything I have read in any religious book, psychology book, or college text.

Sep 05, JEM rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 24, Alexis rated it it was amazing.