Group active since Sat, Sep 17, 2011
This group is for lovers of Zen. Or just a place to hang your hat and talk about anything. We can talk about Books, writing and photography, pets, movies you name it. Ask questions, bring ideas, share your thoughts, post your favorite Zen quotes, learn meditation. Oh and don't forget recipes. Enjoy a Zen group with a little kick. A place for everything Zen. I am a Buddhist married to a Zen Buddhist Monk. Oh, and you don't have to be Buddhist to join this group. Oh and we are not vegetarian either :)
Jun 17, 2013
Thank you for being part of the group. I appreciate it. I hate when I get so busy that I neglect the group for a while. Rescuing cats is a full time job. But rewarding.
I wanted to mention a book that is great for those that are learning and even for those that have been studying for a while. It's easy read, easy to understand and just an all around great book.
The author of the book will be a guest on our radio show. "Zen Bowl Radio" and when we air it. I will post the link so you can listen in. It's internet radio so you can all listen in.
The book is called "Buddhism, plain and simple by Steve Hagen" Pick it up at a library or order from Amazon. But I know you will enjoy it.
I hope to hear from you all soon. And keep posting question, ideas and wonderful recipes. We do love food around here. :) And remember, my husband is a Zen Buddhist monk if you need assistance and he teaches meditation. So feel free to post anything here. He is also in the group.
Mar 24, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
My wonderful husband gave me this book as a gift. As you know my husband is a Zen Buddhist monk and knows a good author when he sees one.
The book is called "Love's Ripening" Rumi, on the Heart's Journey. This book is full of very romantic writing and poems. One quote from the book goes as such.
"There is no love greater than love with no object, for then you, yourself, have become love itself."
I hope you look up the book and give one to someone you love too. It touched my heart and I always go back to read it again and again.
Happy Valentine's Day to you all. Be safe and well.
Dec 21, 2012
Time to get back to it and meditate. I hope that you all find your quiet time and sit too.
Cheers to you all and have a wonderful Christmas. :)
Jul 3, 2012
I do appreciate everyone staying with me. I know I've been MIA for a while but I expect to come back full force. I've been working, or my husband and I rather, on our new radio show called Zen Bowl Radio.
I think it would be great to maybe have a show on cooking sometime. Maybe the history or or something exciting you can do on air. Maybe I will tap one of you on the shoulder to come to join us on the show as our guest!
I would love to see some post of topics and or questions.
Cheers to you all!
Nov 27, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
What book are you reading right now?
Bones of the Master:
(about the book)
In 1959 a young monk named Tsung Tsai (Ancestor Wisdom) escapes the Red Army troops that destroy his monastery, and flees alone three thousand miles across a China swept by chaos and famine. Knowing his fellow monks are dead, himself starving and hunted, he is sustained by his mission: to carry on the teachings of his Buddhist meditation master, who was too old to leave with his disciple.
Nearly forty years later Tsung Tsai — now an old master himself — persuades his American neighbor, maverick poet George Crane, to travel with him back to his birthplace at the edge of the Gobi Desert.
They are unlikely companions. Crane seeks freedom, adventure, sensation. Tsung Tsai is determined to find his master's grave and plant the seeds of a spiritual renewal in China. As their search culminates in a torturous climb to a remote mountain cave, it becomes clear that this seemingly quixotic quest may cost both men's lives.