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Trusting Life's Changes

We all seek the ultimate answer to what we can really count on in life. Many absorb the words and experiences of others and expect them to provide all they need. They hold onto these truth fiercely. But, what was real and true for us yesterday may make no sense a few days later. Conditions change, we change, our needs and understanding changes. So, what can we really count on, where can we put our trust? Come listen to this episode and find out.


A Taste of Honey

We all want life to be sweet and are looking for that taste of honey. We look for it in our food, relationships, friends, circumstances that will not disturb us. The goal is comfort and being undisturbed. But all that is sweet turns bitter. Where can we find a taste of honey that remains delicious and comforting throughout all the experiences in our life? Come listen and see.


The Great Return: (Returning Home To Ourselves)

Here we are at end of summer, preparing to return home. Everything returns to where it came from, it has to. Waves return to seashore, baby to mother's arms, friends to one another. Learn how the great rhythms of the universe can bring us exactly where we belong. Learn the great art of pausing and return.


An End To Sorrow

We all wish to be happy and plan our lives around it. Inevitably, however, happy times come and go. How is it possible to end sorrow and experience unflinching happiness? Our first reaction is to fight disturbing moments, but this episode offers a completely new way of experiencing sorrow so that it transforms into a deeper life.


The One Who Walks Alone

We all seek companionship, good friends. We want to be heard and to be known. And yet within ourselves and our worlds is One Who Walks Alone. This is a Zen koan. This is not a lonely one, but one who can never be lonely, who walks in her truth, living the life given to them.


Again and Again; The Great Value of Repetition

Here we are in summer, vacationing, looking for excitemement and refreshment, hoping to make life special. Then we return to our routines, having to face ordinary moments again. But here is a secret about how to make our usual lives alive, refreshing and filled with surprises.Without going anywhere at all.


Go Wash Your Cup

The Zen direction to lasting happiness is very different from the way we usually live. When asked that question, teachers just point to what is under your nose. Happiness is right here always, they are saying, offering a cup of tea. Drink your tea, enjoy it! And then, please, wash your cup. Both the drinking and cleaning, receiving and giving make for a complete life.


Wanting Nothing In Return

Usually we give to others, expecting a great deal in return. This way of life keeps us dependent upon the outcome of our actions. If they go as we wish, we are a success, if not a failure. Find out a totally new way of giving that frees you to enjoy each moment, person and gift, no matter the outcome.


Falling In Love With Your Fantasy

So many of us falling in love with someone because they make us feel good and meet our needs. When they change, the love vanishes. But are we in love with them, or with our fantasy about them? Are we basically in love with ourselves? Learn how to break through this, let go of the fantasy and see what love truly is.


Leaving The House of Sorrow

It's so easy to get trapped into sorrow that we can't get out of. Zen wisdom has a way for us to open the windows and doors, to let the sun in and find that there is so much more happening along with the sorrow we experience.


The Best Encouragement Is No Encouragement

Find out why the Best Encouragement is No Encouragement. We all want to be encouraged, uplifted, inspired and look for role models to emulate. But when someone disappoints us, or things go wrong, our inspiration usually goes down the hill. The Zen Way, however, offers an entirely different way to remain inspired and encouraged. Take a step on this new path.


Inevitable Kindness (The Tree House Master)

How can we fill our lives with acts of Inevitable, natural kindness? How do we live with playfulness and joy, no matter what? The great Master who lived in a tree house tells us, offering a surprising wake up call.


It's Not An Ordinary Afternoon

After an exciting day of celebrations, many feel let down, as if now it's just an ordinary afternoon... Nothing special. They retreat and go through the paces of the life. But each day, each moment is unique and precious. Let's learn how not to kill time, to miss our lives, and live it to the call.


Where Is Life? Where is Death?

So many are shocked by the sudden loss of two well known individuals. Why did they resort to suicide to end their suffering? In Zen we explore the very nature of what life is, how it can be lived fully in a way that brings fulfillment. We also look at the cycles of life and death that occur each day and how to be at ease with them. Finally, we can grow to see, that wherever one is, these cycles go on endlessly, and there is a deep way to live without suffering and a sense of separation.


The True Craving

We all are in the grip of cravings which run our lives mercilessly. But no matter what we do to satisfy it, the craving continues anyway. Nothing hit the spot. That is because we have not yet recognized what it is we are truly hungry for. Once we do, our true craving turns our life around and brings real satisfaction.


Come Find Me: Hiding In The Zen Hut

Most of us spend our lives searching. Something is missing and we don't know where it is. And all the time the door to the Zen Hut is open and all we are looking for is right within. In fact, you are being called to enter. "Come Find Me", life says.


There's No Such Thing As Garbage

We discard so much in our lives, considering it garbage. Either it's gotten old, lost its glimmer, or seems unimportant in our lives. But here we stop and realize the price we pay when doing that, how much of our lives we toss away. We also understand why an old Zen Master taught his student that there was no such thing as garbage. Everything serves everything else.


Attention! Attention! Attention!

We are bombarded by so many demands upon our attention, not realizing that our attention is our precious energy and life force. What we pay attention to increases and intensifies in our lives. Learn how to take charge of your life and energy and live according to your true direction.


Nothing Bad Ever Happened

Most of our lives we spend dwelling upon painful situations. But here is a way to turn that around and see that whatever happens, holds a precious gift for us.


The Real Miracle

We're all looking for miracles, sudden beneficial changes in our lives. And miracles do happen. But Henry Miller, tells us that there is only one real miracle. Standing Still. See what he means and how to step off the merry go round of life.