37 Days to Zen – 4 Days Left

Four days to go, or should I say four years to go... It will be like a walk up the side of a mountain in Nepal, barefoot, in the snow, with no Sherpa...carrying enough food to feed the rest of the monastery. And pulling a dead horse. But it will be worth it. Food intake … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 4 Days Left

37 Days to Zen – 10 and a Wakeup

I found Zen today, at least temporary Zen. I took the day to recharge and found myself in between a large flowing creek and the still waters that sustained as many Cypress trees as the eye could see. A primitive campsite, peace and quiet, and sounds of nature that included crows in the distance, turtles … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 10 and a Wakeup

37 Days to Zen – 11 Days to Reality

I don't want to have to admit this, especially on my own blog series, but I just looked up the definition of zen. "The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (dʑjen) (pinyin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna (ध्यान ),[2] which can … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 11 Days to Reality

37 Days to Zen – Day 18 Rough Day 11

There are some days I am not worth shooting, and since I am writing this at night, I can go ahead and tell you that today was one of those days. I felt like crap since waking up. I didn't want to get out of bed; I didn't want to get in the shower, I … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – Day 18 Rough Day 11