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  • n. The Zen denomination of Buddhism.


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  • Tolle claims to have undergone a "spiritual crisis" one night in his Belsize Park bedsit, aged 29, that destroyed his previous identity as a near-suicidal perfectionist worrier – but you can roll your eyes at that and still find much value in his core message, based largely on Zen Buddhism, which is that most of us spend our lives mentally fixated on the past or future, when only the present is "real".

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  • "Half of Tai Chi is Taoism and Zen Buddhism, which is in total contrast to what we as a Christian church believe in," Rev Morse told AAP.

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  • For example, I have little or no objection to eastern systems of spirituality, such as Zen Buddhism, since they are empirical in nature and do not ask us to accept things on faith alone.

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  • For years, I immersed myself in Zen Buddhism and yoga.

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  • Mr. Eugenides also drew on his own spiritual experimentation—he's tried everything from Zen Buddhism to Catholicism—and his travels to Europe and India, where he volunteered with Mother Teresa.

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  • The son of a Presbyterian minister, he was born in New York, lived in France and then came to Hawaii in the 1970s to study Zen Buddhism.

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  • A convert to Zen Buddhism, he was convinced as anyone could be that this life is all there is.

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  • Since I had always associated martial arts with Asian culture and Eastern religions such as Zen Buddhism, the connection with Islam did not immediately occur to me.

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  • In Zen Buddhism, there is this statement: "The finger that points to the moon is not the moon."

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  • So today, I marvel at the "enso," the Japanese word for circle, which is one of the most important concepts of Zen Buddhism.

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