Mindfulness has changed since 2012 (goodbye)

Over the last four years, I’ve sent you 677 emails on mindfulness. To put that in perspective, if we printed out all of these emails, it would be over eighteen (yes, 18!) books on mindfulness. That’s a lot of mindfulness tips, advice, and information. Not too mention the occasional humor, satire, parody, curmudgeonly grumbling, plus […]

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Do we have turtles all the way down?

A Hindu mystic was giving a lecture about the nature of the physical universe, according to Hindu cosmology. During the lecture, he said … “Long ago in a mystical trance, our masters saw that the world, and indeed the entire universe, is supported on the back of a giant turtle.” After the lecture, a scientist […]

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Why Tai Chi sucks for mindfulness

Over 30 years ago, a fairly well-known ZEN MASTER wrote a book. And in the book, he said Tai Chi sucked for mindfulness. OK, so he didn’t really say “sucked” – I’m paraphrasing. But he did say that Tai Chi was just an exercise, like a folk dance, and that it didn’t have the “true […]

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Chi work instead of meditation

As you may know, I started on the mindfulness path as a Zen student Even though I’m probably better known as a Chi teacher, I was a Zen student a few years before I became interested in tai chi or qigong. And by the way, I mean a *real* Zen student studying under a roshi. […]

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Mindfulness: unavailable for an entire year

Yesterday’s email had one of our “spot the mindfulness trap” stories. I told a story and ask you to spot the mindfulness trap in it. The good news is that unlike past times when I’ve done this, nobody made up their own traps. Everyone who responded stuck to the list of traps from the Mindful […]

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Then die and get out of the way

“I’m 53. I can’t stand people my age who how proud they are that they don’t know how to operate an iPhone. It really drives me mental. Then die. Get out of the way. Go home. This is how we’re doing things now.” – Comedian, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait   We are EXTREMELY fortunate […]

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