Don’t Look Forward Look Back

In this post I describe a technique that is extremely powerful and which when put in to practise fulfils many if not all of the criteria that Zen would consider most beneficial to a persons development. It has the power to bring the mind or "mad monkey" under control whilst simultaneously "setting the attention on… Continue reading Don’t Look Forward Look Back


To Let Go or To Control

Once a person has familiarised themselves with a reasonable selection of literature related to Zen Buddhism they often find that there is a lot of seemingly conflicting advice. Some writers advocate "letting go" of thoughts and mental processes while others recommend getting thoughts under control and stabilising the mind. Sometimes this conflicting advice can become… Continue reading To Let Go or To Control