Entering the Stream

Entering the Stream : Zen Journal Guides

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Balancing meditation with personal writing with our own inner thoughts and concerns can help us keep a healthy spiritual dynamic in daily life. We learn to look forward each day to the quiet time we spend with our own self-writing on the reflection of discovery we come to as we ask questions and give thought to the responses. It can help us to see when the ego is acting out and allow us to admit it in the privacy of the notebook. It can help us quietly sort out angers that arise from daily circumstances that are sometimes beyond our control. Or it can help us be grateful for the gift of a few moments of silence. It can help us apply the wisdom teachings by becoming intimate with them through our own exploration. We don't simply read and forget the teachings, we engage in the dialogue of understanding and developing the heart/mind in clarity and spiritual confidence. This workbook in Zen is intended to help us demonstrate that very quality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 190.5 x 234.95 x 5.84mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150754023X
  • 9781507540237

About Eido Frances Carney

Eido Frances Carney is the teacher and founder of Olympia Zen Center in Washington. She received Dharma Transmission from Niho Tetsumei Roshi of Entsuji Temple, Kurashiki, in 1997, in lineage with the hermit priest-poet Ryokan. She has a master's degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University and is the author of Kakurenbo Or the Whereabouts of Zen Priest Ryokan, and editor of Receiving the Marrow, Teachings on Dogen by Soto Zen Women Priests. She publishes fiction and poetry and is an exhibited painter.
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