“When we let the ego have free reign we suffer – but when we learn to let go, we are free.” —— Dr. Epstein explores where psychotherapy and Buddhism can complement each other in the persuit of mental wellness. —— The Buddha and Freud, Dr Epstein says, came to a similar conclusion. Ego is theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein”
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Thoughts on: “Walk Like a Buddha” by Lodro Rinzler
“All of you are perfect as you are, and you can use a little improvement” Zen Master Suzuki Roshi This is a very practical and accessible book about how to apply the teachings of the buddha to different aspects modern life. It has a question/answer format like: What would the buddha do in this andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Walk Like a Buddha” by Lodro Rinzler”
Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner
Brad Warner is punk rocker turned Zen master. He is “controversial” because he is not part of either of the two dominating fractions of Zen in the west; the overly intellectualized one or the woo-woo New age version. —————————————— He wants to make Zen available and practical for to regular people with normal lives andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner”
Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”
Top Books of the Year – #6
#6 “Radical Honesty” by Blad Blanton —-— It’s about anger. It’s about how moralism comes back to bite you in the ass. It’s about neurosis. It’s about deadening. Low intensity suffering caused by being on guard. It’s about growing the fuck up! It’s about willingness to take care of oneself. It’s about telling the truthContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #6”
Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton
We all lie like hell to ourselves and others, and it’s stresses us to death.It’s to the point, unapologetic and without sugar coating. The honesty Dr Blanton is talking about is not just “truth is the best policy”, but to tell the truth as you experience it, in great detail and no matter how itContinue reading “Thoughts on: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton”
Reading list updated!
I finally got my reading list (with scores!) from last year published on the site. I bet you’ll find something you like in there! Enjoy!
Thoughts on: “The Stranger in the Woods”
Christopher Knight was 20 years old when he one day walked into the woods, never to return to society again. It took 27 years for him to reemerge, not by his own choosing, but because he got captured by the police for stealing food. ————— He spent a third of a century alone in theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Stranger in the Woods””
Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”
I feel like some book are meant to be studied rather just being read. There are some book that I decided not to review for this reason. Reading them ones just don’t do the trick, usually this is the case with esoteric writings like today’s book. ——————— So I read the book two more timesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind””
Meeting the mysterious @BooksOnTheTub.
05.45 AM – Meeting the mysterious man behind Books on the Tub. He got a hold of my “to-read”-list and had a few books in his collection that where in the list. So this morning, at un ungodly hour, I meet him in person for the first time and got a stack of interesting books.Continue reading “Meeting the mysterious @BooksOnTheTub.”