Beginner’s Mind: the Practice of Putting One’s Self In Order

Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973 So in Love

Shunryu Suzuki, direct descendent of Zen masters, left us the teachings of Beginner’s Mind. If the teachings have awakened what you already know through life’s experiences, you will understand that he did not write the teachings. And, he makes clear, it would be a gross misunderstanding if you receive the teachings as any “particular” religious belief. Rather, it is not only compatible with all religions but essential to knowing your religion and yourself without becoming its’ prisoner, a slave to form without your true identity or real understanding. Zen practice is a practice of “putting self in order” and returning bit by bit to your original unique oneness with the infinite, nameless, formless, All that is One.

On February 12th at 8:00 am on zoom we will be engaging in an experiential application of the Beginner’s Mind tenets through the use of psychodrama and zazen meditation. May it be a true bridge to the teachings, expressing sincere gratitude to those who have pointed and point still to the humble practices born out of true “way seeking minds” amidst adversity and “mind weeds,” born out of wounds, old and new, in need of revelatory compassion that extends to all.

Accepting registrations at until Thursday February 10th.

Author: DrRachel

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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