10 Ways To Spice Up Your Zazen. ~ Herb Eko Deer

Via Herb Eko Deer
on Nov 3, 2013
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You must have had Satori by now, right?

It’s getting so easy to reach Satori these days that it’s getting harder and harder to find good excuses not to make it to the zendo in order to reach the ultimate climax.

Whatever you think of Satori: getting excited, smiling, dancing and being in love with the universe, it will be 10 times better in real life if you could just get off your butt and get on your butt.

So what’s your excuse this week?

Too many kids, too much work, too many addictions, too many “issues”?

Well, perhaps the problem is with your zazen. Maybe if your zazen were a just a little bit more exciting, it could add just the right spice to push you over the hump and into nirvana!

So here are 10 of the most exciting ways we have discovered to tweak your zazen to make it more revealing and appealing.

1. Try drinking espresso just before you enter the zendo.

2. Put tiger balm on your zafu.

3. Try sitting without any underwear.

4. Read an erotic novel just before you sit.

5. Pay yourself $5 every time you make it to zazen.

6. Invite someone to whom you’re attracted to sit with you.

7. Sit blindfolded.

8. Try a vibrating zafu.

9. Hit the happy hour oyster bar on your way in.

10. Read some Dogen and then do zazen sitting “on” the Shobogenzo.

Now you know the trade secrets for getting here-now even faster, so don’t waste you time by night or day!


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About Herb Eko Deer

Herb Ein Eko Deer is a paradox and he isn’t. Born in Texas in 1968, his first kensho was as a born again Christian, which lasted until he got into drugs in high school. After becoming interested in Zen, inspired by Yoda, he moved to a traditional zen monastery in order to see if his kensho experiences were truly authentic from a certified zen masters point of view.  They weren’t, so he decided to stay there and practice zen until he had reached an authentic state of enlightenment.“My vision and hope is to someday create a full time monastic training program that combines many styles of martial arts, qi-gong, energy healing, 12 Steps for Normal People and tai-chi with the Zen. This vision is inspired by Yoda, obviously the most kick-ass character in the star wars series he is.” Ein Eko believes that 99% of delusion is caused by emotional stuck places. Therefore, he teaches resolving emotional issues and patterns through koan study, 12 steps, communication practice, martial arts and 12,000 hours of zazen. He thanks you for this opportunity to connect and invites you to visit his average blog site.


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