Three Zen Stories

As with all old stories, Zen stories have spawned very many variations. I’ve chosen to take many liberties, recounting the stories in less “dated” (i.e.. “… a samurai entered a tea house …”) fashion. These three Zen stories are the foundation of Fishnu's teaching. They are extremely powerful, and at first sound simply like "Ah, … Continue reading Three Zen Stories

The Beginner’s Mind – Listen

There are three modes for using our brain: 1. Learning - The ability to assimilate knowledge and obtain skills. 2. Thinking - The ability to use learned knowledge to design strategies or optimize a skill. 3. Doing - Executing a strategy or skill. All of us excel at those three brain modes to different degrees. I … Continue reading The Beginner’s Mind – Listen