Category Archives: ZEN STORIES

Zen Story: It will pass

It Will Pass A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep. It’s just horrible!” “It will pass,” the teacher said matter-of-factly. A … Continue reading

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Monk Power

Sir Isaac Newton is best known for his theories regarding gravity and laws of motion on earth (we all know the apple story by now).  In short, Newton theorizes that all matter is self-contained and that the only way to … Continue reading

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The 7 Principles of Bushido

My wife  Nina recently found this amazing Japanese antique tray for a client.  I begged her to keep it for our own collection, but her client had already seen and fallen in love with it, so I’ll have to be … Continue reading

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Lengthen your line

This short story (and super valuable life lesson) is an extract about Ed Parker from Joe Hyam’s book Zen in the Martial Arts.  Enjoy… I first met with Kenpo Karate master Ed Parker in 1952 in a Beverly Hills gym … Continue reading

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In memory of Joe Hyams

Joe Hyams, June 6, 1923 – November 8, 2008 If you follow this blog, you may know that I consider Zen in the Martial Arts, by Joe Hyams, to be one of the defining books in my childhood that encouraged … Continue reading

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