The Zen Teachings of Bagger Vance

A few nights ago, we re-watched The Legend of Bagger Vance in which Rannulph Junuh, played by Matt Damon learns the Zen teachings of Bagger Vance, played by Will Smith. Junuh is in a golf tournament with two top players in Savannah, Georgia and has fallen 12 stokes behind. Bagger Vance gives Junuh the following […]

The Enneagram – From Personality To Awakening

The Enneagram The enneagram is a nine pointed diagram introduced in Europe in the 1920’s by George Gurdjieff . Recently, many teachers have taught the enneagram as a tool to transform personality traits into higher qualities for spiritual development and awakening. They map each point on the diagram at the left into a different personality type and also […]

10 Things That Will Make You Happier

In an article on the Buffer blog, a productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business blog, Belle Beth Cooper wrote about 10 things that will make you happier. The article is titled, 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science. She has done an excellent […]

Relax After Playing Tennis

The title of the video is “Relax After Playing Badminton [Yoga with Briohny] Arm Balance Poses.” What should you do if you are a tennis player (like me)? The video information states, As yoga combines several techniques used for stress reduction, it can be said to provide the combined benefits of breathing exercises, stretching exercises, […]

Five Ideas For Running Meditation Practice

In a previous post on how meditation practices include exercise, Sakyong Mipham stated, “Exercise can be a support for meditation, and meditation can be a support for exercise.” In this post he expands on this to include five ides for running meditation practices. Both this post and the previous post refer to Running with the […]

Meditation Practices Include Exercise

For a long time now, I have known that meditation practices include exercise. My formative insight into this came at the final session of my certification training to become a teacher of the Enneagram – a nine sided diagram representing nine different personality types, their fixations and their virtues (more on this in later posts). […]