April 3, 2009

Engaged Life 3

Mindful practice, as the open and direct investigation of experience, has proven surprisingly accessible to those who do not necessarily consider themselves Buddhists or even spiritual. It is neutral and light enough in terms of what we might call “doctrinal baggage” that it has been regularly practiced in synagogues and Catholic monasteries, as well a by those who do not identify with any specific tradition.

From Donald Rothenberg's book The Engaged Spiritual Life.

Photo by ambery

mindful practice
open and direct
investigation of experience
accessible spiritual
neutral and light
“doctrinal baggage”

One of the things I like best about Zen is that I don't see it as a religion weighed down by dogma or “doctrinal baggage." It is a simple life philosophy and practice, that is open and accessible to anyone curious about the nature of reality.

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