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ZEN – The essence of Zen Buddhism is achieving enlightenment by seeing one’s original mind directly, without the intervention of the intellect. It is a mixture of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Taoism. It began in China, spread to Korea and Japan, and became very popular in the West from the mid 20th century. The essence of Zen is attempting to understand the meaning of life directly, without being misled by logical thought or language.

Zen techniques are compatible with other faiths and are often used, for example, by Christians seeking a mystical understanding of their faith.

Zen is a practice transmitted from Master to Disciple and this goes back 2500 years ago in India, The Buddha zen in Japanese means meditation, this is the core of Zen Buddhism, without it, there is no Zen. 


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This is my last A- Z Challenge post, I hope you have enjoyed it over the past month, I have enjoyed this time, and also found very interesting the A – Z challenges done by the blogs I follow. I would like to thank everyone, who has followed my challenge and for the comments I have recieved, it is very appreciated. 


About theutopiauniverse

It's time to payback all the good in our lives,to pass to each other everything we have learned,the knowledge we have stored within, and the love we have to share. I am a fully qualified Psychologist,Life Coach,Performance Consultant & LOA Practitioner. I have shared this blog with everyone since February 2013, I have been able to help many,but also been helped by many,this I am truly grateful for and thank everyone for your support and advice.Should you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so,my email is open to you all. I look forward to hearing from you.
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16 Responses to A – Z CHALLENGE………….

  1. Soul Gifts says:

    Well done !!! At Soul Gifts the Circle of Friends month with weekly themes will start tomorrow. Everyone is invited to contribute. Also my newsletter to be posted on Monday is about Mandalas. 🙂 Have a restful, Zen kinda weekend!


  2. ELda Tamara says:


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  3. Miriam says:

    Congrats and well done. A great post to end on.


  4. DaisyWillows says:

    YAY! Zen at last. You can breathe again. I didn’t know the bit about how christians use zen. Very interesting. I’m still stuck on y and z – anyway have a zen weekend Brooke xxxx


  5. We all need a little zen in our lives! Great way to start the weekend.


  6. kiwinana says:

    Congratulations. I have enjoyed reading and posting your posts to twitter. All the best for your future posts.


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