Misguided Marketing Messages

Misguided Marketing Messages

Misguided Marketing Messages: I was at Wren’s Kitchens the other day trying to order a kitchen for our house (I will be doing a post and a video on my...

/ December 28, 2015
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Learning to Be Silent

The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence....

/ March 18, 2015
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Show me your temper?

A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?” “You have something very strange,” replied Bankei. “Let me see what...

/ March 11, 2015
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Your paradise and your hell!

A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked: “Is there really a paradise and a hell?” “Who are you?” inquired Hakuin. “I am a samurai,” the warrior replied. “You,...

/ March 10, 2015
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What are you carrying?

Once two Zen monks were walking together along a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend they met an attractive young girl in a silk...

/ March 7, 2015
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Mirror Of Zen – A Modern Zen Monk

You can practice Zen and can even become a monk in this modern world with out giving up being modern. As the Buddha said, the middle path is the right...

/ March 6, 2015
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The Mind Is A Galloping Horse

There is a story in zen circles about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere...

/ March 2, 2015
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Grand Jersey: A Tribute to a Grand Hotel!

Though the News item about Hand Picked Hotels, the mega hotelier, buying the Grand Jersey in Jersey Island on the Channel Islands had been in the media for quite some...

/ February 20, 2015
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Abyssinia Restaurant: Recipes That Have Survived For Centuries!

Abyssinia: The Gift of the Blue Nile in the Horn of Africa. Abyssinia is the old name of the present day Ethiopia. There is a mention of this place, I...

/ January 21, 2015
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Rosetta: Subtle Flavor with Strong Fragrance!

While we were having dinner at home the other night, our causal dinner time conversation moved on to the articles (reviews) I often write about Branding, Logo and Marketing strategies...

/ January 12, 2015