Separating Mind & Body: a Recipe for Schizophrenia by David Lynch

It is not that difficult to achieve mind-body coordination and a sense of oneness with the universe (however fleeting) through regular sitting in Zazen or some other form of silent, immovable contemplation. The difficulty is to maintain this feeling of equanimity when one is up and about and engaging in the activities of daily life. …

“The Martial Art of Peace” — A Paradox by David Lynch

A 12th century Chinese Zen master created, “The Twelve Oxherding Pictures” which have been a source of instruction and inspiration for Zen Buddhists down to the present day. Briefly, the pictures (black ink sketches with commentaries) show the various stages of enlightenment, from the very beginning, “Seeking the Ox”, through, “Finding the Tracks of the …

Making Sense of the Plethora of Information by David Lynch

Anyone can now access hundreds of aikido videos on YouTube, including previously rare footage of Ueshiba Osensei, the founder and his first generation of students. There are also hundreds of books, whereas there were only a couple when I started aikido in the 60s. To add to the confusion there is also a fair amount …