Master Dogen's Shinji Shobogenzo by Gudo Wafu Nishijima

By Gudo Wafu Nishijima

301 koan tales accrued through grasp Dogen in the course of his years in China. grasp Dogen used a lot of those tales because the foundation for his formal lectures in his significant paintings, the Shobogenzo; they checklist conversations among Buddhist masters and their scholars. Shinji Shobogenzo comprises many popular koan tales, with many fascinating and not more ordinary ones, including the reviews of a modern Buddhist grasp popular for his transparent and no-nonsense approach.

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In my clinical work with adults with ADHD, I have found that many of these adults, once they experience mindful awareness, seem “natural” in their capacity for a curious attitude. Their ability for openness to new experiences is quite apparent, and they can also be quite creative in how they approach and practice mindfulness. 12 Selftranscendence (the ability to step outside of oneself) is positively correlated with having ADHD and being mindful. So while mindfulness training will challenge you to train your attention, it can, and mostly likely will, tap into your other natural strengths.

In general, I’ve found that images, stories, or text boxes (such as sidebars) often help those with ADHD to read more easily and understand the main points of a reading. And so, this book will: Introduce mindfulness as a helpful tool for adults with ADHD and their families. Show how you can use mindfulness to neutralize the negative effects of ADHD symptoms and to thrive despite having ADHD. Present the information in an ADHD-friendly, easy-tolearn way. My hope is that this book will engender your curiosity about different ways you can attend to and relate to all your daily experiences.

Nirbhay Singh at ONE Research Institute in Virginia, two mothers, each with an ADHD child, received mindfulness training in order to see the effect of parental mindfulness on the child’s behavior. Afterward, the mothers reported enhanced compliance in their children, even though no specific parenting instructions were given to the mothers. 11 Dr. 12 Parents (mostly mothers and one father) of these children completed a parallel mindful parenting program. The effect of the training was measured by having parents and children’s teachers fill out questionnaires before, immediately after, and eight weeks after the training.

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