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It all begins with Beginner's Mind
The Beginner's Mind, a basic teaching of the great Zen master
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, seeks a comfort level with uncertainty.
It begins to untangle this tangle.
Middle Way StrategemsMWS offers consultation on practical ways to apply Zen inspired
concepts such as 'beginner's mind' to the realities which
confront normal lay life. This consultation can be useful to bring
resolution to personal issues or can be used to illuminate livelihood and business-related issues.
Wayne Codling has had the rare fortune to have spent most of
the past 30 years as a monk and participant in the emergence of
Zen in North America. Zen considers its teachings to be as
applicable in daily life as they are in the life of a monastic,
the so-called 'home leaver'. Zen history boasts many examples
of monks who leave formal practice to offer their practice to
lay society. Following in this ancient Zen tradition, Middle Way
Strategems seeks the interface between everyday life and traditional monastic practice.
Wayne leads group meditation sessions at Queenswood (the
beautiful retreat facility operated by the Sisters of St. Ann), here
in Victoria (More information at Queenswood).
The Middle Way Strategems approach is spiritual, but not
religious. Wayne brings a unique background to his coaching and teaching activities. Drawing from extensive experience
with community, meditation and Buddhist study, Wayne is able to re-contextualize most thoughtful concerns in a way that is experienced as new, interesting and useful. His Middle Way approach values wisdom over certainty and kindness over rightness. These are the tools with which to craft a refuge from the stress and clamour of modern life. The MWS approach can bring resolution where conventional approaches cannot accommodate our uniqueness.
Wayne is available also
for personal consulting in a life-coach capacity,
For a description of current meditation courses, please click here.
If you are wondering if a personal coach would be of use to
you, or if you are just curious,
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