Tag Archives: Zen

Meditation: Our Awakened Nature

Meditation 2018 wall calendar

Image from our Meditation 2018 wall calendar. Tree ferns and waterfall © Andrew Watson. Click for more info.

It is often said that there are as many paths to meditation as there are meditators. These paths can be likened to streams flowing into the ocean. Each stream takes a unique course, but they all return to the source from which all waters originate.

The most commonly known forms of meditation share a few basic characteristics:

  • Posture: Bring your body into a stable sitting position, in alignment, spine straight.
  • Solitude: Bring yourself away to a quiet place where you may be relatively undisturbed.
  • Silence: Bring yourself to silence.
  • Mental quiescence: Bring your mind to stillness.

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Emily’s Birthday Favorite!

Happy Birthday to Emily – Amber Lotus Publishing – Operations / Marketing gal

We ask each of our staff to pick a favorite Amber Lotus item to feature on our blog for their birthday. Here is Emily’s choice.

Why is Zen Cat one of my favorite calendars?
The easy answer is that here is my Zen Cat …

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… and here is my desk at Amber Lotus.

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I wish I had an elegant and complex motivation to write about, but I love Nicholas
Kirsten-Honshin’s artwork because he captures the essence of cats.  And, cats are wonderful!  I do, also, appreciate his peaceful meditations on interconnectedness.
But when I look at this calendar, my first reaction is simple joy.Emily_cat-3

I’m looking forward to the 2014 Zen Cat calendar.

Zen Cat Wall & Mini calendars

Zen Cat 2014 wall calendar

Zen Cat 2014 wall calendar

Zen Cat 2014 mini calendar

Zen Cat 2014 mini calendar

Oh, look at that face on the mini version — love it!
– Emily McNulty Scripter