MINDFUL MISS?

‘Mindfulness’ is trending but are we missing the bigger picture?MANY KINDS OF MEDITATION, NOT JUST ONEfrom an article by Jay Michaelson“Lama Surya Das, the "Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation...

The Rat Catcher’s Dilemma

In my last post Of Swordsmen and Rat Catchers, I retold an old world parable that circulated in Japanese martial arts schools likening the art of catching rats to swordsmanship. Shortly after, a reader sent this response. “The latest story on your blog feels...

Of Swordsmen And Rat Catchers

A Retelling By Christopher J. Goedecke (This story was originally entitled The Wonderful Art of a Cat. It was written to describe the importance of spiritual elements within the Martial Arts. The original author was Ito‑Tenzen‑Tadanari, the eldest son of Ono Jiroemon...

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