Buddhists/Planning

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I am starting to realize the importance in being present in
This moment, but I was wondering how you deal with the things
In life that, by their very nature, take you out of the present ? A few
Examples would be planing your schedule, or things that need to be done,
Setting goals for yourself, etc.  Thank you !

Answer
Moment-to-moment, whatever you're doing, just do it. When it's time to eat, just eat. When it's time to sleep, just sleep. When it's time to make a schedule, just make a schedule.

Don't hold onto your wants, your likes or dislikes. There's nothing in the world that takes you out of the present.

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I'm a long-time practitioner in a Korean-style Zen school. I can answer questions regarding Zen, formal sitting meditation, self-inquiry, the practice of "koan" transmission, and offer the particular perspective of this school on the great life questions.

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18 years of formal practice with the Kwan Um School of Zen, currently with the Empty Gate Zen Center of Berkeley, currently a "Senior Dharma Teacher" at this center, I give periodic talks and informally answer questions of students interested in Zen practice and teaching style

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