Branch Hermitage of DWZS/OHY. Headed by Rev. Mark Gilenson (ShenYun)
Author: Mark ShenYun Gilenson
Mark has been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. Starting out in a Theravada context and learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, he then practiced Zen in both the Korean and Vietnamese traditions, and now studies and practices Vajrayana (Kagyu) Buddhism and is a novice priest of Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). His highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness – that means his own happiness, coupled – inextricably – with that of all others.
Because of being completely habituated to worrying, we may feel to an extent that the anxiety and stress we feel are motivating us, and that without these emotions we might forget everything and not succeed at our task. Although, with any amount of reflection we can see clearly that this is a false assumption.
It’s the miracle cure-all panacea. It’ll make your workers more productive, it’ll make your soldiers more efficient, it’ll cure your anxiety and phobia and probably give your grandpa an erection. Mindfulness. Or is it not that simple?