A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training.This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you.

Author: Shoukei Matsumoto

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 184614969X

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 128

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We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today needs it. The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training. This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.
Categories: Conduct of life

A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

A Monk s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

I'm a Buddhist monk at Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho, Tokyo, Japan. I entered Komyoji Temple in 2003, becoming a monk in the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji sect. A monk's day begins with cleaning. We sweep the temple grounds and gardens, ...

Author: Shoukei Matsumoto

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846149702

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. 'We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today needs it. The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training. This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.'
Categories: Philosophy

A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind

Offering powerful insights, simple tips and helpful advice, A Quiet Mind is the key to achieving ease, finding balance and calm in a chaotic world.

Author: Shoukei Matsumoto

Publisher: Orange Hippo!

ISBN: 1787395804

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Life is full of endless noise - from your phone, the buzz of people, traffic and television. You are also subject to internal noise - worries, fears, negative emotions and racing thoughts. Fuelling stress and anxiety, this overload is harmful to your mental and physical health, distracting you from living a fulfilling, purposeful and peaceful life. Drawing on the practices and teachings of Buddhism, this book explains the causes of the 'noise', looking at your relationship with people, money and technology.It reveals the benefits of turning your consciousness inwards and with a new awareness teaches you how to quieten your mind. Offering powerful insights, simple tips and helpful advice, A Quiet Mind is the key to achieving ease, finding balance and calm in a chaotic world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Buddhism and Waste

Buddhism and Waste

Shoukei Matsumoto's A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind was published in English in 2011. ... short essays on properly caring for one's home possessions, body, and mind, with exact specifications for cleaning routines and anecdotes ...

Author: Trine Brox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350195547

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In what ways do Buddhists recognize, define, and sort waste from non-waste? What happens to Buddhist-related waste? How do new practices of Buddhist consumption result in new forms of waste and consequently new ways of dealing with waste? This book explores these questions in a close examination of a religion that is often portrayed as anti-materialist and non-economic. It provides insight into the complexity of Buddhist consumption, conceptions of waste, and waste care. Examples include scripture that has been torn and cannot be read, or an amulet that has disintegrated, as well as garbage left behind on a pilgrimage, or the offerings of food and prayer scarves that create ecological contamination. Chapters cover mass-production and over-consumption, the wastefulness of consumerism, the by-products of Buddhist practices like rituals and festivals, and the impact of increased Buddhist consumption on religious practices and social relations. The book also looks at waste in terms of what is discarded, exploring issues of when and why particular objects and practices are sorted and handled as sacred and disposable. Contributors address how sacred materiality is destined to wear and decay, as well as ideas about redistribution, regeneration or recycling, and the idea of waste as afterlife.
Categories: Religion

Happy Inside

Happy Inside

How to harness the power of home for health and happiness Michelle Ogundehin ... explains in the introduction to his book A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind, a monk's day begins with the cleaning, sweeping and polishing of their ...

Author: Michelle Ogundehin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473573062

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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‘I love this book. Strong, clever, intelligent advice with soul.’ Mary Portas ‘A wonderful look at how to transform our homes to be more mindfully aligned with our true nature and a reflection of who we are.’ Fearne Cotton ‘A happy home is a fundamental building block of happiness, and Michelle’s book is an essential, step-by-step guide to creating a home we love.’ Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global ‘A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it.’ Matthew Williamson Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin’s step-by-step practical guide to creating a home that supports your well-being. Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Happy Inside shows you how to harness its potential in pursuit of becoming your best self. If you want to feel calm, content, soothed or energized, you must begin with what surrounds you. This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to create more light and space to how to get a good night’s sleep; the path to a perfect sofa and why a dining table is your most vital piece of furniture. Plus, how to decorate to promote joy; the importance of play (and circular side tables); your definitive capsule kitchen kit; and why your hallway is where it all starts. Combining Michelle’s knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, colour psychology and good design, Happy Inside is your one-stop guide to living well. Welcome to the healthy home revolution!
Categories: Self-Help

Five Ways to Better Days A Compendium of Writing and Other Wellness Practices

Five Ways to Better Days  A Compendium of Writing and Other Wellness Practices

Savour the Moment In the introduction to his book, A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind, Shin Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto points out that we are each composed of the very actions we take in life so acting conscientiously with ...

Author: Patricia McAdoo

Publisher: Orpen Press

ISBN: 9781786050748

Category: Medical

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Five Ways to Better Days is a guide to using expressive writing to achieve health and happiness, bringing the reader through a programme of expressive writing and other important practical mental health and wellbeing strategies. In doing so it focuses on five key areas of positive psychology: Gratitude: recognition and appreciation for what you already have in your life Flow: how to immerse yourself in the present moment Flexible thinking: how to appreciate other viewpoints and become more tolerant Goals: how to identify what is most emotionally important and practically achievable in your life Connections: how to value and deepen your connections with others In an exceptionally practical way, each section of the book provides the reader with writing and non-writing suggestions, practices, ideas and activities to deepen their sense of wellbeing. Linking the fields of expressive writing and positive psychology in a new and dynamic way, this book provides a practical guide for both the general reader and mental health professionals in counselling, health and social care settings. The practicality of the book also makes it an ideal book for workshops and expressive writing/psychology course material. The techniques provided are based on psychological principles but also on the author’s own knowledge and experience of the rich field of expressive writing. Five Ways to Better Days is for anyone who wants to use writing to enhance their creativity and their sense of wellbeing, health, resilience and happiness.
Categories: Medical

The Scent of Lemon Rosemary

The Scent of Lemon   Rosemary

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind. Translated by Ian Samhammer. London: Penguin Books, 2018. Mendelson, Cheryl. Laundry. New York: Scribner, 1999. Miernowska, Marysia. The Witch's Herbal Apothecary. Beverly, MA: Quarto, 2020.

Author: Raechel Henderson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738766881

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Tending the Hearth and Home with the Magickal Energy of Hestia The Scent of Lemon & Rosemary is a fabulous book of magickal spells, crafts, and recipes for each room of your house. Based on the powerful energy and mythos of the goddess Hestia, these magickal activities and workings can be practiced by anyone, regardless of spiritual orientation. Magick themes and techniques abound—love and transformation in the kitchen, communication and friendship in the living room, purification and health in the bathroom, prosperity and sleep in the bedroom, and protection at the threshold. You will discover recipes for food magick as well as tips for creating your own green cleaning supplies. Author Raechel Henderson also includes hands-on exercises for connecting with Hestia as a deity of bodily autonomy, racial equity, and social justice. Creating a harmonious environment that fosters feelings of acceptance, safety, and abundance is possible no matter what your living situation. With visualization, centering, grounding, and raising power, and tools like crystals and essential oils, this book guides you in balancing the energy of each room and turning your entire home into a sacred space.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Human Scaffold

The Human Scaffold

There is Shoukei Matsumoto's A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind. There is Margareta Magnusson's The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. The recent upwelling of interest among, let us say, educated professionals, ...

Author: Josh Berson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520380486

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 256

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Preface : living epiphytically -- Kansha -- Treadmills -- Scaffolds -- Equilibria -- Landscapes -- Landscapes and scaffolds -- Ditch kit -- Postscript : foaminess.
Categories: Climatic changes

Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto This Japanese best-seller offers a mindful approach to cleaning your house and spirit. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver Poems from the late Pulitzer Prize winner, ...

Author: Leslie Koren

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781648291180

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 104

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Start your morning feeling centered, energized, and ready to take on the day with this inspiring, beautifully photographed collection of self-care rituals.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Kaizen

Kaizen

The Japanese Secret to Lasting Change—Small Steps to Big Goals Sarah Harvey ... The Japanese Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto in his book A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind explains the technique of hara hachi bu, the Confucian ...

Author: Sarah Harvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781615196586

Category: Self-Help

Page: 278

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The magic of kaizen—the Japanese method of taking small steps to accomplish huge goals—is now here for everyone in this gorgeously photographed and illustrated guide
Categories: Self-Help