Testimonials from Fellow Wayfarers
"Thank you very much for all the energy and care you gave to everyone,
always. I live in Uruguay and here we had a very, very, very difficult year but I
always get peace reading my Daily Zen and I can give some peace to my
friends through the quotes. Love and Peace, Health and Work, the best for all of you..."
"Thank you so much for you beautiful and inspirational site. I love your
calendar and it is on my wall at work to remind me of the beauty and joy and
peace to live each day. Your daily messages and journal keep my sights in
the right direction. Thank you and I send you blessings and love too for
Christmas and the New Year."
"LOVE THIS WEBSITE! Just wanted to show my gratitude and appreciation for this absolutely AWESOME site. THANK YOU SO MUCH! These cards offer respite, peace and beauty in our war-torn world. You DO make a difference..."
"This is just to thank you and your team. You saw me through, with yor regular snippets of wisdom and insight and comfort, when I was enduring my darkest time; both my mother and father died and I was brutally attacked in the street and left for dead. Whenever life becomes almost too much to bear, I read excerpts from your journals and links. These are a source of comfort. Thank you again."
"Thank you for being the island of sanity where I start my day."
"You are indeed a bright light in the midst of chaos. My house burned to the ground Saturday, and I unable to focus, however, reading the September Journal, I realize all is perfect and that I too, can maintain a steadfast approach in this time of transition. Thank you."
"I'd like you to know that I have been reading the past Journals and I am always enlightened and delighted! I start in the morning
with the Daily Zen and doing so always brings smile to my soul. Thank you again for your wonderful gift!"
- Mei Ling
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"Thank you so much for adding the bell for meditation. For me,
it adds to the meditative ambiance, helping to make my quiet time even
more complete. Meditating each day with Daily Zen has become an important
part of my life's spiritual journey. Thank you for providing the
- Sandi V.
"Sometimes it is best to start at the beginning. I have been a practicing Buddhist for quite some time, when a friend from Denmark sent my wife and I a Zencard. Since then, I have made signing on to Daily Zen a part of my morning ritual.
The month of June was a difficult month for myself and for those around me. Jobs were lost, business was slow, and many people were quite miserable. Even I was "infected" with the negative Chi around me. I will not say that Daily Zen was what cured me, but it did help me to recover. Suffering is Optional! It's an eastern proverb that people tend to forget. Your Zen Cards has helped many of my friends who've sent them to, and your meditation hall offers a refreshing break to the day.
The people of this site have a simple grasp of the Nature and the Experience, of not only Buddhism or of Taoism, but of the commonality of all spiritual practices. Change is inevitable, but never let Daily Zen lose its focus.
Peace Be With You All,
- John H.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Again, I thank you. I actually use the meditation shrine
twice: The first time, to balance and focus my mind each morning before
work starts. I look at the shrine - and look and look, falling into it,
feeling my mind ease away from the cares of this world.
Then, when I have that sense, I ring the gong again. I open to the idea of
people all over the world meditating with me. But not with me because we
are one, not separated into me and them. And I sit, feeling all our
spirits together. What an incredible sense of being."
"Thanks for being there with the journal and cards. I know that as my awareness deepens and external life conditions change, as a result of this awareness, you are there to remind me of the focus. Happy spring season. The earth comes alive once again with the promise of a renewal."
"Thank you so much for an incredible site, it is by far one of the most beautiful and inspiring on zen I have found to date."
"Just wanted to thank you for being there. There are times that I dont even have time to read my Zen Journal... but when I do it is always a perfect fit for what I'm needing to hear and experience or to meditate upon to clear my way... so... THANK YOU!!"
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"Been to daily zen and saw the designs, made me happy."
- Suraj (Mumbai)
"This is just to let you know that somewhere here in Asia, as I read your email and the reflection, time becomes healing and relaxing my tired body.
Thank you! I appreciate your sharing."
"I LOVE the beautiful graphic on the homepage. It's just lovely. I noticed it right away. Very colorful and peaceful. I'm enjoying all the journals too. Please keep them coming."
"Today's quote was helpful. In the midst of a turbulent time it is not easy to maintain, or even attain, the balance and calm of your beautiful quote... but hopefully I will continue to evolve in that direction. Peace to all...."
- Susan (Kolkata, India)
"A friend of mine gave me the daily Zen address and since then I have been there every day at least once and sometimes twice. Your choice of quotes seem to be so universal, yet personal, as spirituality is meant to be."
"Thank You very much your site is wonderful and I look forward to receiving the Journal. You have an important and wonderful website - may more of the world
pause to reflect on the enlightenments you bestow..."
"Just wanted to thank you for having and keeping me on your list. It is the best thing I receive on email!"
"I've just read the Daily Zen Journal & want to thank you for offering these writings/teachings to the world. They are so PERFECT & a fine prelude to daily meditation. Your crisp editing & commentary is appreciated! Spring blessings to you."
"Thank you very, very, very much for this profound message!!! It is right where I am this morning.... and in this life."
"I know I've thanked you in the past, but this journal has prompted me to do
so again. It's very hard to find an approach on a way to live in these
modern times. So many obstacles and options. The Way is a hard path to
follow in these 'pedal to the metal times' we live in. Thank you for helping
try and slow things down in my own mind. The service you provide is truly
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