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7 Best Articles on Zen

The most useful articles on zen from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Zen Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on zen by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. Become Your New Habit
  2. Powerful Training for the Mind
  3. How to Let Go of Obsessive Overthinking
  4. How the Great Zen Master and Peace Activist Thich Nhat Hanh Found Himself and Lost His Self…
  5. To experience Zen-like awakening, try going the headless way

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Zen, including:

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Leo Babauta

Creator of Zen Habits. Training in uncertainty. Zen student, vegan, dad, husband.

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Mark Manson

3x #1 NYTimes bestselling author. Best known for F-Bombs and uncomfortable truths. Giving life advice that doesn't suck since 2008.

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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Tricycle Magazine

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is a print and digital magazine dedicated to making Buddhist teachings broadly available. Newsletter sign up: http://tricy.cl/3eJ8SYn

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