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Tea Combat 

A master of the tea ceremony in old Japan once accidentally slighted a soldier. He quickly apologized, but the rather impetuous soldier demanded that the matter be settled in a sword duel.

The tea master, who had no experience with swords, asked the advice of a fellow Zen master who did possess such skill. As he was served by his friend, the Zen swordsman could not help but notice how the tea master performed his art with perfect concentration and tranquility.

"Tomorrow," the Zen swordsman said, "when you duel the soldier, hold your weapon above your head, as if ready to strike, and face him with the same concentration and tranquility with which you perform the tea ceremony."

The next day, at the appointed time and place for the duel, the tea master followed this advice. The soldier, readying himself to strike, stared for a long time into the fully attentive but calm face of the tea master. Finally, the soldier lowered his sword, apologized for his arrogance, and left without a blow being struck.

About Us:

Ultimately The Zen Bull evolved out of our love for the work. Once a person has touched the depths of liberation that comes from taming the mind, it is almost impossible to not be moved to share it.
Through a combination of ancient practices combined with modern scientific understanding, we are able to provide techniques and empower individuals to restore the minds appropriate role as a tool, rediscover your own innate wisdom and then show you how to bring that process into all areas of your life. Professional, Personal and your Relationships.

"In learning how to master the mind you reawaken or rediscover the capacities of instinct and intuition; your innate genius. This is probably the most logical activity that any one individual can undertake in a lifetime.”

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Tanmayo Lawson is an international presenter and facilitator who has over 25 years experience in, wellness, meditation and personal development. 

Her passion for personal truth and authenticity has driven her to study with a multitude of well known teachers and masters around the planet and develop her own successful healing and meditation business with trainers and facilitators in many countries.

Her love of Zen and being in the moment is clear to all those who have the opportunity to work with her, either personally or in a group setting. 

Tanmayo has the capacity to distill complex and sometimes (for the beginner) abstract concepts into simple to understand methodology for quieting the mind and awakening the authentic self.

"Revealing who you truly are can be a powerful experience. Releasing yourself from the burdens of conditioning and limiting beliefs, you uncover and actualise the beauty and great potential that already exists within your own heart. "

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Enkaku Daruma (Scott Mangis) is an American Zen Monk living in Tokyo.  Daruma-san was ordained in 2013 following a journey of study, practice and meditation that started nearly twenty years earlier.  

Daruma-san’s experience is focused on spiritual and personal development, with a strong understanding of how science and the quantum theory has begun to show what the eastern philosophies have known for thousands of years.

In 2013 Daruma-san left the corporate world to focus on Zen practice and teach.  His prior experience ranges from a 20-year career in the US Marine Corps to nearly a decade of work in the financial sector.  His military career spanned over 70 countries and over 4000 hours as a Hercules flight engineer.  He is a former Series 3 Licensed commodity broker and worked as a market and economic analyst, trader, private equity analyst and in business development.  

Daruma-san’s wide range of experience means he knows and understands stress, pressure and the demands placed upon us in our professional lives.  More importantly, he understands how our professional and personal lives are intimately connected and how we can integrate the two to truly thrive.

"As the mind slows, the quiet descends, the lines of separation begin to blur and the Oneness blossoms.”

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Samyo Dalgarno spent the first 20 years of his working career in the banking and telecommunications industries before "stress” opened up a vista of new opportunities. Since leaving the corporate environment Samyo has studied a variety natural therapies including Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, NLP, and Kinesiology. Samyo has also spent 12 years developing Morphic Field therapy. Morphic Field therapy Works with the bodies energetic and organizational structures to promote deep states of relaxation, vital health and wellbeing.  

Since 1996 Samyo has dedicated his life to the exploration of the human condition and the pathways to liberation through various forms of eastern and western teachings and practices, he has also been involved in facilitating and co-facilitating workshops throughout the world.

"The mind is a wonderful tool, but it is a terrible master. As a society we are educated identify with our thoughts and our beliefs, they are supposedly what make us who we are. In reality our beliefs limit us to a narrow band of experience; when in fact the truth is far more liberating.

To silence the mind and sit in that state of relaxed presence is more powerful than any drug man can create. Stress is significantly reduced and the relaxed silence opens us to creative problem solving, intuitive leaps of consciousness and mental and emotional flexibility.”

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