A Welcome from Wayne C. Allen

A Word from (and about) Wayne

Where Mindfulness meets Zen Living

Wayne C. Allen

I’m Glad You’re Here!

On the web, I’m known as the Sim­ple Zen Guy. (Go ahead! Google it! You know you want to!) I’m a retired psy­chother­a­pist; dur­ing my 32-year career, I coun­selled over 1000 clients.

Zen and coun­selling are the under­pin­nings for all of my books and prod­ucts.


  • What I’m say­ing is, my approach to writ­ing, life, and relat­ing comes first of all from my love of Zen. I empha­sise liv­ing in the now and tak­ing full respon­si­bil­i­ty for “how every­thing goes.”

  • And my 32 years of coun­selling has led me to some impor­tant insights about how peo­ple live, com­mu­ni­cate, and enact with the world. Prob­lems abound, and I’ve come up with some solu­tions you real­ly need to check out!

So, what about the retire­ment thing?
  • Dar and yours tru­ly in the jun­gles of Cos­ta Rica
  • I’m lov­ing it! Dar­bel­la and I are trav­el­ling the world — we move in to a new place for two months or so — and I write, and med­i­tate, and just take it all in.

    I’m ALSO a painter and pho­tog­ra­ph­er. The paint­ing to the right is me, paint­ed by… me!

  • Wayne at 65

That’s the intro — here’s a bit more for the detail-minded among you!

I wrote and self-pub­lished my first book back in 1994 — it was a col­lec­tion of ther­a­py sto­ries called “Sto­ries from the Sea of Life.” The sto­ries were pret­ty well writ­ten, if I do say so myself — (the book is out of print, but you can have a PDF copy for free by sign­ing up for our mail­ing list — see form to the right.) I was less than impressed with the look of the book.

So, I formed a pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny, and took mat­ters into my own hands.

Our first book, This End­less Moment, rolled off the press­es in 2004. It’s our biggest sell­er, and is new­ly revised — and called — wait for it This End­less Moment 2nd. edi­tion.

Please, take the time to look around, to down­load some of the free stuff, and use the resources you find here to begin a deep round of self-explo­ration. Your life will be dif­fer­ent after you start. We know this and cel­e­brate this real­i­ty. Warm­ly,

About our guar­an­tee: your hap­pi­ness is para­mount!


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The Essentials of Bodywork
The Essen­tials of Body­work — an online course

This is our premiere Bodywork and Breathwork Teaching tool.

Replete with pho­tographs, videos and descrip­tive text, you’ll learn how and why Body­work “works,” how to breathe for emo­tion­al and phys­i­cal release, and how to explore your emo­tion­al and erot­ic self.

Revised in 2018, this course is available online.

If you’ve want­ed to explore how to let go of emo­tion­al blocks and live a more free and whole life, this resource is for you.

Learn Bodywork and Breathwork :

  • The Essen­tials of Body­work is an inno­v­a­tive, inter­ac­tive online expe­ri­ence.
  • This online course con­tains text, pic­tures and video.
  • View­ers will learn the fun­da­men­tals of body read­ing, Breath­work tech­niques and Body­work sequences.
  • Rich­ly illus­trat­ed with both pic­tures and demon­stra­tion videos, this course is an invalu­able tool for those who wish to have an eas­i­ly acces­si­ble guide to this cut­ting edge ther­a­py style.


This is a long over­due prac­ti­cal tool that will help to make body­work and breath­work under­stand­able for both clients and prac­ti­tion­ers. It is easy to nav­i­gate the CD, and there is a wealth of infor­ma­tion on it, show­ing Wayne’s broad expe­ri­ence. We rec­om­mend it high­ly.

Ben­net Wong, M.D., F.R.C.P.©
Jock McK­een, M.D., Lic.Ac.(UK)

Co-Founders, The Haven Insti­tute

Product Details

* Online course, access from any device / web browser

* Pub­lish­er: The Phoenix Cen­tre Press (2017)
** Lan­guage: Eng­lish

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This Endless Moment 2nd. edition

A guide to self-actualization

The 2nd. edi­tion of This End­less Moment is now avail­able!

The new ver­sion has 60 plus more pages of insights and helps, includ­ing a sec­tion on Zen. There’s also a sec­tion of exer­cis­es.

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The paper­back ver­sion is here:
This End­less Moment 2nd. edi­tion

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The Watcher

A Responsible Discipline for
Managing the Voices in Your Head

The Watcher

Learn to man­age the voic­es in your head by estab­lish­ing an “Observ­er / Coach” per­sona. This book­let pro­vides prac­ti­cal lessons for learn­ing to be in charge of your inner the­atre. An excel­lent resource if you’re deal­ing with depres­sion.

You can have this book­let for FREE!

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Featured Title – Living Life in Growing Orbits —

Living Life in Growing Orbits
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Liv­ing Life in Grow­ing Orbits has been a best sell­er since it was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 1998. It’s been revised and refor­mat­ted, and is now avail­able from Ama­zon.

As I was writ­ing This End­less Moment (see below,) my review­ers asked me to include exer­cis­es and projects read­ers could com­plete, to make learn­ing the prin­ci­ples eas­i­er to do. I even­tu­al­ly gave in and added the exer­cis­es, and also wrote an addi­tion­al twen­ty as a bonus down­load. I’d shake my head a bit, though, because I’d already writ­ten Liv­ing Life in Grow­ing Orbits, and this book is the ulti­mate col­lec­tion of prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es.



Wayne Allen is an insight­ful writer. From his var­ied life expe­ri­ence, he blends spir­i­tu­al prin­ci­ples with every­day val­ues, mak­ing for a read­able, thought pro­vok­ing blend of sto­ries and ideas. Fore­most, Wayne is very human .… and this comes through in his writ­ing. This book would be of val­ue to any­one who is gen­uine­ly inter­est­ed in find­ing deep­er mean­ings in life and rela­tion­ships. You can read it all at once, or sip it in small quan­ti­ties. High­ly rec­om­mend­ed.

Ben­net Wong M.D. & Jock McK­een, , M.D. Founders, The Haven, Gabri­o­la Is. B.C.

Liv­ing Life in Grow­ing Orbits

Living Life in Growing Orbits

Available formats:

* Paperback, 229 pages
** E-book digital downloads
** PDF Download

* Pub­lish­er: The Phoenix Cen­tre Press (Revised Decem­ber 2015)
* Lan­guage: Eng­lish
ISBN: 978–0-9877192–7-0

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Paperback: $20.00, E-book digital downloads $2.99, PDF Download $4.00


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Our Books and Prod­ucts

The. Best. Relationship. Ever.

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Ele­gant, Inti­mate Relat­ing
is an art. It requires atten­tion, focus and per­sis­tence. My new book, The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever., is packed with guid­ance, exer­cis­es, and direc­tions for dras­ti­cal­ly improv­ing your rela­tion­ship.

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Find Your Perfect Partner

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Back in 1999, I wrote a book­let called “The List of 50.” Part of a series of free book­lets on aspects of rela­tion­ships, “The List” was a guide to decid­ing whom you want to be in rela­tion­ship with, and then putting what you decide into action.

My clients, since then, have asked me to expand upon this con­cept of con­scious dat­ing. So, I com­plete­ly re-wrote the book­let into a 140 page book.

In addi­tion to revis­ing the struc­ture and con­tents of the book­let, I have includ­ed com­ments from read­ers, as well as sam­ple Lists of 50.

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Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall

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Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is a light-heart­ed guide to liv­ing life ful­ly and deeply. Using Zen sto­ries old and new, illus­tra­tions and exer­cis­es, Wayne C. Allen takes you on a walk through the work­ings of your mind, heart, and soul.

For those who love East­ern thought, and equal­ly for those who are fear­less explor­ers of their inter­nal space, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is an eye-open­ing jaunt through the ages-while always bring­ing you into direct con­tact with your­self-in this moment.

Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is designed to help you to see the wis­dom that is con­tained in sim­plic­i­ty, in “not know­ing,” and in ful­ly liv­ing your life.

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This Endless Moment 2nd. edition

Available formats:

* Paperback book, 226 pages, $20.00,
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* Pub­lish­er: The Phoenix Cen­tre Press (Jan­u­ary 30, 2017)
* Lan­guage: Eng­lish
* ISBN: 978–0-9877192–9-4

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This Endless Moment

New­ly revised in 2017, this is an amaz­ing book on liv­ing the enlight­ened life. A peren­ni­al best-sell­er at The Haven, and used as a text­book for new ther­a­pists, this book quite sim­ply changes lives.

Worth­while change comes at a price. If you’re tired of the same old rela­tion­ships, the same sit­u­a­tions crop­ping up again and again, and you find your­self stuck in the mid­dle, then right now, you can do some­thing about it! It’s time to decide! If you are will­ing to com­mit to liv­ing the life you have dreamed of, sur­round­ed by mean­ing­ful and deep rela­tion­ships, while mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence in the world, you need This End­less Moment.

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Finding Your Flexibility — Book and Online Videos

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* downloadable pdf book, and Online videos 40.00
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Finding Your Flexibility

Dar­bel­la and I were asked to lead a 3-hour sem­i­nar on alter­na­tives to drugs for pain man­age­ment for Ontario’s Work­place Safe­ty & Insur­ance Board (WSIB.) At the end of the sem­i­nar, we offered to run an all day work­shop. We devel­oped a book and CD pack­age that became the back­bone of the pro­gram.

The book from the pack­age has been re-worked to be of ben­e­fit to any­one who wish­es to gain (or regain) flex­i­bil­i­ty, free­dom of move­ment, and peace of mind, and we’ve tak­en the videos from the DVD and put them online, for you to use as guides.

We’ve put a short video on the Infor­ma­tion page, so have a look, and order the set—it’s for any­one want­i­ng to estab­lish a Med­i­ta­tion Prac­tice, too.

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