This page explains the basic concepts that are useful to understand in order to sit in zazen correctly.
Everything you need to know in order to sit correctly in zazen.
■ An Introduction to Sitting Zen (VIDEO)
The link below (to YouTube) is a fairly comprehensive introduction to Zen and sitting. On 27 December 2020, Jisho gave an introduction to zazen at the invitation of Astanga Yoga Mandir, a lovely yoga school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was part of their one-month "Dhayana Discourse" program. English interpretation by Madoka.
11:48 introduction to Astanga Yoga Mandir
15:43 introduction to zazen.
Thank you Astanga Yoga Mandir for this opportunity!
(All dates and times are Japan time. We find this time converter site easy to use.)
Upcoming Zazenkai with Jisho-san:
April 23 (Sun) 18:00
May 15 (Mon) 8:00am (Sun, May 14 in N/S America)
May 28 (Sun) 18:00
June 12 (Mon) 8:00am (Sun June 11 in America N/S)
June 18 (Sun) 18:00
July 10 (Mon) 8:00am (Sun June 9 in N/S America)
July 23 (Sun) 18:00
[March 6] We're on YouTube!
[Jan 19] New weekly zazenkai:
Every Wed night! More info here.
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Take a look at this video for a good introduction to Zen and Zen practice.
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