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!
Nov 10 Upcoming online zazenkai (Japan time):
Dec 4 (Sun) 18:00
Dec 22 9:00am (N/S America Dec 21)
Jan 8 18:00
Jan 26 9:00am (N/S America Jan 25)
Feb 5 18:00
Feb 27 9:00am (N/S America Feb 26)
March 12 18:00
March 27 8:00am (N/S America Mar 26)
Reservations can be made here.
Nov 10 TIME CHANGE
Dec 22 time changed from 8:00am to 9:00am
Mar 15 New Blog Post, "What's really happening?"
Mar 8 New testimonial. What people are saying about zazen with Jisho-san and Madoka.
Mar 3 New blog post! "Form is emptiness and emptiness is form."
Feb 9 We changed our name from "Simply Zen Online" to "Zen Online." Also a new URL.
Feb 7 New Blog Post! "What is Zen?"
Please reserve early. Reservations close 24 hours prior to the start of zazenkai.
We started zazenkai twice a month! See the group zazenkai page for the schedule.
Take a look at this video for a good introduction to Zen and Zen practice.
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