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.)
[Aug 7] Zazenkai with Matsumoto-san:
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Sep 20 (Sun) 18:00-22:00
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