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Japanese Zen monk, Kodo SAWAKI 澤木興道老師 (1880-1965) - He is known for his rigorous emphasis on zazen, in particular the practice of shikantaza, or "just sitting". He often called Zen "wonderfully useless," discouraging any gaining idea or seeking after special experiences or states of consciousness.

Kodo Sawaki was known for his rigorous emphasis on zazen, in particular the practice of shikantaza, ie just sitting. He called Zen "wonderfully useless", discouraging any idea of gaining or seeking after special experiences or states of consciousness.

Shunryu Suzuki  “Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”  “Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.”

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi loved Mt Tam, founded Green Gulch Farm & Zen community at its foot in Muir Beach.

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Zazen. "Just sitting". Meditation posture. Many newbies start with one session per day for 20 minutes. Gradually, a second 20 minute session is added. Many long term practitioners work up to one session 1 hour per day. Zazen is the core of Zen practice.

This poster describes one way of proper zazen (meditation) posture. Many beginners start with one session per day for 20 minutes. Gradually, a second 20 minute session is added. Many long term practitioners work up to one session 1 hour per day.

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How to Practice Zen Meditation. To continuously practice hours of meditation, Buddhist monks would drink matcha for their prolonged energy boost.

practicing zen is zazen. for zazen, a quiet place is suitable. lay out a thick mat. do not let in drafts or smoke, rain, or dew. protect and maintain the place where you settle your body. there are examples from the past of sitting on a diamond seat and sitting on a flat stone covered with at thick layer of grass. day or night the place of sitting should not be dark; it should be kept warm in winter and cool in summer. : dogen

practicing zen is zazen. for zazen, a quiet place is suitable. lay out a thick mat. do not let in drafts or smoke, rain, or dew. protect and maintain the place where you settle your body.

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." - Buddha

Mindfulness takes hold in the corporate setting - The Boston Globe

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." - Buddha

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