Chris Pacheco, Lion’s Roar’s Associate AV Editor, unpacks the real meaning of ninth-century Chinese Buddhist monk Linji Yixuan’s famous quote.
A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza.
What is shikantaza? Suzuki Roshi, the great Zen teacher, says that it is the experience of receiving a “letter from emptiness”
What reveals itself when you do nothing at all? Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on the practice of “just sitting.”
In the practice of shikantaza, or “just sitting,” says Josh Bartok, there’s a lot more going on than one might think.
Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
Jan Chozen Bays on shikantaza and koan study, Zen’s two primary practices.
The Zen practice of just sitting, says Lewis Richmond, doesn’t help us to reach our destination. It allows us to stop having one. But how do you “go” nowhere?
If you are carving your own dragon, you will never see the real one. That’s why true zazen requires giving up your personal style of practice.