The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp. In this talk at the Tassajara sesshin in the summer of 1969, the great Zen master explains Dogen’s teaching on practicing within imperfection and warns against the arrogance of the false self.
What reveals itself when you do nothing at all? Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on the practice of “just sitting.”
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi‘s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, we present two teachings from the book, alongside testimonials from Buddhist teachers.
A talk by Dainin Katagiri Roshi about the Buddhist idea of emptiness — and, an unusual sport.
I’m confused about all the different terms for meditation, like shamatha, vipassana, zazen, mindfulness, calm abiding, insight, just sitting. What’s what?
Ministering to the sick, the dying, and their loved ones is hard enough at the best of times. Four chaplains in the Bay Area share what it was like as the pandemic raged.
In the practice of shikantaza, or “just sitting,” says Josh Bartok, there’s a lot more going on than one might think.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explain’s Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.