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?
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
I’m confused about all the different terms for meditation, like shamatha, vipassana, zazen, mindfulness, calm abiding, insight, just sitting. What’s what?
From just sitting to cooking as practice, Dogen defined how most of us understand Zen today. Steven Heine on the life and global impact of Dogen Zenji.
It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explains Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
You don’t have a surface public self and a private inner self, nor do you have one true, unchanging self. What you have, says Barry Magid, is multiple shifting self-states—and they can get along just fine.
The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp.
What reveals itself when you do nothing at all? Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on the practice of “just sitting.”