Zazen is a practice engaged to realize one’s Buddha-nature and manifest that awakened state. The term zazen is translated into English as “sitting in concentration”. By neither denying nor pursuing thoughts, neither stifling nor indulging in emotions, and by letting go of concepts and goals True Self becomes apparent. How is this an act of compassion or how does this end suffering? As the ego state falls away and with it the construction of desirous thoughts and action leading to suffering also fall away.
- All scheduled sessions start promptly at time listed. Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes before hand to get situated.
- If arriving after start, persons can wait outside the zendo till the first period of zazen ends and then enter to join the kinhin.
- Wear comfortable clothing such as sweat pants. Locations might tend toward the cooler side during the winter and warmer during the summer.
- Avoid wearing strong colognes, perfumes, essential oils, and jewelry that will make noise when sitting down, getting up, or while walking kinhin.
- Changes in dates and times might change due to circumstances beyond our control. This website might not reflect these changes if they arise without ample time to post them.
- A donation is asked for each session. The donation is based on anonymous generosity.