The Basics

Truth & Satori

This page explains the basic concepts that are useful to understand in order to sit in zazen correctly.

How to Sit (Zazen)

Everything you need to know in order to sit correctly in zazen.

An Introduction to Sitting Zen (VIDEO)

 

The link below (to YouTube) is a fairly comprehensive introduction to Zen and sitting. On 27 December 2020, Jisho gave an introduction to zazen at the invitation of Astanga Yoga Mandir, a lovely yoga school in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was part of their one-month "Dhayana Discourse" program. English interpretation by Madoka. 

11:48 introduction to Astanga Yoga Mandir

15:43 introduction to zazen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIB7sXv-2aI&feature=youtu.be

Thank you Astanga Yoga Mandir for this opportunity!

 

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  • July 31 August zazenkai are Aug 9 (18:00 Japan time) and Aug 23 (7:00am Japan time).  Click here for reservations.  

  • July 13  We changed our name from "Simply Zen" to "Simply Zen Online." 

  • June 6 Please reserve more than 1 hour in advance for zazenkai. Reservations are turned of 60 minutes prior to start.

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