How to practice zazen

As we had many new students participated today, Ann talked about how to practice zazen. 

Also she shared this chant.

Loving Kindness Chant

May I be filled with loving kindness

May I be whole

May I be free from anxiety and fear

May I be at peace

Also this picture of Kiku(Chrysanthemum) flower blooming which Rev Ito planted next to our zendo.




Zazen Posture

Ann talked about zazen posture.

“Zen’s practice special condition involves sitting in zazen, becoming frustrated by it, discovering the source of one’s own resistances to it, also discover the ways to draw on one’s inner resources against being distracted”

Ken Wibler
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness 14 James H. Austin June 4, 1999