Ann’s talk about zazen & mind
Rev Ito visited zazenkai and explained writing on the han.
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.
Let go of your judgement, let it go.
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”
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness 14 James H. Austin June 4, 1999
Rev Ito talked about importance of zazen posture. Listen to our teisho find out how you should keep your shoulder & hands.
Also he reminded us that importance of starting zazen on time.
Rev Ito talked about meaning of zazen
Zazen can quiet your mind