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

 

結跏趺坐(kekka fuza)

Do you know lotus position for zazen?

Lotus Position in Japanese is 結跏趺坐 (kekka fuza). Rev Ito talked about getting ready for zazen.    Also 吉祥坐(kisso za) is the best way to sit for zazen.

http://zen.rinnou.net/zazen/sitting.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_position