It was cleaning day at our zendo. Kugyo san talked about what samu is about.
Category: zazen instruction
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.
Rev Ito’s teisho about finding yourself
Why are you here?
What call you to this place?
仕方がない。（shikata ga nai)
I can’t be helped. “It is what it is.“
Posture for Zazen
Teisho by Kugyo san about posture for zazen meditation. She cited phrase from the book, “ Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki.
Breath during zazen sitting meditation
Rev Ito talked about how to take your breath during zazen sitting meditation.
Barriers to Zazen
Coming to a stream
Unable to cross,
follow its downstream direction
Able to forge,
enjoy its coolness and life pulse
Following bank or current
listen to the breeze
of the heart
demonstration at Rinzai Hakone Zendo