Zazen: The Heart of Zen Practice

Zazen: The Heart of Zen Practice

In Zen Buddhism, the heart of the practice is zazen, or seated meditation. Zazen is the vital meeting point of body, breath, and mind, and provides a way for inquiry into the nature of reality. It is a simple practice with the potential to bring great joy and clarity...
In this passing moment

In this passing moment

Composed by Hogen Bays, abbot of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon, in dedication to Shodo Harada Roshi.   In this passing moment karma ripens and all things come to be. I vow to choose what is: If there is cost, I choose to pay. If there is need, I choose to...