On Tuesday September 20 and Tuesday September 27, we will conduct several workshops offering detailed instruction on the practice of zazen, the seated meditation of the Zen tradition.
We will approach zazen in terms of the "three postures" of body, breath, and mind, studying how each of these affects the others and clarifying potential difficulties which can arise. Throughout, we will refer to Dogen-Zenji's "Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen," a traditional text on meditation by the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen tradition.
Whether we are new to the practice of meditation or experienced, it can be extremely helpful to return to the basics and reexamine our own orientation toward the practice. Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities for questions and discussion, and participants are encouraged to bring their experiences to the table for engagement by the group.
The workshops begin at 7 p.m. on both dates and are open to everyone, with no prior registration required. For questions, please contact the temple at firstname.lastname@example.org .