Meditation - Zazen

Meditation and the slowing of age related cognitive decline

Here is a PDF form of this article - np2019-7067592Download Interesting research article regarding slowing age related cognitive decline https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6466873/ Thinking this research article has alot of interesting points relating not just to age related cognitive decline, but to the effects of meditation and attention focused activities, on our mental processes ongoing development. It seems… Continue reading Meditation and the slowing of age related cognitive decline

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Stress, Tension and Depression – The Bodies Trick…..

    i would venture to say that virtually all our “mental and emotional stress” and “discomfort” are actually due to body stress and discomfort. In the coming years, i believe it will become more and more obvious that our human “feelings” and “emotions” are largely nothing more than “intellectualized” body feelings. So, although we… Continue reading Stress, Tension and Depression – The Bodies Trick…..

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Zazen – Posture – Jundo Cohen

Jundo Cohen There are many different opinions on this. I am of the opinion that any stable, balanced, comfortable posture suited to your body (one size does not fit all) is appropriate. Basically, you know such a posture when you feel it, and are you own best judge (and it may not be only one… Continue reading Zazen – Posture – Jundo Cohen

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Buddhist Basics – Treeleaf Zendo – Jundo Cohen Roshi

Dukkha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsN1ICw-ZJA The Four Noble Truths https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=112&v=UCU6VycMTpk The Eightfold Path - Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4M9daTv8hY The Eightfold Path - 1 - Right View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-02f3Ztt-I The Eightfold Path - 2 - Right Apirations - Aspiring Right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGvh_Xyfwtk The Eightfold Path - 3 - Right Speech - Speaking Right https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzauWgx6_4 The Eightfold Path - 4 - Right Actions -… Continue reading Buddhist Basics – Treeleaf Zendo – Jundo Cohen Roshi

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Maslow – “Plateau” experience

https://medium.com/@jaidasimone/plateau-experience-hack-consciosness-1149db103481 Maslow seems to bring another perspective on the link into bringing our zazen practice to life 24/7. We have been discussing "effortlessness" on the Soto Zen Buddhism website. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would also like to add the question of Maslow's concept of "plateau experience", as it is talking about the ongoing experience as opposed to something… Continue reading Maslow – “Plateau” experience

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Health Benefits of meditation – Research

https://www.self.com/story/mindfulness-meditation-health-benefits Excerpts: "There is an intriguing cluster of studies forming around the potential benefits of mindfulness meditation for a couple of other stress-related health issues that are just as universal as depression, anxiety, and pain: inflammation and aging. If meditation can decrease stress—as evidence suggests it does in not just those with certain conditions but… Continue reading Health Benefits of meditation – Research

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Shikantaza – The Still Center – Jundo Cohen

Shikantaza Zazen is not meditation, is not development, and thus creates no Karma. Zazen is the polishing of the Jewel that Shines brilliantly whether seen or unseen, and thus can't be polished. This Zazen "develops" what can be developed only when we drop all need for development and change, sitting in the Wholeness of that… Continue reading Shikantaza – The Still Center – Jundo Cohen

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Shikantaza – Thoughts & Discussion

Thoughts and Discussion on Shikantaza Part II by Jundo Cohen Roshi.  Gerald Shou An Stewart Jundo Roshi, may I ask if i am understanding this at least partially? Shikantaza is the expression of our true nature, and as such has "no possibility of lack or excess" (Xin Xin Ming)..... So is Shikantaza this "expression", as… Continue reading Shikantaza – Thoughts & Discussion

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Dogen’s Shikantaza – Jundo Cohen Roshi

Why Shikantaza is Complete, Boundless and Unlike Any Other Way of Zazen, Period, End of Story -- by Jundo I can sometimes come across as a 'Shikantaza-fanatic,' insisting that Master Dogen's way of 'Just Sitting' is totally unlike any other flavor of Zazen or meditation, even those (such as "Silent Illumination" or "Dzogchen") it very… Continue reading Dogen’s Shikantaza – Jundo Cohen Roshi