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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

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Zazen – Balanced posture and natural breath – Jundo Cohen

Hammering without a Hammer, Sweeping without a Broom, Arriving without a Train ..... In Zazen, a balanced posture and natural breath are encouraged, but one should not use the posture or the breath as tools or vehicles to reach a goal or to seek some state. Many people use the posture, the breath and Zazen… Continue reading Zazen – Balanced posture and natural breath – Jundo Cohen

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This Moments Contents

This moments contents.... this moments sensations... this moments thoughts Let them flow off Like dissipating smoke flowing out behind the crystal orb called now. like the fading sound of the inkin ringing........ Let them be as they are. Self-cleaning Now. ~     ~ Like water off a ducks back. Being present in this moment.... the last… Continue reading This Moments Contents

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On Diligence – Notes

I like the word diligence. Diligence "works". (Note to myself.....) By not living life diligently, we put ourselves on a treadmill. Actually, what we all ARE on is a “down” escalator, walking up..... and we need to put enough effort into our life, that we reach the next floor, or we will always be ending… Continue reading On Diligence – Notes

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Zazen – Zen Sitting practice – notes

Jundo Cohen - Roshi - Treeleaf Zendo Remember that the result of this "Just Sitting" (shikantaza)  is sitting vibrantly at the center of all the world, with nothing more to attain and no other goal besides sitting. Not one other place to be or thing to do in the world during that time of sitting… Continue reading Zazen – Zen Sitting practice – notes

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Basics of Zen Meditation Practice – 1

There are several schools of Zen and Chan Buddhism. Each school has its own methods of practicing zazen, although the basic concept is the same in terms of sitting posture. I have looked for a simple overview of how to practice zazen (sitting meditation), and some of the concepts behind it, as well as a… Continue reading Basics of Zen Meditation Practice – 1