A guide to understanding Zen Buddhism and Zen Meditation or Zazen as expressed in the tale of the Samurai and the Tea Master, which expresses the essence of Zen in the act of perfection
How to incorporate Mindfulness into your daily life. Practice mindfulness during routine activities. Practice right when you wake up. You can achieve this at any time – take a moment to contemplate – One thing at a time makes a mindful mind
The actions of our daily life — like walking, washing, lighting incense — do not seem very important, but they comprise the whole cosmos – Taisen Deshimaru
Zazen Instructions: In Zen Buddhism, zazen (means literally “seated meditation”) and is a meditative discipline that is at the very heart of Zen practice, and everything about zazen from the practices, procedures, and etiquette of sitting meditation, (zazen) and walking meditation, (Kinhin or kyōgyō) is highly choreographed.
Sound of One Hand – Zen Koan: “You can hear the sound of two hands when they clap together,” said Mokurai. “Now show me the sound of one hand.”