Simple Introduction to Zen Practice | Day 8

Welcome!

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A Simple Introduction to Zen with SuZen

Practices in, zen and ancient teachings make our life simpler and more heart-based . . .

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DAY 1

Practice Guidance

 

Practice Guidance in case you haven’t practised with me before!

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SIMPLE 7-DAY, DAILY PROGRAM CONTENT

DAY 1: Simple introduction to Zen | A short introduction to Zen, in Susan’s teaching style “Zenity”: living simply in daily life, with buddha-body-wisdom nature

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We’re going to start with small, easy things . . .

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This is a short contemplation for your day:

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DAY 2

DAY 2: Sitting Zazen and the settling into the posture | This is session 1 in my teaching for sitting Zazen, in Zen meditation. It’s an old video and I’ve re-recorded the voiceover of my teaching – I like the way we show so many ways of how to make a meditation space because zazen is not about wearing black robes and living in a monastery [although we do keep distractions to a minimum].

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DAY 3

DAY 3: The Meditation Hand Mudra in sitting Zazen: this is an old video with newly recorded voice teaching, but it’s so useful for showing different ways of sitting, and arranging your space for meditation.

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DAY 4

DAY 4: Sitting Zazen: the art and the mind.  Zazen is the silent sitting Zen meditation:

“but what do I do with my mind?”  is the usual question.

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DAY 5

DAY 5: The art of Zazen and our attitude to practice.

“There is no goal.”

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DAY 6

DAY 6: A teaching : “Not Two” is what the Zen Patriarch T’seng Sang used to shout at his students: Not two! Not two!

“Not Two”

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DAY 7

DAY 7: A longer practice in sitting Zazen | 15 minutes.

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Enjoy! Namaste

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