Zazen

Zazen is like a vast sea, a world without limits, it shines like the moon, spreading its limitless light.  This is Dogen famously extolling zazen.

When I’m asked what is the purpose of zazen, I have to say no purpose.  As I’ve often said, sit, body upright, backbone stretched, breathing through your nose, mouth closed, eyes open, sitting resolutely.  Zazen is basically becoming intimate with the self — the dharma of becoming you.”

— Kōdō Sawaki Roshi.

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About Andy

Tea drinking, plant loving, meditating father of three small foxes. I came to Buddha dharma as a way of coping with long-term illness and found much more than I could have imagined. Using time-tested methods from Buddhism and elsewhere I am trying to make sense of life, experience and human relationships with varying amounts of success and connecting with others doing the same. Haiku and longer poetic forms are part of that journey.
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