Meditation Resources

These are some teachings I find helpful on the practice of just sitting.

Basic Meditation Instruction Video (posture and breathing)
Definitions of Shikantaza
Zazen: Just Ordinary Mind
How to do Zazen from SotoZen-Net
An Attempt At Instructions for Zazen (Koun Franz)
Calmness of Zazen by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Mind and Zazen by Shohaku Okamura Roshi
Fukanzazengi (universal recommendations for zazen) by Eihei Dogen
What is Silent Illumination?

Recommended Books

Zen Meditation in Plain English by John Daishin Buksbazen
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Most Intimate by Pat Enkyo O’Hara
Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner
Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
The Art of Just Sitting by John Daido Loori

“Zazen is, fundamentally, sitting with the basic feeling of being alive.  What is the basic feeling of being alive?  Being conscious, embodied, and breathing.  That is actually what it feels like to be alive.  Every moment of your life, and all of your feelings, thoughts, and accomplishments, depend on this, but most of us hardly ever notice it.  In zazen our task is just to be present with this and nothing else.  Simply sitting aware of the feeling of being alive.”
— Zoketsu Norman Fischer

2 Responses to Meditation Resources

  1. Dawn says:

    Is this group still running?

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