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Page: 256
Format: pdf
ISBN: 9780861719495
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA


Sitting zazen or “Shikantaza” has been central to understanding Dukka, impermanence, and ultimate freedom from suffering since Dogen sat and wrote as our greatest teacher. The rest-- the Precepts, the Sutras, the Dharma and Enlightenment itself, are all there in the emptiness of just sitting. Magick for Human Beings - Or: How I Realised I Am A Dummy After Writing the Steps Below. Jun 2, 2012 - (“Not Always So”, p. Long been recognized as a “Sitting” practice. (Later, that same teacher made me stand in the corner; and it was there that I first discovered the joys of wall gazing and shikantaza [the Zen practice of "just sitting"]! But it was Dogen who first insisted on intensive meditation, who produced the first Japanese writings explaining Zen practice, and who constructed the first real Zen monastery in Japan, establishing a set of monastic rules still He was an accomplished artist and calligrapher and a voluminous author—he left a written legacy that is arguably the most extensive of the masters of the Chan or Zen, traditions. €We sit around drinking and .. Feb 6, 2013 - “Band” is just a term for my relationships with friends being reduced to something essential and productive. Sit so that when you are not sitting you will know to do right things. Dec 14, 2011 - One of the books I am currently reading is The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings of the Zen Practice of Shikantaza by John Daido Loori. This is a version of the classic shikantaza ("just sitting") meditation associated with the Soto school of Zen. In some ways I see the individual/group dilemma as the price of creating a deliberate ambiguity between life and art. Sep 20, 2013 - We call it “shikantaza,” “just sitting,” or “objectless meditation", .

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