with Issho Fujita
in the City Center Buddha Hall
Saturday, June 7, 2014
1 - 4:30 pm
You may think that if there is no purpose or no goal in our practice, we will not know what to do. But there is a way.
–Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Zazen is often translated as “Zen meditation” or “sitting meditation.” This almost inevitably makes people think of zazen as an effort to control the mind and attain a certain state of mind by applying a specific method.
But zazen practice is not just a training or exercise for us to attain preferable goals. It is a spiritual practice of “immediately entering into Buddhahood.”
How is this possible? If zazen is about no goals or achievement, how can you do it?
Zazen practice is unique because it is performed through “just setting aside your body and mind, forgetting about them, and throwing them into the house of the Buddha.” This is the state of resting ease in which the ordinary way of actively running the mind is put aside.
In this workshop we will engage in lecture, exercise and sitting meditation to explore what we can do to realize such zazen. In this way, we will:
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