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Zen Mountain Monastery

Zen Mountain Monastery
To receive beginning instruction in zazen at the Monastery, come to the Sunday Morning Program or Wednesday Evening Zazen. All of our weekend retreats, including the Introduction to Zen Training Weekend, also include beginning instruction for newcomers. Zazen is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. In fact, Zen is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism. Basically, zazen is the study of the self. The great Master Dogen said, “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.” We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality. Burmese Position There are several different leg positions that are possible while seated cross-legged. Half Lotus Position Another position is the half lotus, where the left foot is placed up onto the right thigh and the right leg is tucked under. Full Lotus Position Seiza Position

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