[zazen] Videos

Detailed instruction on how to sit zazen (seated meditation) in various positions – full lotus, cross legged, using a chair; also tips on breathing and how to go into and out of meditation periods. Zen Meditation instruction is provided by Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a Zen Buddhist Training Center located in the Southern California mountains. […]

This film, Quiet Mind: Meditation in Real Life, introduces Zen Buddhism and features Soto Zen roshi Norman Fischer, founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to expressing Zen Buddhist teachings in contemporary form. Highlights and excerpts from the video: Zen Buddhism Norman Fischer: “When you sit, you notice that every […]

This is a concise, clear overview of the Zen practice.  The short clip is from the documentary The Zen Mind by Empty Mind Films. Click here to watch the full movie. Excerpts: A great Zen master called Tozan once wrote: “The blue mountain is the father of the white cloud. The white cloud is the […]

Clear, step-by-step instructions on the basics of classical Zen meditation. Here are the instructions from the video: To begin, you will need a quiet room, comfortable clothes, and a cushion. 1. Choosing Your Position Sit on the forward third of your cushion. The lower body will form a tripod – knees on the ground and […]

Genpo Roshi: Big Mind and Sitting Meditation In this video, Genpo Roshi, the developer of the Big Mind process, answers questions from practitioners. One of the questions is how the Big Mind fits into a sitting meditation practice, such as zazen. Roshi explains that the two practices are like two wings that need to be […]

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