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Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (We’re All Beginners) I

posted by Jundo Cohen

We begin
‘Zazen for Beginners (We’re All Beginners)’





We’ll talk the basics of
‘Just Sitting’

Shikantaza

Zazen

There’s a bit more to it than ‘just
sitting’
!!

In a series of talks over the coming days, I will discuss the “ins” and “outs” of
Just Sitting“, which all has to do a lot with dropping thoughts like “in”
and “out”. I’ll talk about where you can expect to “go” in your Practice, and what
you can expect to attain, which is, of course, ABSOLUTELY NO WHERE AND NOTHING!

These talks are meant for beginners in “Just Sitting”
Shikantaza
Zazen and newcomers to Treeleaf Sangha.
Shikantaza
is our central Practice at Treeleaf. But I hope that both
new folks and old timers will give a listen. We are all, of course, ever beginning
now and now and now, with ‘Beginner’s Mind‘  …

Today, we’ll see how “Just Sitting” is much like “just
stopping”

to hit own’s own hand with a hammer … cause it feels so good when ya stop!

PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO JOIN THE SITTING:

TODAY’S SITTING

(if you cannot see the screen at that link, please update
FLASH PLAYER )



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Shelly

posted January 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm


Thank you so much! I am glad to find this as I was trying to meditate alone and it was very hard. Now I know that there are other people out there meditating.



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zen

posted January 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm


the more things change the more they stay the same…
is that a new hammer? the old one had a wooden handle if im not mistaken :)



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Mumon

posted January 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm


In addition to the transcending suffering (nobody can guarantee that hitting one’s self with a hammer is the only kind of suffering one endures) there’s other good things that happen too.
Good luck over here!
Mumon



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Xyphis

posted January 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm


The link to the meditation does not seem to work, yet they do for the rest of the series. Can this be fixed? or is it, as usual, something that is not right on my side?
Thanx and look forward to the beginning of the series



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Jundo

posted January 22, 2009 at 11:46 pm


Xyphis,
Perhaps you need to update FLASH …
http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/downloads.html



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