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Zazen for Beginners (We’re All Beginners) XIII – Don’t Forget to Breathe!

posted by Jundo Cohen
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… Just Breathing … how do we breathe during Zazen meditation?

Thisdiagram (kindly provided by a temple in Japan) might seem prettyobvious … but what more do you want to know about ‘just breathing’?

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(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)



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Lawrence

posted January 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm


Excellent post and video–this is very helpful and a great reminder that during those sitting periods where my mind is going wild I can just count the breaths. Very well put, thanks!



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kudra

posted January 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm


i’m new and have been sitting with the sangha for 2 weeks now and can’t seem to get admitted to the forum. i don’t understand. is there a reason for this?



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pema

posted January 31, 2009 at 3:21 am


jundo, are you gummo by any chance? frankly, someone needs to shut” that man” up. is he a representative for the noble tradition of ZEN? to me he represents everything that is abhorrent about western buddhism. yuk. i find him an embarrassment. there, enough said. i need to go sit now. thank you for wearing your robes:)



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Jundo

posted January 31, 2009 at 8:23 am


Hi Kudra,
Please write me at Jundotreeleaf(a)gmail.com, and we can see why.
Gassho, Jundo (aka Gummo ;-) )



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