Zen, Zen Buddhism, Zen Enlightenment, Zen Meditation

Zen, Zen Buddhism, Zen Enlightenment, Zen Meditation

Zen Buddhism

Beliefnet is the leading spirituality and religion site. Our Zen Buddhism section covers everything from the Buddha's core teachings to Zen Buddhism book excerpts to offerings from great contemporary Zen Buddhist teachers like Thich Nhat Hahn. Both those new to Zen Buddhism and long-time practitioners will find riches here. Our Zen offerings include:
  • Zen guided meditations, prayers, and chants
  • Articles by leading Zen teachers, including Shunyru Suzuki and Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded Zen seekers in our community forums
Beliefnet's Zen content will guide you through mindful, serene living. Thanks for exploring our Zen Buddhism section. Please choose a topic from below and enjoy.


Zen Buddhism Discussions

Share your thoughts on haiku, dharma, Zen arts, Zen practices and more in our online Zen community.

Be Kind to Yourself

The key to spiritual practice is acting with warm-hearted intention. By Shunyru Suzuki

Learning to Sit

Sitting meditation is one of the more difficult Zen concepts to practice. By Dinty Moore

Cultivating a Direct Experience with Life

Zen invites us to experience the truth that lies before us, but eludes the thinking mind.


Being Peaceful with Thich Nhat Hanh

The Vietnamese monk says individuals must be peaceful within themselves in order to work for peace among nations. Join him for this peace meditation.

Breathing and Calm Waters Meditations with Thich Nhat Hanh

Two unique guided meditations with the Zen master.


Thich Nhat Hanh on Impermanence

Nothing dies; it only changes form.

Sex on the Zen Path

Sex is seen as an opportunity to enhance awareness.

Zen and Depression

One woman explains how her Buddhist path both helped and hindered her journey through depression.


Quiz: What Is Enlightenment?

See how much you know about the state of deathless peace and bliss.

Send a Buddhist eCard

Unique greetings for your Buddhist loved ones.