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Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:52 AM
Subject: [Zen] Zen practice?




Chris said: "To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen."  



Zazen *is* IT - *and* the following may help:

o  One has a zen master as a guide, and has occasional interviews with
him/her in person.

o  A significant proportion of the zazen is as a group, and preferably in a

o  One does not indulge or over-indulge in movies, TV, Internet
browsing/groups, idle talk, partying, etc., etc.

o  One lives a meticulously moral/ethical life

o  One avoids contentiousness 

o  One lives in a monogomous and reasonably compatible relationship

o  One peruses and contemplates Zen buddhist scriptures and commentaries to
an appropriate extent

o  One listens to teishos as often as is feasible

o  One attends sesshins as often as is feasible

o  One associates to some extent with other zennists

o  If needs be, one resolves psychological/emotional problems with the help
of a psychotherapist/psycholgist who is also a zennist, but is not your zen

o  One continually returns to mindfulness in the here and now

o  And so on



--- In, Chris Austin-Lane <ch...@...> wrote:
> To know zen, the easiest method is to sit zazen.
> --Chris


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