Mayka,

‘Breathing you are online’…I like that!

…Bill!

 

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Maria Lopez
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:16 PM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Zen] Zen practice?

 

  


Bill:

 

...And then one still practises zen by "Breathing you are online"!. Or at the 
very least this is what TNH tell us.  

 

Mayka

--- On Wed, 20/10/10, billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org> wrote:


From: billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org>
Subject: RE: [Zen] Zen practice?
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 20 October, 2010, 2:31

  

You forgot:

·         One actively participates in the Yahoo! Zen Forum

…Bill!

 

From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
ED
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:52 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Zen] Zen practice?

  

  

 

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

 

Chris, 

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 
zendo.

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 master

o  One continually returns to mindfulness in the here and now

o  And so on

--ED

 

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

 



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