--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill!" <BillSmart@...> wrote:
>
> Ed,
> 
> Yes.  Counting or following the breath is not shikantaza.  These are 
> techniques that are sometimes used to get you to shikantaza.
> 
> ...Bill!
>

  Hi Bill! I have heard of Shikantaza, and have read about it, but really know 
nothing about it. I have been following my breath for over 3 decades now. I 
also follow the practice of chanting the name of the Buddha of the Western 
Paradise. Can you tell me about Shikantaza?
Steve



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