Summer Zazen Meditation
Time & Location
About the Event
Zazen meditation is rooted in Japanese culture. It consists of sitting in silence on a cushion, with the back straight, legs crossed, and, for a while, concentrating on the breath.
Zazen is the Japanese form of "sitting meditation". The practice of Zazen is at the heart of the meditation experience in Japan. The word Zen comes from the Sanskrit "dhyana", meaning "attention to the present moment". In Japan, its transliteration is the actual word, "Zen".
It is the central practice of Zen Buddhism and has its origin in the Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings, 2600 years ago. It exercises the expansion of consciousness and the development of intuition. Thinking without thinking ... concentrating on posture, breath, and the attitude of the spirit.
For the practice of Zazen we recommend the use of light and comfortable clothing and easy to remove footwear. Please bring a yoga mat or anything you may need to sit on as comfortable as possible. Everyone is welcome; no experience is required.
August 11 – September 24: Wednesday & Friday Only
Between 7 - 8 am
Vasu Bandhu is a shuru of the Dhammapada Sangha of Zen Buddhism.
He is a founding member of the multi-faith group "Interspiritual Fraternity," a Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative (URI). He also works with the Parliament of the World's Religions.