What is ZEN meditation?
A practice beyond ideologies
Sitting in open awareness
Sitting meditation, which we call ZAZEN, means to learn to sit with the body in stillness, with straight back, the concentration on the breath, still and stable one-pointed concentration. We can sit on a cushion, a footstool or a chair.
Zen is not commercial
ZEN is practised in a community of practitioners who help together to organise and maintain the ZENDO (meditation hall or room) and the conditions for common meditation and teaching. Everything is founded on volunteering.
Teacher and Sangha
At ZEN there are no gurus. Zen master, Zen teacher and Zen student are all eternal beginner and learners. The community of practitioners is called the SANGHA. »ZEN mind is beginners mind«.