Teisho: Learning to Be

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By Henry Shukman: Associate Master Sanbo Zen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

“… The present moment is shot through with rays of the infinite …”

rays of the infinite

Description: In this talk, Henry reviews the basics of mindfulness, beginning with Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which apply to the entirety of experience and demonstrate that the roots of mindfulness run deep in Zen. These foundations can be seen as the basis of the practice of shikantaza, or just sitting. The diligent practice of mindfulness can lead to a state of deep samadhi that is expansive and full. The lessons begin with learning to be, by sitting and practicing present-moment awareness.

Post & Featured image: Bright Fall Foliage by Katzenfee50, CCO Public Domain.

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