Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (8)

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  • Jundo
    Dear All,

    Kindly post all comments, questions, impressions and objections regarding this Series and any of the videos in the following thread. (I have had to do so to keep the lessons in sequence).

    If refrencing a particular talk, it woud be nice to mention which one. Thank you so much.

    Gassho, Jundo

    Last edited by Jundo; 11-08-2016, 02:32 AM.

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    Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Zazen for Beginners (8)

    We continue our discussion on the postures of Zazen.

    One size need not fit all.

    When there is physical need or restrictions, one may sit in several alternate ways.

    Remeber, the basic rule of thumb is that if a particular way of sitting feels balanced and comfortable, allowing the body to sit stably, not to slumpingly loose and not too rigidly stiff, letting you sit for long periods of time without being distracted by discomfort in the body ... then that is probably a good way to sit for you!

    And also remember that Zazen is to ultimately sit "As What Is." If, do to physical or medical conditions, pain and discomfort is unavoidable ... we sit with that too, pushing acceptance to the limit. If we need to sit and moan, then just sit and moan ... each moan just a Buddha's moaning. (We will have more on sitting with physical pain in an upcoming talk in this series.)

    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Bion; 05-14-2024, 01:18 PM.