Zazen

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Guy Mokuho Mercier – Asquins sesshin – October 2020

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Kusen given at a retreat at Asquins, France – October 2020 “I am”, an undeniable state which is the Awareness-Presence in which beings and the world of impermanence unfold. Useless to search for a way to attain it. As Master Dogen says: “It’s always already there”. When a baby learns how to walk, it falls […]

Issho Fujita – A Fresh Outlook

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Lotus posture

My notes from Issho Fujita’s visit to London 2018 – Shin Yū Claire Ruddick A brief history of the Buddha – Four stages Buddha grew up in a palace protected from the negativity of the world. One day he encountered old age, sickness, death and a monk. Shocked at seeing suffering for the first time […]

III. Zen and zazen – by Nancy Nanshin Amphoux

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Red blossom

‘A practice called zazen’, I said. What is a practice? Although I do not know much about Christianity, I should say that the practice of Christianity is prayer and active charity. The essential practice of Zen is zazen. Since there have been human beings, and in a different form even before that, there has been […]