Anyone practice Zen Meditation?


#1

Lately been pretty into Zen meditation that is just simply sitting and being present and trying to be more aware and open to the vastness of what it means to arise and fall away each moment. A lot has opened up for me in understanding what my real identity is with this simple thing and just spending time with myself in kind of a concentrated way has felt really therapeutic. Kind of has solved a lot of stress and meaning issues for me.

Also think the Jhana stuff is pretty cool in like deep meditation.

I am hoping to maybe spend some time at Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America to focus on meditation and see how deep I can understand about myself and life. Also would be really into doing like a long retreat at a forest monastery or something.

What about anyone here? Into meditation or any other stuff like that? :slight_smile:


#2

Came very close to going to zen mountain monastery and spending a lot of time there about 20 years ago. I did not due to a relationship I got involved in at that time, that became and engagement and later a breakup. I was still very much into Zen meditation several years ago, very much the same thing you find in John Daido Loori’s book “Finding a still point” I focus more on Qigong mediation these days.


#3

Check out James H Austin for brain research on Zen.

I prefer Zen meditation to any other.