Zazen (seated meditation) at the temple of Shuri Kannondo

What is Zazen

Zazen(seated meditation) is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. In fact, Zen is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism. Basically, zazen is the study of the self. The great Master Dogen said, “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”
To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things. Upon his own enlightenment, Buddha was in seated meditation; Zen practice returns to the same seated meditation again and again. It’s a very simple practice. It’s very easy to describe and very easy to follow. But like all other practices, we have to engage it on a consistent basis if we want to discover its power and depth.


You can experience Zazen at the temple Shuri Kannondo in Naha

You can experience Zazen at the temple Shuri Kannondo in Naha.This temple is founded in 1618,and belongs to the Ringai Myoshinji section. It is located on the hill, and view from this temple is very nice!

Usually Zen lesson is for one hour for beginner in the morning or in the evening. if you are interested in it, please feel free to ask us by using our contact form.


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