Lesson
1

Zen Meditation Is...

Before beginning to learn to sit zazen, please take some time to explore in this first section of the course some basic views about Zen practice. This is an opportunity for you to explore your motivation and aspirations.

This zazen, the practice of the Buddha Way, is none other than the practice of one's life.

Taizan Maezumi Roshi


Bodhidharma, who is credited with bringing Buddhist meditation to China from India, described Zen:

A special transmission outside the scriptures;
Not depending on words and letters;
Pointing directly to mind;
Seeing one's nature, being Buddha.