Wrapping Up

You can’t do very much if you don’t do it all.

Taizan Maezumi Roshi

The nature of our practice is like a baby learning to walk; falling down, getting up, over and over again, without despairing, until walking is natural, unpremeditated.

One way or another, sooner or later, everybody, everybody, will achieve profound great enlightenment. From one angle, there's nothing to achieve; you already are. But at the same time, on another level, it's absolutely crucial to realize it and actualize it in person, in this body, in this life.

We should engage the way in zazen as if extinguishing flames from our headsl

Dogen Zanji i


Further study

This course is based in part on Daishin's Zen Meditation in Plain English, published by Wisdom Publications (2002).

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Daishin teaches at Zen Center of Los Angeles:

For further reading (click to purchase):

On Zen Practice, Taizan Maezumi and Bernard Glassman (Wisdom Publications, 2002)
The Art of Just Sitting (2nd edition) , John Daido Loori (ed.) (Wisdom Publications, 2002)
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Suzuki Roshi (Shambhala Publications, 2006)

     


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