Zen Meditation Methods For Beginners
Zen meditation is one of the oldest and effective meditation methods helping people awaken the soul and to shorten the cycle of birth and rebirth.
Meditation is the core of Zen practice. Zen literally means meditation. It comes from sanskrit and pali in India to the Chinese (Chan) to the Japanese. The posture of zazen. There are many different ways to do Zen meditation. During meditation our body and mind should be still. Depending on the individual, you may like to do sitting cross legged on the floor, kneeling on the floor, sitting in a chair, or even laying down.
This meditation method similar to many others is emphasizing on breathing allowing to take your attention away from the thoughts as they arise in your mind and let them just passing by like clouds through the sky.
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Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other important aspects of Zen training. In addition, Zen Training goes beyond the first flashes of enlightenment to explore how one lives as well as trains in Zen. The author also draws many significant parallels between Zen and Western philosophy and psychology, comparing traditional Zen concepts with the theories of being and cognition of such thinkers as Heidegger and Husserl.