【学LEARN:ZEN01】ZEN AWAKENING 1: WHAT IS ZEN "禅"?

posted Mar 8, 2015, 4:27 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Mar 8, 2015, 4:54 AM ]

::::: Workshop Report on March 7th, 2015 :::::

 



On March 7th, 18 participants gathered at 陽岳寺(Yogakujilocated in Fukagawa, which is one of the historical areas in Tokyo, and attended ZEN workshop to learn about “What is ZEN ()” and have a Zazen (Zen meditation) experience.

 

In introduction, Priest 法純 (Hojun) san talked about our habits and thoughts which we think/do something all the time; what we have to do next, oh we update a picture on Facebook and reply messages….what we should do next repeatedly. We don’t have any time paying attention a “Present”, so we just tried to stop thinking, and participants are focus on feeling NOW with open mind in Zazen time (I couldn’t stop thinking even 10 minutes though).


 



Participants were noticed by his talks how much we produced a cause of troubles by ourselves. It was a meaningful opportunity to rethink our attitude/life how we spend every day more relaxed not always thinking about “I” but others (e.g. not judging the people but contribute to others).
 



We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Priest

法純 (Hojun) for his guidance and explanation on the Zazen (Zen meditation), and to Priest Mukai san for using a beautiful temple with all preparations for us! And also a big thank-you to all guests who joined the very first Zazen workshop! We had a great relaxing afternoon with each of you, and look forward to seeing you at next events!


 

* ZEN AWAKENING 2 by Hojun will be held around May or June! Don’t miss it!




 

Written by Jojo