Monday, January 14, 2008

Zen Meditation - how to do zen meditation?

Zen Meditation How To Do Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is normally practiced sitting on a cushion on the floor. There are two main items used for Zen Meditation, called zafu and zabuton. Between them, they can take the edge off sitting on a hard floor surface. The zabuton is a mat placed on the floor. The zafu is a cushion that is placed on top of the zabuton. They can help to take the pressure off your legs whilst you meditate.

The idea of using cushions is to help you focus your mind on the meditation itself, rather than any aches or pains that you could experience whilst sitting on a hard wooden floor.

The aim of Zen Meditation is to simply sit and open the "hand" of thought. Traditionally, it is practiced in a sitting position, with folded legs and hands. Your spine is kept upright during the meditation.

There are several different sitting positions that you can take whilst practicing Zen Meditation. Select one which is comfortable for you.

Once you have reached your desired sitting position, half lower your eyelids so that your eyes are neither fully open nor fully closed. This will allow you to stay awake whilst not being distracted by outside objects.

When you start to practice Zen meditation, you will begin by concentrating. This usually involves focusing on your breath, often whilst counting. Over time, you will find that you can concentrate your mind easier each time you start to meditate. 

Zen meditation is probably best experienced by joining a local group so that you can get the most out of the various teachings associated with it, together with the support that a practice group offers.

Spend some time to know the benefits of meditation.

Learn some meditation techniques:

Learn some mantras for your spiritual and material life:

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David C Schupbach said...

Hi Bendz, Love your meditation site! Thanks for the comment at my blog. Great that you are providing resources like this.
Good work!

Bendz said...

Hi David,

Thanks for your visit and comment. I love the words in your blog...

* Avoid rather than check
* Check rather than hurt
* Hurt rather than maim
* Maim rather than kill, for;
* All life is precious, and no one has the right to take it away!

Keep Blogging for us.


David C Schupbach said...

Thanks Bendz, those words are from the ancient Buddhists of the Shaolin Temple, and possibly can be traced back to Bodidharma himself. In any event, they were taught to me by my Sifu, Vincent Cabais. See: I think they comprise a beautiful mantra that everyone should attempt to live by.

By the way, I have taken the liberty of adding your site link to my blog!

Peace and Serenity.

Bendz said...

Hi david,

Nice post titled 'Forgetting the Moon'.

Keep it up.

ng2000 said...

Valuable resource of zen news summaries:

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You can download a free eBook on meditation from here.

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