WHAT IT IS
Zen, or Zazen, Meditation is a practice derived from Zen Buddhism. “Zazen” translates to “seated meditation”; some schools of thought believe the definition ends there, while others believe it speaks to the Zen Meditation practice itself. While some forms of meditation concentrate on one specific part of your body or another thing, Zen Meditation envelops your mind and body as whole, integrated being.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Traditionally, Zen Meditation is practiced in a seated position with good posture, legs folded (if possible) in half- or full-lotus, hands rested in a mudra, eyes half-closed. Breathwork typically in-and-out of the nose, and centered from the belly. It is a combination of structure and relaxation. Your teacher will give you cues and subtle adjustments to your physical positioning, to ensure maximum comfort as well as effectiveness of the practice.
The peace and tranquility that is “zen” can be developed and augmented through practicing Zen Meditation, and will certainly seep through to your life and being as a whole. Zen Meditation can offer a gateway to feeling resolute, peaceful, unflappable, and enable you to move through whatever comes your way. Make way for more serenity in your life with Zen Meditation.
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." – Laozi