ZEN in daily life

Focusing on your inner peace
Guide to including Zazen in everyday life
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A simple way to regain yourself

"Zazen" is one form of traditional Buddhist practice. Sitting in correct posture, aware of the breath, stabilizes the mind.
In our modern society where there is so much stress in our busy lives, and where an overload of information and environmental factors seem to push us around.
It often seems that we don't know how to rest our minds.

There are three main components of Zazen: Posture, Breathing, Adjusting your mind.

POSTURE

The target of the zazen posture is to sit comfortably and spontaneously. In zazen, you sit in a relaxed manner and releasing the muscles that are usually overused.
Zazen is not painful or difficult if you sit properly.

POSTURE 姿勢

BREATHING

Breathe slowly through your nose and try to breathe carefully.
If you are not used to this, try to take deep and long breaths, focusing on the exhale.

BREATHING 呼吸

ADJUSTING YOUR MIND

During zazen, various kinds of thoughts come to mind. It is natural as long as we are alive.
The important thing is not to chase them or hold them.
You do not need to force yourself to think about getting rid of thoughts, becoming nothing, or unifying your mind.

ADJUSTING YOUR MIND 心を調える

Other Zen mind in our life

Food and environment are also related to Zen mind.
We can make the most of everyday.

Zazen

For more information on how to do Zazen, please refer to the following links.

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