Daily Zazen

This talk is about how to put a regular zazen practice together in one’s daily life. It starts out with a look at the two sicknesses of meditation:

  1. Treating meditation as a means to an end.
  2. Using meditation as a way to escape difficulty.

The antidote to the two sicknesses is seeing zazen as the repeated gesture of “opening up around” our experience as it is from moment to moment. By committing to this gesture as the essential enactment of zazen, we can discover zazen as an expression of buddha mind. The talk concludes with some very basic and practical ideas for how to set up a daily meditation practice.

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Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi is the the guiding teacher at the Boulder Zen Center in Colorado, USA. This podcast shares the regular dharma talks given at the center. Zenki Roshi approaches Zen practice as a craft of transformation, liberation, wisdom and compassionate action. His interest is to bring Buddhism alive within the Western cultural context, while staying committed to the traditional emphasis on yogic embodiment.