Shikantaza: Practice and Doctrine.
Shores of Zen
A 6-part class series offered in 2009 at Green Gulch Farm.
What is the meditation practice of Soto Zen?  We call it “shikantaza,” “just sitting,” or “objectless meditation,” but what does that mean and how could  anyone possibly do it (or not do it)?  This class explores the deep and subtle “practice” of objectless, effortless meditation, as expressed in Soto Zen and in other non-dual Buddhist traditions.  To better understand and embody the practice, we will spend some time studying its doctrinal underpinnings, including the teachings of “tathagatagarbha,” “suchness,” and “practice- enlightenment.”
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Shikantaza Class #1    
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Shikantaza Class #2    
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Shikantaza Class #3    
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Shikantaza Class #4    
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Shikantaza Class #6    
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