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 andin other non-dual Buddhist traditions. To better understand and embodythe practice, we will spend some time studying its doctrinal underpinnings, including the teachings of “tathagatagarbha,” “suchness,” and “practice-enlightenment.”
Shikantaza Class #1
Shikantaza Class #2
Shikantaza Class #3
Shikantaza Class #4
Shikantaza Class #6
a compilation of some projects ofJiryu Rutschman-Byler