sitting Zazen

sitting Zazen

An ancient Zen Buddhist practice in which an individual sits for several hours with the legs crossed in a meditative pose.
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In the 80s, you started sitting Zazen with people who had HIV/AIDS in New York City.
Within the year, I had made my way to a monastery in California, the first in America where a person could practice Zen in the traditional Japanese way, rising at 3:40 in the morning, sitting zazen and eating with oryoki bowls in the zendo, living and working mostly in silence.
Within a few years he had become a devoted practitioner, sitting zazen for up to five hours a day.