Zen Meditation Practices Taught By Harada Roshi

Zen meditation practices taught by Harada Roshi include counting the breath, following the breath and koan meditation (“thinking about a problem to exhaustion”). The easiest of these is probably counting the breath. You find a comfortable position (not necessarily the lotus posture) and sit or lie down. You count your breaths from one to ten. […]

Zen Meditation Practices Instructions

I did my first Zen meditation sesshin in 1972 at the San Francisco Zen Center with Zen Master Dainin Katagiri Roshi. A sesshin is a seven to ten day intense immersion in Zen meditation practices with instructions. Every now and then, you get to have a face to face meeting, called dokusan, with the Zen […]