PictureZen Seminar Class 01-19 with Ryushin Sensei
Are you new to meditation or Zen practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher?

Zen emphasizes rigorous self-control, meditation-practice, insight into the nature of things, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others. As such, it de-emphasizes mere knowledge of doctrine and favors direct understanding through spiritual practice and interaction with an accomplished teacher.

Zen emphasizes zazen, meditation in a sitting position. In Soto, the emphasis is on shikantaza, 'just sitting',  In alternation with zazen, there is walking meditation, kinhin, in which one walks with full attention. To facilitate insight, a Zen teacher can assign an anecdote, which may seem irrational, but contains subtle references to Wise teachings.

Zen-meditation aims at "non-thinking," and assaults duality, breaking through our illusory separation of mind and body, self and other and life and death. Zen training brings about not only a shift in subjective experience but a transformation in the physical scaffolding of the human body such that it functions in service of the whole picture.

The Kashimon Dojo facilitates wellness through  Zen mediation and mindful based classes weekly. We study under the experienced guidance of Accredited Zen Teachers.  

"Note that this journey is uniquely yours, no one else's. So the path has to be your own. You cannot imitate somebody else's journey and still be true to yourself. Are you prepared to honor your uniqueness in this way?”
- John Kabot-Zinn