About Zen

What is Zen and what does it mean? Zen is the Japanese word for meditation. It is a simple, breath-centred way to find our true self beyond the limits of our conventional identity and self image. The practice of silent sitting meditation leads… in time… to direct experience of the True Self which is infinite and absolute – and thus to an awakening of our true life beyond our personal self (kensho). This awareness of union and compassion affects our daily life and leads in the fullness of time to peace of mind with what is. Zen takes time and is a long process and requires the presence and guidance of an authentic Zen Teacher.

Sitting meditation known as Zazen is recommended daily.  In 450 BC in India the Buddha came to a great experience and enlightenment through sitting meditation and for centuries since this practice has spread worldwide. Zen meditators aim to keep wiping away all traces of attachment to awakening and enlightenment so the true self can manifest more clearly in everyday life, helping them to become more human and more ordinary. Over time, a deep wish to share the joy of peace of mind arises…