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Zazen: The Incredibly Difficult Practice of Not-Doing

Our practice of zazen is also known as shikantaza, a Japanese term that can be translated as “nothing but precisely sitting.” The whole point is to just sit there. Doing nothing. A practice of not-doing. This is so difficult for us, we can hardly even conceive of it. Instead, we imagine we are supposed to sit there meditating. We’re supposed to concentrate, or be aware of this moment, or something. Anything. Anything but really, really doing nothing. When I settle into my...

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Tue 15th

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

BWZ Board Meeting

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Just Sitting

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

BWZ Monthly Book Group

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dharma Talk with Shintai

October 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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