A Typical Sitting PDF Print E-mail

The pattern of our regular sittings is similar to that of the AZI. We sit for approximately an hour, and then chant for around 15 minutes.

We sit for zazen in the traditional Soto style, facing the wall. During the second sitting, the leader of the sitting (godo) gives a short dharma talk (kusen). All our chanting is done in Japanese, rather than English.

After ending the session, we usually repair downstairs for tea and discussion. This is an opportunity to ask questions, discuss sangha business. Visitors are welcome to join this part of the morning as well as the sitting itself.

Meditation
25minZazen - sitting
5minKinhin - walking
25minZazen - sitting
Chanting
facing wallRobe sutra (3 times)
facing inHeart sutra
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