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- One time, I visited with family during the slow, rainy season and a monk was so happy to see us, he gave us an impromptu “zazen” or meditation session that included a nice whack on our backs with a “keisaku” or wooden stick. One section also has ...
- No Zen riddle: Being hit during meditation is not punishment
- The flat wooden stick used by priests is called "keisaku" by the Rinzai sect and "kyosaku" by the Soto sect. They are the two main schools of Zen. The blow produces a bit of sting if wielded too vigorously.
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- One of the more curious aspects of zazen is the way that priests occasionally hit practitioners with a flat wooden stick known as a keisaku.
Keisaku is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Keisaku books and related discussion.