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Shikantaza

Definition: "Shikantaza" means "just sitting." As a form of zazen, shikantaza is sitting silently and alertly, observing thoughts without attaching to them.

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WINTER ANGO READER ON SHIKANTAZA
Some Small Suzuki Roshi on Shikantaza
And there is—there may be various misunderstanding about shikantaza. If you think That is true, but even though you are able to do it, that is not shikantaza.
A few views around shikantaza.
Events 2012 Pamphlet - Mountains and Rivers Order
conclusion of the Koan & Shikantaza retreat and sesshin. For transport information contact secretary@zen.org.
Lesson 10: Soto Zen School

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Shikantaza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shikantaza (只管打坐) is a Japanese term for zazen introduced by Rujing and associated most with the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. Ford cites on p.
Shikantaza
Zen master Dogen's Shikantaza just sitting meditation method.
Shikantaza | Peace is Every Step
Shikantaza means Just Sit, a collection of resources for your practice.
Shikantaza
In Zen they have a practice which they call shikantaza. And of course, even to call it a practice is already misleading, because it actually means "doing nothing.
Shikantaza
Shikantaza is the practice of doing each activity in our life for the sake of that activity, regardless of whether we are sitting, lying, walking, or standing, or working.

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