ZAZEN practice at SEISHOJI 青松寺
SEISHOJI welcomes lay practitioners of ZAZEN.
You may contact our staff to arrange your visit.
Orientation at any leveｌ is offered by resident monks.
Anyone is welcome.
flexible;please contact staff
・On the Eidan Hibiya-Line,few minutes walk from “Kamiya-chou”station.
・On the Toei Mita-Line,few minutes walk from“Onarimon”station.
No special clothes are rquired but best to choose something loose and comfortable,however,please refrain fom the use of bright colours:distracting Jewelry:perfume e.t.c.
None:no money is solicited
Sitting is usually on a cushion(ZAFU).There are also a limited number of chairs available.
How you sit and for how long will depend upon your own aspiration and physical condition. However regular practitioners usually sit for 40 min periods and new-comers around 20 mins.
ZAZEN requires close attention to posture.The breath tends to deepen and slow down.Correct posture and breath,in turn,enable the mind to settle.
We become aware of how our thoughts and emotions can bind us.Getting to know ourselves we can loosen up.
In zen master DOGEN's teachings he writes that we need not busy ourselves searching a far,come home,he proclaims ;“where your treasure-store will open of itself,and you can use it at will.”