Zazen Is Not a Means to an End

Jody Hojin Kimmel
Zazen Is Not a Means to an End
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Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

Zen Center of New York City, Fire Lotus Temple, Saturday 07/01/2023

In this Jodo-style talk during a Zazenkai, Hojin Sensei delves into Dogen’s teachings on zazen. Dogen taught that zazen is not a means to an end – not a meditation technique to achieve something, but “the Dharma gate of joyful ease.” Practice and realization are inseparably one and the same. What are the implications of this deep teaching on the way in which we practice?

 

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