Patrick Yunen Kelly, Senior Lay Student
Zen Center of New York City, Fire Lotus Temple, Sunday 06/04/2023
“Zazen” literally means “sitting meditation.” And yet Daido Roshi used to say, “Zazen is not meditation, contemplation, visualization, or mindfulness. It’s a way of using your mind and living your life and doing it with other people.” In this talk, Yunen draws on his own experience to examine the practice of zazen. What is it? Why do we sit zazen? And how does it function in daily life?