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The foundation of the Soto Zen School’s teachings is zazen. This originated with Shakyamuni Buddha who devoted himself to the practice of zazen and subsequently attained enlightenment. “Zen” refers to seeing into and discerning the truth of the way things are, then harmonizing the mind to properly correspond with that understanding. It is also to maintain the harmony of body, breath, and mind by sitting in a stable position with a focused mind.

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Dharma Talk on Zoom

Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office will hold Dharma Talk on Zoom “SPECIAL DISSEMINATION OF SOTO ZEN BUDDHISM” by Rev. Kosai Ikeda, Kenryuji Temple, Shonai Town, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. English:... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Jisho Siebert

Dharma Talk by Rev. Jisho Siebert, Zen Fields, Ames, IA. Dharma talk topic is “Bid Mind and Current Events”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Jisho Siebert Zen Fields 923 Burnett Avenue,... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin Mosko

Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin Mosko, Hakubai Zen Center, Boulder, CO. Dharma talk topic is “No Expectations”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Daishin Mosko Hakubai Zen Center 1275 Cherryvale Rd, Boulder,... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Ejo McMullen

Dharma Talk by Rev. Ejo McMullen, Buddha Eye Temple, Eugene, OR. Dharma talk topic is “Prostration Practice”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Ejo McMullen Buddha Eye Temple 2190 Garfield St, Eugene,... read more

5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Eido Carney

Dharma Talk by Rev. Eido Carney, Olympia Zen Center - Ryoko-an, Olympia, WA. Dharma talk topic is “Being Leaning”. 5 minutes Dharma Talk by Rev. Eido Carney Olympia Zen Center -... read more

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100th anniversary in 2022