Sit-a-Long with Taigu: Zazen for Beginners (Part XVIII)

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Rev. Taigu Turlur riffs a bit more on Kannon Bodhisattva in sitting:

"People often describe the path of Zen as being relatively dry, lacking heart and not emphasizing sufficient compassion. This is, of course, a misconception. Kannon or Kanzeon is a much revered figure in our tradition, and rather than prostrating in front of a statue, our tradition invites us to cultivate Avalokitesvara's mind in our very life, to sit and act out of the space of Kannon. When one does so, Kannon fades away, if Kannon sits, moves, speaks or sings, it cannot be aware of itself. There is only room and consciousness for the sitting, moving or speaking."

Today's Sit-A-Long video follows. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

Click through to watch today's talk, and to "sit-a-long":

To view all of Jundo and Taigu's SunSpace posts, including earlier installments ofZazen for Beginnersclick here.

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