Join us for seiza meditation at New York Zendo, led by Miki Nakura. Seiza (quiet sitting) was established by Okada Torajiro Sensei 110 years ago in Japan. The sitting form is the traditional Japanese kneeling position, but we can also practice seiza sitting on a chair. In seiza, we learn how to find the most physically balanced posture, in accordance with gravity, following correct breathing and allowing the flow of full energy into the lower belly (the hara or tan t’ien region). Through this practice we can naturally experience total serenity of the body-mind. D.T. Suzuki encouraged American Zen students, including Ruth Fuller Sasaki, to practice seiza before and during their zazen training. Everyone is welcome to join! ZSS Health Protocols apply.
About the instructor: Miki Nakura, a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist minister based in New York, started practicing seiza 30 years ago under the guidance of his teachers in Japan. He has been devoting himself to sharing seiza with students since 2004.
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