NYZ: Talk in Japanese on Shin Buddhism, and Seiza Meditation
January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto, and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin Buddhist New York Sangha, will give a Dharma talk in Japanese on Shin Buddhism on January 26, 3-5:30 p.m.; lead a seiza meditation and give a talk in English on January 12, 2-4 p.m.; give a talk in English on January 14, 7-9 p.m.; and lead a longer seiza meditation in English on January 13 and 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Seiza meditation is done in a kneeling position or seated on a chair with the body inclined slightly forward. When some of the first Westerners, such as Ruth Fuller Sasaki, went to Japan in the twentieth century to seek instruction in Zen, D. T. Suzuki and other Zen teachers sometimes recommended they take up seiza meditation as a complement to zazen. In this spirit, Rev. Miki Nakura offers instruction and leads seiza meditation sessions at New York Zendo. Reservations not required.
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