A kind of meditation practiced in Zen.
It is usually thought of as sitting meditation. However, the Buddhists call the four dignitaries of man: walking, standing, sitting, and lying.
- Japanese: 坐禅
Some who practice zazen experience Mushin.
Zazen in Zen ∞
Usually performed by sitting cross-legged on a cushion with the knees on the floor. The back is held straight and one watches thoughts arise and fall. In some styles the attention is repeatedly brought back to a spot a few inches below the navel. This practice is performed for 15 to 30 minutes a day.