Atman -- TODO
- Traditionally a form of sitting meditation, with the back held straight, etc., though the technique can be also be carried through to walking meditation and to your daily life. Unlike some other meditation techniques that use counting the breaths or koans, in shikan-taza the mind is focused on pure awareness of the body, hara, and surroundings. Our normal consciousness consists of darting thoughts, and ongoing internal speech and dialogue. So even our internal, private selves are driven by the flow of language -- but often we become snared by its limitations and contradictions. In shikan-taza the inner voice is silenced. When you notice that the inner voice has started up again you calmly quiet it and keep sitting. In this way, with practice, you can come to experience the world directly, without it being filtered through the veil of language. -- Zen and language
- Sitting Meditation.
- Mumonkan (a text)
Sanzen -- to study Zen in the form of an interchange with the teacher.