The Background of Shikantaza

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verbatim transcript, from audio, Q & A after lecture.

I think most of you participate one-week sesshin from tomorrow. So far, we have been practicing counting breathing or following breathing. But maybe tomorrow-- from tomorrow, in one-week sesshin, we will, you know, practice shikantaza. I want to explain, you know, what is shikantaza. Shikantaza is, as you know-- excuse me-- just to sit, you know. We say “shikantaza.” Just to sit. But there is-- if you, you know, it is not proper or it is not enough to say “just to sit.” For instance, you know, ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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