Zazen – Easy Steps to Practice Zen Meditation

by Nippon Kodo

In our busy lives, we always look for ways to release stress and seek comfort to rest the mind & body. One of the effective methods is the Zen meditation, or “zazen (坐禅)” that has been used in Japan for centuries.

Zazen means “seated meditation” which is a main practice of Zen Buddhism. Zazen’s origin can be traced back to an Indian monk in the 6th century, however, Dogen Zenji, a Japanese Buddhist priest/philosopher who lived in the 12th century, is considered to be the pioneer of the practice.



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