Dan is the founder and guiding teacher of the Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha (FSZS) and has taught for twenty years. You can learn more about Zen and the Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha: falmouthsotozensangha.net
During the hour session each Wednesday, there will be directed and silent meditation. The time will also include 1:1 exploration of why one wishes to meditate, the history and forms of meditation, the body in meditation, breathing, awareness, and thought. There will be instruction and practice in the forms of sitting, standing, reclining and walking meditation. Walking meditation (j. kinhin) will be practiced outside in good weather.
A typical 60 minute period might include:
Welcome and introductions Opening remarks Building the form: posturing for meditation Sitting period # 1 Kinhin or walking meditation Sitting period # 2 Questions and discussion of one’s experience during the session Comments about home practice