There are three aspects of practice which are derived from the Buddha’s Eightfold Path, called the Three Trainings

  • Sila (discipline; morality)
  • Dhyana (concentration; meditation)
  • Prajna (wisdom; inquiry).

The way of Zen combines these three into a seamless whole.

You can find any number of books and webpages and videos about Zen and other Buddhist practices. But none of them can substitute for actually DOING the practice under the guidance of an accomplished teacher, usually within the social context of a sangha, or practice community. Reading is not enough. Thinking through it all is not enough. Besides, you can’t figure this out anyway!

Zen practice transforms the practitioner. You must do it and see.

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