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vertical line Posted on Jun.08.2017 @ 01:30AM EDT by Thoraxe375
Hi I am a beginner that is looking to get into Zazen Buddhism however where I live (in Winnipeg, Manitoba) there are no Zen Meditation Centers and no Zendo's. My question is how do I get started as I have no idea and any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.08.2017
12:45PM EDT 
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vertical line Start here. Poke around this site.
Or go to my website www.MichiganMeditation.com
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.09.2017
11:13PM EDT 
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vertical line Not a separate feeling separates you and I. My feeling is one with everything. Your feeling is one with everything. Ask around and you'll know the same response. Then you will stop asking and you will flow-motion with the river of life.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.09.2017
11:28PM EDT 
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vertical line You cannot have a separate feeling when, in fact, everything is dynamically interconnected. Try to work with that tender for a few days and explore it. A private feeling just doesn't work.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.10.2017
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vertical line I may be dying while you may be in the best shape of your life but our feeling is not all that different.
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Jun.10.2017
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vertical line The manifestation may be worlds apart but our basic communion remains whole, complete and lacking nothing.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.10.2017
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vertical line We have the strong habit of believing in a separate self. But, observing very deeply, we can see that a thought does not need a thinker to be possible. There is no thinker behind the thinking—there is just the thinking; that’s enough. There is no feeler behind the feeling—there is just feeling. Thinking without a thinker. Feeling without a feeler. What is our anger without our “self”? This is the object of our meditation. When we meditate, we practice looking deeply in order to bring light and clarity into our way of seeing things. The moment the vision of no-self is there, the elusive notion of “I am,” disintegrates, and we find ourselves enjoying, in this very moment, freedom and happiness.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.10.2017
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vertical line Well, I hope that shpeel gives you something to start with. It's mostly up to you. Good luck, friend.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jun.11.2017
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vertical line Quote="Hi I am a beginner that is looking to get into Zazen Buddhism however where I live (in Winnipeg, Manitoba) there are no Zen Meditation Centers and no Zendo's. My question is how do I get started as I have no idea and any guidance would be greatly appreciated."

Welcome Thoraxe,

I see there are leavers and beginners at the forum.

I'm a beginner too.You've asked where do i begin?
You can start with the meaning of Zen.so that you'll know where to start your journey.Zen means meditation or zazen and that all means you can only take the lead by getting on this vehicle.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jun.11.2017
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vertical line Give it a rest.
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Jun.11.2017
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Reply from Phil Space
Jun.11.2017
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vertical line Sorry, git.
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Reply from Phil Space
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vertical line Yeah git.
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