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Tue. Jul. 12. 2022Lecture on Zen Buddhism and zazen

2022 KCJS Virtual Summer Program  Lecture on Zen Buddhism and zazen

We had a special lecture by Tom Kirchner, who is a Buddhist monk at Tenryuji Temple in Kyoto.

Below are comments from participants.

“I found the Zen lecture very interesting as it not only introduces a spiritual system but also provides the opportunity to practice meditation or Zazen. I was particularly impressed by Zazen, in which I found myself in darkness and felt my breath and the energy of my hands. This is something that I have not experienced before, and I would recommend my fellows to try it next time.”  Xiuyu Li (College of William and Mary)

“It was fun to have the opportunity to learn how to do Zazen from an actual practitioner! The Q&A session afterward also gave us a chance to discuss the rationale of Zen practice from a contemporary perspective, which was very helpful. Even if one is not specifically interested in Zen, this will be an interesting experience for anyone who wants to know more about Japanese culture or meditative practices in general.”  Ye Lim Oh (Columbia College)

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