Zazenshin: Acupuncture Needle of Zazen, by Shohaku Okumura

Originally posted on Buddhism now:
Zazen is the centre of our practice and also the centre of Dogen’s teaching. The Shobogenzo Zazenshin is one of Dogen’s writings in which he discussed the essential nature of his sitting practice. He wrote this text in 1242. ‘Za’ means ‘sitting’, and ‘zen’ is the Japanese pronunciation of the…