Zen Practice is the craft of a bodily-minded realization through the experience of stillness and non-duality. Through the practices of meditation and inner and outer attentionality, we open ourselves to a vibrant and vast experience of shared aliveness.
Through meditation and mindfulness, I have found an interior freedom. Sometimes it is a relatively unobstructed interior freedom. When it is not there, when I feel obstructed, I know how to make my way back to this interior freedom. Through Zen practice, I have a physical feel for the mind of freedom. And I know it is always there, even when I don’t experience it. If I can be alert and patient, I find that obstructions usually precede an increased clarity, openness, and newly relevant thinking. Then there is the refuge of breath, of the bliss of breath, and of a stable field of mind.
- Zentatsu Baker Roshi