In Zen practice, a Mondo is a dialogue between a disciple and his master.

Group and garments

I would not be able to wear a kimono and attend a dojo. Kimonos are too impressive. I have looked for a Master for a long while without finding one. Dojos are too masculine and I feel a spirit of competition between practicioners, or of worship towards Master Deshimaru. Am I fit to practice zazen?
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Summer camp

I've been practising zazen irregularly, and not lately, anyway.Do you think that attending an eight day session without being much prepared is realistic?I'm afraid I would feel like a stranger, even bother, because I would not know the protocol, the etiquette, the good manners, in a way. . .I've read the testimony of a practitioner ...

Why do some practice zazen, while others don't?

I cannot understand why I've been drawn to zazen, 10 years ago, whereas my friends or my relatives are in no way interested in the practice. . . What drives people to sit in zazen and think it's only evident and natural, whereas others don't give a damn about it? Are they already awakened?
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Loneliness

I've started a spiritual quest years ago and I realize that I've progressively departed from everything and everybody. Though my practice brought me deeper understanding, I do not feel as connected to life and to others. What should I do?
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Motivation

Master Kosen, Some people have an innate motivation and need little effort to practice, while for others, it is just the other way round. How can one develop a strong motivation? Thanks.
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London

Hi there, bonjour... I practise my sitting twice/thrice a day.Love the sit. Best thing in my life. Go to a small group once a week too, part of white plum org. No probs with that. was wondering though if you guys were ever considering setting up a branch of your sangha in London?
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Am I turning aside?

I'VE BEEN PRACTISING FOR TWELVE YEARS, WHEN THE FUELWOOD OF THE ILLUSION OF THE FASCINATION, FROM THE ORDINATION ...... HAS ALREADY BEEN BURNED COMPLETELY I AM AGAIN WITH MY STUPIDITY AND MY FEARS.... THIS IS TO SAY NAKED AND AS THE SAME FOOL AS USUAL. IS THIS PART OF THE WAY OR AM I TURNING ASIDE?
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What is a sesshin?,

What is a sesshin? I am a begginer, I suffer tremendous pain in Zazenand have not achieved a right posture. Going to the sesshin could helpor I have to be more apt ?
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How to do one's best ?

Dear Master Kosen,I am told that while practicing zazen, I should not let myself get frustrated if my practice is not what I want it to be. My practice is what it is, and I should not pollute it with my own goals and strivings. How can I distinguish between this way of practicing, and simply caring too little about the way I practice? Doing my ...

Why practice ?

Why practice ? What worries me, that is the "why" of practice .. and the "why" of all things. Everything appears to me vain. When we will be dead, you and me, I doubt that your corpse will be better than mine; I doubt that you will go in some paradise where I will not go. Then why practice ? Tell me, please, in what I am wrong in asking the ...




Is it true that practicing the way is dangerous?

Hello Master Kosen, I have read the book "what is the enlightening?" from John White in whom 10 prominent figures speak (Sri Aurobindo, Krisnamurti, Ken Wilber etc) about their experiences, and they all seem to coincide in that "The Way" of the practice of meditation is dangerous, even "terrifying", that one can get lost in it, or bcecome a ...

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