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


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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When I reflect on the number of hours during which I should still practice, I feel overtaken and it looks impossible to me. Does it create a wrong energy ?

I have been meditating some years, but without the Buddhas instructions in mind. Several months ago I realized the potential in this meditation and began to practice as I have read about. (I have never received any formal instruction). I have been so happy with what is taking place I am afraid that I will become complacent with my new happiness ...




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 ...


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