Core Practices

All practices at Zen Garland revolve around awakening and cultivating our ability to live in unity with wisdom and compassion. First and foremost, we follow Dogen Zenji’s core teaching:

To study Buddhism is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.

We offer training across the following 7 core areas of practice as a mean of actualizing these ideas into our living space.  Those core practices are:

The Practice of Zazen
Study-Practice with a Zen Teacher
The Practice of Zen Liturgy & Ritual
The Practice of Embodiment
The Practice of Zen Focusing for Emotional Wellbeing
Engaged Compassion
The Practice of Healing our Relationship with Grandmother Earth

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