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Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER9

Sangha: Practicing with Others

In This Chapter

  • What sangha means and reasons to practice with one
  • Various benefits of working with a Zen teacher
  • The experience of meditation retreats
  • Rituals and other religious elements in Zen
  • Formally becoming a Zen Buddhist

In this chapter you’ll find the Zen methods that generally involve practicing Zen with other people. I present them together because I think you can have a valuable Zen practice without them. That is, you can practice alone, and without engaging with Zen teachers, going to meditation retreats, taking advantage of Zen ritual, or making formal vows.

Many Zen students and teachers ...

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