Non-Attachment, Non-Separation

In this video John clarifies what fundamentally the practice of zazen is, by reference to non-attachment and non-separation, which can be seen as the two principal pillars of Mahayana Buddhism. Although it is true that we cultivate non-attachment of thoughts and emotions to steady ourselves during our practice, it is non-separation which is the fundamental practice. In this we aim simply at sensation, without perception, discrimination, or judging. Such a practice manifests a world which is vivid, immediate, and momentary where there is no separation between this person and all beings.

Adapted from kusen given on 29th September 2020