Zen & Buddhism Q&As

What kind of Zen does the GZG practice?

We practice within the Soto tradition, emphasising shikantaza (just sitting) and mushotoku (no gaining mind).

It is a very simple practice but a very difficult one, because it strips away all our normal calculations of gain and loss. We can come to see that it is this calculating persective which is the cause of much of our suffering. Wanting to be enlightened is another form of grasping, putting more treasure in the burning house.

If practice has absolute value, life has absolute value.

Nihilism falls away.