Sitting for extended time with a group of Zen students deepens our experience and understanding of how this universe comes into existence and how it disappears. Formal practice allows us to let go within a safe environment, among equals. In absolute silence and stillness a different dynamic unveils itself, allowing us to contemplate existential questions.
Zen practice is not an escape. To the contrary it encourages us to engage fully in our daily activities wherever we are. Zen practice teaches us be more open, authentic, and passionate in our relationships and to act wholeheartedly and without hesitation.