How to Meditate

also see: meditation


Take a moment to mark the beginning of your session, such as:

a bow to your mat or chair

a deep breath in, and out

a brief mantra or invocation.

Then sit comfortably.

And breathe naturally.

Pay attention to what is happening:

in the body,

in the senses,

in the mind,

without a need to judge any of it.

Sit for a time.

When you are done, take a moment to mark the end of your session.


Sit comfortably. Breathe. Contemplate:

Or use another Koan.


Angel City Zen Center provides a description of how to sit zazen. It might be summed up as: sitting, & paying attention to what is happening in the body & mind without judging it.