Zen practice, or shugyo, is a matter of doing and becoming—a transformative process to be entered into bodily and wholeheartedly—not by adopting a belief system or an identity, but by means of this very body, this very life. Zen shugyo holds out the potential of encountering our true nature, living with straightforward clarity, being more truly useful to those around us, and learning to give the gift of fearlessness.

We offer an introduction to traditional Rinzai Zen forms of practice that can be taken up by anyone, from any walk of life, to any degree to which they are motivated. These powerful, inherited practices help us to discover, deepen, and express our inherent clarity through posture, breathing, and the wholehearted application of our very aliveness in each and every moment.