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Vision
Enso Foundation is dedicated to Yoga, Buddhist and Contemplative practice and education. Rooted in tradition, alive in this era, we are compassionately engaged and serving to meet the needs of people, society and the environment.

Mission
To support a sincere and dedicated practice community and to serve others by providing mature programs – traditional, experimental and systems-based, d
esigned for individual and cultural awakening.

 

11924366_392929764236532_5657611902962365396_oWeekly Practice
Practice is being offered every Wednesday at COSA (Central Okanagan Sailboat Association), Kelowna. Please contact Melissa Berry Appleton or Tara

*Yoga 5-6pm
*Meditiation 6:15-7:00pm
*Study 7:15-7:30pm

ALL Sessions are by donation, attend 1, 2 or all 3!

 

 

About Zazen (traditional buddhist meditation practice)

We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality.

The first thing to pay attention to is the position of the body in zazen. The body has a way of communicating outwardly to the world and inwardly to oneself. How you position your body has a lot to do with what happens with your mind and your breath. The most effective positioning of the body for the practice of zazen is the stable, symmetricaMeditation with Tara Pillingl position of the seated Buddha. Sitting on the floor is recommended because it is grounded, however, it’s also fine to sit in a chair.

Secondly, in zazen we focus on the breath. Breath is the vital force; it’s the central activity of our bodies. Mind and breath are one reality: when your mind is agitated your breath is agitated; when you’re nervous you breathe quickly and shallowly; when your mind is at rest the breath is deep, easy, and effortless.

Respiration, heart rate, circulation, and metabolism slow down in deep zazen. The whole body comes to a point of stillness that it doesn’t reach even in deep sleep. This is a very important and very natural aspect of being human. It is not something particularly unusual. All creatures of the earth have learned this and practice this. It’s a very important part of being alive and staying alive: the ability to be completely awake. It is also important to be patient and persistent, to not be constantly thinking of a goal, of how the sitting practice may help us. We just put ourselves into it and let go of our thoughts, opinions, positions – everything our minds hold onto. The human mind is basically free, not clinging. In zazen we learn to uncover that mind, to see who we really are.

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