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Zen Meditation in Lexington, MA
Monday/Wednesday Evening, Monday/Friday Morning Meditation
Free and Open to All
Kong-An Teaching and Interviews
Kong-ans (Koans in Japanese) are a powerful practice tool unique to Zen, used to test the clarity of a student's mind. The traditional kong-ans are recorded anecdotes involving Zen practitioners. Usually kong-ans call for completion, or have an error built into them. Their seemingly paradoxical nature comes solely from our attachment to words, or our clinging to our ideas or opinions. In reality, kong-ans require common sense and compassion. Ultimately every moment of our life can be seen as a kong-an calling for this same common sense and compassion. That is the correct function of our true nature.
Kong-an teaching interviews are given by Zen Master Bon Haeng during Monday and Wednesday evening practices.