a glimpse of mindfulness

May 24th, 2012

This is the best video I’ve ever seen on how to meditate, and it was produced at my practice home, the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. It depicts the precise instructions given in our beginner’s class and our one-day beginner’s retreats, and reiterates the teaching carried down through all 81 generations of our Zen ancestry. Now you have everything you need to begin, and to begin again. Our next Beginner’s Mind One-Day Retreat is Sunday, June 10.


  1. thanks you so much for this meaningful video-it was very helpful 🙂

    Comment by silvercrone — October 11, 2010 @ 2:29 am

  2. I agree… a really excellent instructional video. And it’s interesting they don’t mention thoughts once. It’s all about posture and breathing.

    Thanks for sharing this, Karen!

    Comment by Maia — October 11, 2010 @ 2:35 am

  3. So helpful. Thank you.

    Comment by AK — October 11, 2010 @ 11:09 am

  4. Thanks be to whoever decided to add captioning… i was actually able to follow a video on line !! wahoo… and a wonderful reminder, again, of how to set up shop, each time… thanks karen..

    Comment by kate — October 11, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  5. “Then thoughts arise, don’t engage them, and don’t suppress them. Go back to the count.”

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — October 11, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  6. Clear and concise. All that’s left to do is sit!

    Comment by Melissa — October 12, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  7. This was great to watch!! Thank you Maezen for posting!!

    Comment by Judy Johnson — October 12, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  8. Great reminder of what I learned that day.

    Comment by Neil — October 16, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

  9. this is going on my wall. thank you! xo

    Comment by mindy — May 26, 2012 @ 3:39 am

  10. Thanks for sharing this Karen, it really is an excellent video.

    Comment by Bobbi — May 27, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

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