Something that stymied me when I first started doing zazen was meditating with my eyes partially open. Here are some thoughts on why we do this and some things that have helped me.
The five lay precepts of Buddhism are given more or less emphasis depending on one’s tradition. But how strictly should they be followed? A few thoughts on the value of precepts.
One of my favorite podcasts on the subjects of Zen, Buddhism, or Meditation is The Zen Studies Podcast. Here’s my review.