~ Basic Zen Vocabulary ~
Zazen: Sitting meditation
Kinhin: Walking mediation
An "all day retreat", held on the last Saturday of every month,
with some exceptions which will be posted on our website as
A face to face meeting with a teacher, to discuss one's practice,
considered an essential form of Zen practice. Dokusan is|
typically done during Zazenkai, and sesshin, or by arrangement
with the teacher.
A koan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is
used in Zen practice to clarify a student's perspective.
Koan study is undertaken with a koan teacher in dokusan.
An extended training period where the sangha gathers
together. Ocean Zendo holds a yearly 5 day sesshin on
Shelter Island, NY.