The Mudra of Zen

Pink clouds over KonoctiKoun Franz said:

… as an experiment, I recommend trying it, sitting in this posture and trying to feel what it’s like to let your mind, to let the base of your consciousness, move away from your head.

(“No Struggle (Zazen Yojinki, Part 6)”, by koun Franz, from koun’s “Nyoho Zen” ...  read more

Letting the Mind Move

Egret in flightIn a recent lecture, Koun Franz recommended letting the mind move away from the head as an experiment:

Okay… So, have your hands in the cosmic mudra, palms up, thumbs touching, and there’s this common instruction: place your mind here. Different people interpret this differently. Some people will say this ...  read more