2016-11-02 - Zazen is Boring

“Zazen is boring!”, some people complain. But ‘boring’ is its most important quality. If you come to Zazen for excitement, you are apt to leave disappointed, like most people leaving a casino after the excitement has faded. The state of boredom allows for a calm, clear mind. It is like the clear reflective surface of a pond. When we embrace the state of boredom, only then are we are able to see our own thoughts, and know our own mind.