Dana Gifts, donations, giving.
Dharma The teaching of the Buddha as an expression of Universal Law.
All phenomenon and/or its properties.
Gassho A gesture used as a sign of respect and/or greeting with the palms together in prayer position.
Kinhin Zen walking meditation.
Meditation Mudra The way the hands are held when sitting zazen.
Oriyoki The practice of mindful eating using set of bowls.
Sesshin A silent meditation intensive held over the course of several days.
- Nehan-e sesshin spring retreat, Buddha’s Nirvana
- Tanio-e sesshin spring retreat, Buddha’s Birth
- Denko-e shesshin fall retreat, Gathering of Light
- Rohatus-e sesshin winter retreat, Buddha’s Enlightenment
Shikantaza The main practice of Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, which is “just sitting” or “Only concentrated on sitting," with the goal of achieving a meditative state free from thought.
Zabuton A mat for a zafu pillow.
Zafu A meditation pillow or cushion.
Zendo A hall where zazen is practiced; Zen hall.