9/29/2013 – Sensory Awareness

Michael led the sangha in exploring Sensory Awareness — a variety of mindfulness of body, which consists of simple, gentle experiments to open up clear, fresh contact with our own selves and the world around us.  As we engage ever more deeply with ordinary activities – standing up or sitting down, coming into contact with any object, reaching out to receive – our natural intelligence and vitality can emerge freshly.  Zen master Suzuki Roshi once described this study (which he strongly recommended to his students) as “the inner experience of entire being, the pure flow of sensory awareness when the mind through calmness ceases to distract.” Alan Watts called it “living Zen”.  Further information on this practice can be found at   <>