How to Practice Zen Buddhism at Home
Your home should be your own private oasis; an environment that is tranquil, peaceful and calm. This environment can also be a place where you can practice Zen Buddhism. To practice Zen Buddhism at home is easy, if you follow these few steps.
Have a Meditation Room or Area.
- Zen means "meditate". To properly practice Zen Buddhism at home, make sure you have a space set aside where you can meditate in peace. If possible, a meditation room is best. Make sure it is free of clutter and distractions. A floor mat, a few pillows, candles and Buddhist relics are all you need. If a meditation room is not possible, set aside a space specifically for meditation. Make sure you can sit comfortably.
- Study the teachings and scriptures. Commit to learning more about Zen Buddhism and practice the beliefs every day.
- Apply the principles you have learned and practiced to your daily life.