One-to-One Teaching: Daisan or Dokusan
A relationship with a teacher has always been widely acclaimed as central to optimum Zen practice and realization.
This teaching in Zen is individual. It is called daisan or dokusan.
Daisan is a short meeting about your practice with any of our teachers, and takes place during a scheduled sitting period.
Daisan is limited to members and trial members of Still Mind Zendo and is basic to personal development in Zen practice. It is for checking up on details of your practice, for support in difficulty, for encouragement, for challenge as well as for sharing any insights you may have through your sitting.
The meeting is short so it is important to be focused on what you wish to talk about. Check with the jitsu or the practice leader you had for the Introduction to Zen about the procedure for going to daisan.
Our teachers offer teaching in ‘following the breath zazen’, in shikantaza as well as koan work.