Myozan Kodo, Reverend of Zen Buddhism Ireland, met with Transition Year students on Monday 22nd May 2017. They were invited to partake in a Zen Buddhist Guided Meditation. As part of this meditation, students completed a Body Scan to bring peace and harmony to their very being.
In his talk, Myozan stated that the Zen school of Buddhism emphasises doing meditation without a goal, with the belief that everyone is already inherently enlightened. Myozan said that the Soto Zen Buddhist expresses this belief through seated, silent meditation.
Students learned that Soto Zen encourages awareness of the workings of one’s own mind as a means of living mindfully in all areas of daily life. This path encourages followers to come face to face with their life in all its aspects. This path, according to Myozan, will lead them to find both themselves and their relationship to all other things.
This talk was very well received, with several students engaging in a detailed question and answer session with Myozan.