3. Zen Forms: Ritual & Liturgy
Although a reader might get the impression from Zen literature that Zen denigrates ritual, in fact, ritual is very important for the practice of Soto Zen and for us at Everyday Zen.
Ritual expresses and evokes through bodily action and gesture, what we feel about our lives but often can’t explain. Ritual is something we do, not so much something we talk about, but the lectures included here give an overall sense of the how and why of Zen ritual.