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.

Things You'll Need

  • Pillows
  • Candles

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.

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