At Peace & Nature, we practice Zazen meditation as one of our Human Development programs.
In Zazen, your slow and deep breathing gradually warms up your body, and you come to feel moments of ease. The regulated breathing of Zazen has been shown to 1.) help you relax using alpha brain waves, and 2.) lead to brain stimulation due to the release of serotonin. We encourage you to try this experience and master the breathing techniques for use during your work and daily life.
We will also teach Zen sayings that contain life wisdom, such as “Reidan Jichi” (learning through direct experience) and “Jiri Rita” (helping others helps oneself).
Young people from countries around the world participate in our Zazen workshops. We hope these young people will take a role protecting the future of the earth.
Our Zazen workshops include “Samu” – cleaning and farming work as part of Zen training. Enjoy the scenic farmland sights, calls of wild birds, and scent of the fields, grasses, and soil and hone your senses during this physical work in the natural environment.