Buddhists offer their own form of online meditation — and it’s nothing like the apps

Buddhists offer their own form of online meditation — and it's nothing like the apps

March Mindfulness is Mashable’s series that examines the intersection of musing tradition and technological sciences. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn’t have to be madness.

When the pandemic started to spread in the U.S ., and the concur stay-at-home guilds began sounding through commonwealths, Barry Briggs was not particularly interested in taking his Buddhism rehearse virtual.

He had been rehearsing in the Kwan Um school of Zen for 31 times, first with working group in Seattle and, after becoming a teacher , now with his working group in Southern Arizona. Before the pandemic, he practised with other beings in-person twice a week, where they are able to meditate in zazen — or accommodated — and chant. On Sundays, about 25 people would practise meditation and then listen to a talk, usually by Briggs himself but sometimes by visiting teaches, and go out for coffee. A few times a year, Briggs would attend and seldom contribute in-person meditation hideaways, announced sesshins, anywhere from a weekend to multiple months long. Read more …

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