Introduction to the Course
  • The manual labor of Zen meditation
  • Introduction to Spring Green Dojo
  • Goal of this course
Introduction to Zen Training
  • Why train in Zen ?
  • The three elements of Zen training
  • Breath and gravity in Zen training
The Work of Swinging a Sword
  • Breath and gravity with a sword
  • The basic movement of a sword
  • The dynamics of swinging a sword
The Work of Splitting Logs
  • Breath and gravity with a splitting maul
  • Another form of splitting
  • The dynamics of splitting wood
The Work of Zen Meditation
  • The breath and gravity of meditation
  • An assault on habits
  • The dynamics of meditation
  • Closing review and credits