ZEN PRE-SESSION PRACTICES AND PREPARATIONS MANUAL

Before starting you must read these course preparation instructions

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Introduction to Zen Concentration

General Objective of the Class:

Introduce students to the basic concepts of Ki Breathing and Zen Meditation, providing guided practices for each.

Part 1: Ki Breathing (10 minutes)

Introduction (2 minutes):

  • A brief explanation of Ki Breathing delivered through a visual presentation or prerecorded video.
  • Discussion on the importance of Ki Breathing in concentration and vital energy.

Ki Breathing Practice (6 minutes):

  • Live instructions for adopting a comfortable and relaxed posture.
  • Step-by-step guide to performing Ki Breathing, with visual demonstrations and opportunities for students to practice and receive real-time feedback.

Part 2: Zen Meditation (20 minutes)

Introduction to Zen Meditation (3 minutes):

  • A short video or explanatory presentation on Zen Meditation and its benefits.
  • Clear instructions on the correct posture for meditation, visually demonstrated.

Zen Meditation Practice (15 minutes):

  • Live-streamed guided meditation session, with clear instructions and opportunities for practice and reflection.
  • Practical tips for handling distractions, shared through live streaming or interactive chat.

Class Closure (2 minutes):

  • A brief summary of what was learned, presented visually or verbally.
  • Instructions or recommendations for individual practice before the next class, shared through downloadable documents or links to online resources.

This online class plan is a starting point and can be adjusted according to your needs and those of your students. For future classes, you can follow a similar format, introducing new concepts or techniques related to Ki Breathing and Zen Meditation, and delving deeper into each practice as the course progresses

Instructions and Recommendations Before the Next Class:

Repeat the Class:

Students should review and practice again what was learned in Class 1 before the next session. The class will be recorded and available on the Zen OnLine School.

Maintain State and Control:

It is crucial to practice with a calm and focused mental state, maintaining control and awareness of the present moment.

Additional Recommendations:

Practice Space:

Choose a quiet, distraction-free space for practice. A silent and comfortable area is ideal for meditation and breathing exercises.

Regular Schedule:

Try to practice at the same time each day to develop a routine and facilitate habit formation.

Use of Timer:

Use a timer or stopwatch to manage breathing and meditation practice times, helping to maintain focus without watching the clock.

Record of Experiences:

Keep a practice journal where you note your experiences, feelings, and thoughts during each session. This will help observe progress and reflect on the practice.

Open and Patient Mind:

Focus on the process rather than the results. Practicing Zen requires patience and an open mind to new experiences and learnings.

These recommendations are designed to help students prepare and make the most of the next class while consolidating and reflecting on what was learned in Class

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