We have been practicing zazen on skype for two years, with two friends: Eric in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Christian in Lyon, France. The sessions were quite regular, it helped them and us to keep the regularity. Knowing that somebody else checks your posture is an incentive to concentrate. Paula has started to make a kusen, she mainly reads the book ”true zen” from Master Deshimaru.
Recently we have discovered zoom which improves upon skype: it allows to connect up to 50 people independantly, and open this zazen @ home to a broader public. We will start the meeting 10mm before zazen, and anybody can connect during those 10mm. Now, there exists a whole new web site dedicated to this practice: http://zazenathome.org
Zazen @home is not the same as zazen in a dojo, but it can help for people who are either isolated, or have a very busy family life, and cannot afford the time to go to the dojo
dojo@home is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Zazen@Göteborg
Every week on Tues., Wed,Thurs. Fri, till june 15th 2018, Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/9070503010
Zazen starts at 6:00 till 7:15, where we finish with a sempai. You can connect from 5:50 to 6:00. You install your phone or tablet, vertical, not in front of you but a bit on the side. You check that your posture is visible, also with respect to lightning. If your family generates noise. it is better you turn off your microphone. I ’ll turn it on, for the quick chat after zazen, when we fold the kesa.