• Introduction & Background

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 1
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the introduction and philosophy behind the Zen way of living. Om Swami touches upon the first discourse of Buddha and the highest wisdom one can possess. The core principle of Zen and how it is different from traditional path of meditation. The key feature of this episode is the unique exercise of the ‘Silence of the Mind’.
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    35 mins
  • Bodhidharma & Zen Sutra

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 2
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the story of Bodhidharma and how he developed and propounded the insightful technique of Wall-gazing. Om Swami shares with us his personal experience of Wall-gazing, and it’s many benefits. The key feature of this episode is Wall-gazing and its variations.
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    51 mins
  • Elements of posture

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 3
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the foundation and preparation needed to practice the techniques of Zen. In his trademark humorous style, Om Swami shares the importance of maintaining the correct posture while meditating and it’s various aspects. The key feature of this episode is the role of Om Chanting in improving meditation, and its connection with the three states of consciousness.
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    38 mins
  • Meditation on Flower, Stone & wall

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 4
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers many aspects of Zen, while holding a recap of everything covered so far. Om Swami helps the listener experience the inner calm attained by Zen Masters. The key feature of this episode is a masterful practice to get sound sleep.
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    57 mins
  • Heart Sutra

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 5
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the essence of Zen, in its theoretical aspect. Om Swami imparts the quintessential text of Zen, the Hridaya Sutra (Heart Sutra) and the beauty that lies within it. The key feature of this episode is the answer to the fundamental queries such as, what is the source of emotions, and how to go beyond them?
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    1 hr and 4 mins
  • Zazen Meditation

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 6
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the technique of Zazen, Om Swami guides us through the actual practice of Zazen, and two ways of practising it. He also shares his personal experience with meditation and the power of it. The key feature of this episode is the difference between normal and yogic breathing.
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    34 mins
  • Virtues of a meditator, Part I

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 7
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the virtues that a Zen meditator must cultivate over a period of time. Om Swami helps us understand the role of virtues in our spiritual upliftment. Among the four vital virtues, compassion is covered in this episode. The key feature of this episode is the answer to the following questions: 1. Can we do away with virtues and focus purely on techniques? 2. How important is compassion on this path?
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    44 mins
  • Virtues of a meditator, Part II

    Zen: A Way of Life, Episode 8
    Sep 21 2020
    This episode covers the remaining three virtues, namely: Forgiveness, Self-discipline and Humility. Listening to Om Swami is a treat, as he beautifully shares the relevance of these virtues for a seeker. The key feature of this episode is the mental Osoji: A unique way of mental cleansing developed by Om Swami.
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    37 mins
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