Sunday, 23 June 2019


337. Does one need to be a Buddhist in order to practise Zen? Here a distinction can be made between the religion of Zen Buddhism and Zen spirituality. The spirituality of Zen, while it is based in Buddhism, and uses Buddhist symbols and rituals, is not identified with the Buddhist religion. Rather, it uses symbols and rituals freely to practise a spirituality of radical detachment. The Zen practitioner walks free of all labels. 

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