What are the fundamentals of Zen Buddhism? What is the purpose of meditation, or zazen? Is the philosophy or the practice of Buddhism more important?
I asked these questions to Keiho Nishigaki, the head monk at the Nan’yoji temple outside of Osaka, Japan. He was kind enough to work me through the basics, in addition to giving me a guided Zen meditation session.
Here’s a selfie we took after the interview!