Description of the benefits of Zen meditation, and instruction in meditation for the beginner. Focuses on the benefits of Zen meditation in recovery from addictions, but is useful to any meditation beginner.
Explanation of the Alexander Technique as used for Zazen practice.
Rules and explanations for gassho and bowing at Zen centers
Short, simple instructions
Some words about sesshin for newcomers to Zen, by Aitkin Roshi.
A two-year daily meditative record of morning meditations, and attendance at extended sesshins, by an American Soto Zen practitioner.
Detailed instructions from Zen Mountain Monastery on how to practice Zen meditation.