Buddhism and the modern Komuso

Inspiring explanations about what being a modern komuso means nowadays. It makes it accessible to anyone in his/her own spiritual path.

尺八 吹禅 - Komuso Khronicles

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Explain how being a Komuso in modern Japan and be a Buddhist practice

Being a Komuso in modern Japan can still be considered a Buddhist practice, although it has evolved from its historical origins. While the traditional role of the Komuso as wandering monks who played the shakuhachi and used the tengai as a symbol of detachment from worldly desires may not be as common today, there are still modern practitioners who embrace the teachings and spirit of Komuso as a form of Buddhist practice. Here’s how being a Komuso in modern Japan can be considered a Buddhist practice:

  1. Mindfulness: Modern Komuso practitioners may still cultivate mindfulness as they go about their daily activities, regardless of whether they wear the traditional tengai or not. They may focus on…

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The Benefits of Shakuhachi on Stress

Stress and Shakuhachi – Part 4

Deep breathing

Whenever I give live online meditation sessions on the meditation app Insight Timer, I invite the participants to practice deep breathing meditation with me. I often tell them that if they practice regularly in a safe situation like at home or during the sessions, they will create a habit, a power they can tap in whenever they find themselves in a more challenging situation.
The day after my last live session in February and the following weeks, I could experience how right I was!

How can shakuhachi help to go through stressful situations?

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