Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Extending Ki In Zazen-Only”

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BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self

by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Extending Ki In Zazen-Only”:

In our Way, we embody shikantaza by living from the still vibrancy of core-Self while being somatically mindful of the great functioning of Ki in our everyday life. This somatic mindfulness of Ki is viscerally transmitted in our daily embodiment of core-Self inside of zazen-only. It is in zazen-only that core-Self viscerally comprehends the vital functioning of Ki in this Only Moment Body. To viscerally comprehend the vital functioning of Ki through your core-Self in zazen-only is to somatically realize how to generate Ki in your hara, how to viscerally contain Ki in your Kikai, and how to viscerally extend a sensory field of Ki energy into your immediate surroundings.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Ocean Of Ki Energy”

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BOUNDLESS INTIMACY: The Eye And Treasury Of Core-Self

by Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.

Excerpt from Chapter 1 – “Abiding In Core-Self – Ocean Of Ki Energy”:

When we viscerally abide in the vibrant alertness of our core-Self in shikantaza and zazen-only, we become somatically intimate with the vital bio-energy that upholds and sustains the total dynamic functioning of this Only Moment Body. The ancient Chinese sages (5000 B.C.) called this vital bio-energy “Chi” or “Qi” (pronounced as “chee” and “key.”) In our Japanese Soto Way of Zen, we call this vital bio-energy “Ki” (also pronounced “key”). Ki is a universal form of bio-energy that upholds the life of all plants, animals, creatures, and beings on our planet. In shikantaza and zazen-only, we experience Ki as the life force that penetrates the surface and depth of this Only Moment Body.