Introduction to Zen training by KJN Jae Jeannotte
As a Hapkido teacher I firmly believe that when it comes to Zen, you must understand that this is a time where you will need to think about yourself. Zen has a lot of benefits, and the training can be a lot different than what you are used to, but you should first understand what Zen is exactly. You will need to understand that it has a religious aspect, as well as, as a way for you to discover yourself. A lot of people use Zen training for many different reasons, but you’ll need to try Zen and figure out what it brings to you.
Zen is a part of the Asian culture, and it is a direct link to Buddhism. A lot of people have studied Zen as part of their learning and schooling, but when it comes to Zen in America, this is something relatively new. You will find that once you get into the training this is something that you use to help you out of the difficult situations. You’ll want to keep in mind that there are many ways and reasons to use Zen in your life that you may become overwhelmed with it all.
If you are interested in learning more about Zen and get the training for Zen, then you’ll want to keep in mind that there are many institutions that teach it throughout America. You may want to check out some of the local Hapkido classes and instructors, but also even some of the martial art instructors. If they don’t teach others about Zen, then you will be able to find someone who does through these instructors.
When you get your Zen training you will be able to find answers within yourself. You will be able to give up things like addiction and find something to believe in yourself. You’ll want to keep in mind that there are many positive aspects to learning Zen, but with the meditations, you’ll find that it’s not as easy as you would think. There are many teachings and there are many depths of the practice. You will notice that there is an ever-learning aspect to Zen, but the more you try, the more you will benefit from the training.
The instruction of Zen will place an emphasis on your new awakening. Basically, this is where you discover truly what lies within and what you can do for yourself. Many people who are addicted will use Zen to help them overcome some of their issues and attachments to drugs or alcohol. This is because it allows you to find inner strength. It will allow you to figure yourself out. You’ll become very empowered with the training.
Once you have begun your training, you will notice an immediate change within yourself. You may begin to feel better about yourself. You may even begin to feel relieved. Often, people are inspired from their first onset feelings that they will begin to feel different about themselves. Overall, people are enlightened by the art of Zen, and they also seek more, because of the positive energy that it seems to put forth.
The first thing that you must do when it comes to Zen training is to try to understand the history and culture that comes with the art of Zen. You’ll also want to consider that there are many reasons why someone will begin training, but it will encourage you to seek more knowledge out, because you feel so much better about yourself and about most situations when you take the time out to become one with your surrounding and become neutral. You will be able to see the changes in yourself with just some “beginner” classes.
About the author: KJN Jae Jeannotte is a lifelong martial artist who has served as an officer in some capacity in several of the top Hapkido organizations in the world. He is the Founder of JaeMuKwan Hapkido which is recognized by several of the leading Korean organizations. KJN Jeannotte is also the Chairman of the USA Hapkido Union Board of Advisors.
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