Zazen or Zen meditation is more than just quiet sitting. It is worthwhile to take time to observe the world and yourself using your senses. Zazen is meditation unique to Zen Buddhism and is at the heart of the practice.. Zazen means literally sitting meditation. This can be in the half lotus position or hankafuza by placing the left foot onto the right thigh and tucking the right leg under the left thigh. The full lotus position or kekkafusa is done by putting each foot onto the opposite thigh which can be painful at first. The Kneeling Position Seizai which is by kneeling with hips on your ankles. These are classic positions but sitting in a chair or even standing is acceptable though it is essential to keep one’s back straight. Hands are typically folded into the mudra position by putting palms of your hands up while holding your other hand also faced palm up. Meditation really starts when your mind is cleared, and we think of nothing but our breath to be continued for at least fifteen minutes.