Online Zen Training
Sensei Rapaport was one of the first Zen teachers in the world to correspond with students via Skype. For over a decade now, we have found that keeping in touch via video conferencing is an extremely effective way to practice, provided the student can maintain a strong personal practice and occasionally attend retreats.
Koan Practice students find that Skype sessions are virtually the same as face-to-face meetings in terms of maintaining contact with a teacher and progressing through the system. Because Sensei has worked with Zen koans for almost 50 years and is acknowledged as an expert in the field, he specializes in working with advanced practitioners who have practiced in other lineages as well as those who have meditated for many years and have wanted to start examining koans to augment their practice. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced student who has been stuck on a koan for months or years, this work can be valuable and rewarding.
Zen Dialogue sessions can be done via Skype, with great effectiveness. It is an innovative process based on the fact that the most direct way to deal with the quest for Awakening is to enlist the help of the ego part of the Self rather than attempting to force it to change. Zen Dialogue is a facilitated series of hour long sessions that focus on identifying and dialoging with various aspects of the Self. The result of this method is increased clarity of purpose and understanding of how and why we function the way we do.
Spiritual Counseling. Should you have a need for general counseling regarding your spiritual practice, that can also be done via Skype. Sensei Rapaport has many years experience counseling practitioners from various spiritual traditions.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a free exploratory Skype meeting.