Anapanasati Mindfulness through breathing. This is the practice that supposedly led the Buddha to enlightenment. Citta Mindfulness of the mind.
Dharma Sanskrit for ‘natural law’ or ‘the way things are’. It also refers to the doctrines of the Buddha.
Hara The abdominal area in Japanese. Zen mindfulness brings attention to this area, as the practice is more grounded in the everyday.
Koan A spiritual question or problem, usually paradoxical or non-logical, used as a theme for meditation.
Metta Loving kindness. A mindful technique to help cultivate an open heart.
Nen Japanese for ‘mindfulness’; the character for ‘now’ is set over the character for ‘heart’ or ‘mind’. It is also translated as ‘attention’, ‘feeling’ or ‘sense.’
Sati The Buddhist concept of mindfulness: paying attention to mental and physical processes. Satipatthana Sanskrit for the practice of mindfulness. Susoku-kan Japanese term for the mindfulness practice of counting the breath. Vedana Mindfulness of feelings or sensations. Zazen Sitting Zen meditation practice.