84 – Two Paths to Meditative Concentration: Directed Effort Versus Letting Go – Part 2

The Zen Studies Podcast show

Summary: I propose there are two paths to meditative concentration: directed effort (what the Buddha taught) and letting go (something we do in Soto Zen). One path or the other may work better for some people. In this episode I describe the "letting go" path in some detail: What it involves, how it (ironically) requires great "effort," and why it works.