Zen meditation comes from a long Buddhist tradition. Also known as zazen, this sitting meditation, usually done in the lotus position in a quiet space, focuses on clarity and calmness of the mind to experience awakening. As thoughts arise, they are simply observed and released, as is the cycle of breath. There is no specific focus of the practice. Although Zen meditation seeks no answers, the practice of awareness, appreciation and connectedness to the present moment will bring life answers on their own terms. Some Zen masters will present a koan, a type of riddle or puzzle, at the time of meditation, as a tool to open the mind to possibilities. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.