enso, a symbol of Zen Buddhism.
Zen teachings and practices.
Zen asserts, as do other
schools in Mahayana Buddhism, that all sentient beings have Buddha-nature,
the universal nature of inherent wisdom (Sanskrit prajna) and virtue,
and emphasizes that Buddha-nature is nothing other than the nature
of the mind itself. The aim of Zen practice is to discover this
Buddha-nature within each person, through meditation and mindfulness
of daily experiences. Zen practitioners believe that this provides
new perspectives and insights on existence, which ultimately lead