Zen Noting
Becoming one with what we want to notice as.

Basic Instructions:

Become one with what you want to notice as, by saying, "As" + what you'd like to identify with (ex: "Love", "Big Mind", "Fear", etc.) + whatever it is that you notice about your experience as that.
Example: "As Love I am relaxing." "As Love there is willingness." "As Love I'm enjoying exploring the unknown."

Facilitator Instructions:

Frame:
As ______, ______
Compression (1st Blank):
1-2 Words
Options (2nd Blank):
Freestyle
Compression (2nd Blank):
Words or Breaths
Order:
Size:
2+ players
Time:
X minutes

Additional Notes:

  • Zen Noting is an example of a practice that has two different blanks to fill in, the first one is the Subject Blank (As ______) and the 2nd one is the Object Blank (______). The Subject blank is filled in with what we're identifying as, and the Object blank is filled in by what we're noticing.
  • This practice is itself an inspirational mash-up of the Integral Voice Dialogue method, especially as its taught by Diane "Musho" Hamilton, and Kenneth Folk's Social Noting approach. This is a uniquely Zen-Vipassana hybrid practice.

Zen Noting Practices: