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:

As ______, ______

Options (1st Blank):

Compression (1st Blank):

1-2 Words

Options (2nd Blank):


Compression (2nd Blank):

Words or Breaths

2+ players

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:

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