VIDEO: Zen: Practice for Awakening

By Yining Zhou

Zen is by no means a new concept in the U.S., but it still seems mysterious. What indeed is Zen in the American cultural context? How has it blended into local communities?  Medill’s  Yining Zhou visits several Zen practitioners, trying to find answers.

Photo at top: Ben Smith, a Zen practitioner, is meditating. (Yining Zhou/Medill)