The Rideau Lakes Zen participants are in keeping with the original Zen Masters of China who trained mostly outdoors.
Many of the Rideau Lakes Zen activities are practiced outdoors along the Rideau Canal corridor, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and year-round public outdoor park system that is 202 km long travelling from Kingston to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
However, any location will do.
While practicing Rideau Lakes Zen, individuals learn to naturally drift with clouds and flow with water along the Rideau's veritable smorgasbord of interconnected lakes, rivers, streams, forests, pathways and parks.
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Rideau Lakes Zen is a Canadian Zen practice founded by Zen practitioner Janice Walter.
In Ten no Hikari (The Light of Heaven) Zen, practitioners study a variety of exercises geared towards naturally waking up and finding inner peace. These exercises foster an appreciation for and a deeper understanding of the Universe.