Shari Arison talks with Zen Master Nissim Amon about the quest for inner balance, his modality for personal development called Trilotherapy, and the secret of happiness, while sharing deep insights on awareness, meditation, and the Zen mind

EOL Radio April 01, 2020

Shari Arison hosts Zen Master Nissim Amon to hear about his journey into the path of wisdom, and his insights on enlightenment, meditation, healing, and the never-ending pursuit for peace-of-mind and happiness. He recounts the story of his journey from Jerusalem to the monasteries of the Far East, where his rigorous training included four years of insistent questioning in meditation of “Who is the host of your mind?” He has been exploring, searching, and developing healing meditation for thirty years since.

In their heart-to-heart talk together, Zen Master Nissim Amon shares from his experience searching for a higher awareness after serving in the IDF and experiencing the horrors of war. He traveled abroad, found Buddhism, and trained with the Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and Japanese Soto Zen Master G.W. Nishijim. He became a Dharma teacher, and after fifteen years was inaugurated by his Zen Master to become a Zen teacher. Intrigued by Osho’s teaching, Zen Master Nissim Amon travelled to India to teach at the Osho Center in Pune. His experience there led him to realize that Zen mediation must be coupled by a deeper treatment of emotional issues too, so that personal progress is not hindered by emotional blockage. Upon his return to Israel, he found a way to combine emotional treatment with Zen meditation, to create the emotional cleanse people need that clears-up room within them for inner peace, love, and light. “Basic traumas, have to be digested, to be faced, and once you do that the rest is like cleaning dishes in the sink,” he says, and adds, “…within us is the head, the heart, and me… you have to understand the inner split and the bad relationship and the bad dream that people live in.” Only then can mediation be taken as a remedy. He emphasizes the words of Shari, “Peace begins within me,” as the most important for each of us, because that is the true quest in all our  lives – to find our inner awakening.

Returning to Israel, he founded the Class for Higher Consciousness. He opened the Tao’s meditation retreat in the Greek Island of Paros, and today he heads the School of Trilotherapy that operates as a center for personal development. He is the author and translator of several books.

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