Tag: meditation

Post #3086: View from the zendo

This was the view from out front of my East Vancouver zendo last night, just before dark and the storm rolled in. It’s not exactly a picture of meditative peace, but it’s a neighbourhood we all recognize: hurried and sometimes ugly, captivating, ripe, and… Continue Reading “Post #3086: View from the zendo”

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Post #3085: Now, with bowing

I’ve returned to the meditation bench since the new year. Not that I wasn’t sitting before, but for the last three months or so – it’s been erratic. This timed with the fact that I spent November and December in and out of a… Continue Reading “Post #3085: Now, with bowing”

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Post #3060: Every day sitting

Brian cleaned up the shrubs in front of the zendo yesterday and now I have to decide what to plant – I had been thinking of a Katsura tree, but a friend online told me that they aren’t drought tolerant and now I have… Continue Reading “Post #3060: Every day sitting”

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Post #3059: Introducing the tiny zendo

I was away from home for two weeks doing all the things (friends, jukai, work, training) in both nearby cities (Victoria then Vancouver). It was a wonderful break after being alone for much of the time this winter (not lonely though) – and I… Continue Reading “Post #3059: Introducing the tiny zendo”

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Post #3050: Meditating the morning of….

I’m not going to say what it’s the morning of, because we all know, and many of us are unhappy about it, and the world seems inching closer to the edge as a result of what will happen later today. And yet. And yet… Continue Reading “Post #3050: Meditating the morning of….”

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