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    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO — The Compass of Zazen

    A frequent visitor to our Sangha gifted us with a lovely post ... on Zazen and choices ... on "sitting with" questions ...

    Zazen is compass-ionate

    Yes, folks, indeed it is.

    Take what is tumultuous, sit it down in zazen
    Like a true compass, zazen points
    And in that pointing, all directions thereby are known

    Take what is submerged, sit it down in zazen
    Like a bubble of air, tugging toward ‘up’
    No amount of being rolled around by life’s undertow
    Can mask the fact
    ‘Up’ is ‘up’

    zazen, if not now, in this lifetime, then when?
    I do not feel that Zazen will always allow us to know the "one correct choice" to make at a life crossroads, the "one right answer" to every life problem. But it sure will point us in the right direction of good answers and choices ... toward more helpful, healthful, more peaceful, wise and compassionate choices free of anger, greed, selfishness. The silence and open space of Zazen allows our heart a moment of calm in which to settle on a course, free of self destructive impulses and biases.

    As well, whatever choice we make ... no matter whether it later turns out to have been the "right choice" or a "wrong choice" ... this Practice let's us experience that that is just where we are then, where we stand. That is just our life, the place is just what is, and we simply keep moving on from there.

    (sorry about the sound ... but it is raining cats and dogs outside)

    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gL3H9jwVLQ[/video]]

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    Thank you Jundo

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    I totally missed this gem. Thank you Lisa for bringing it back!

    Gassho,

    Risho
    -sattoday

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    And, you can see how far the video capabilities have come since then! Looks like I was netcasting on Mars!

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Looks like I was netcasting on Mars!
    We can call it one of the golden oldies. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday
    RINDO SHINGEN
    倫道 真現

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    I was also thinking, "Wow, we have such a nice camera now!"

    Sat today, gassho
    迎 Geika

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    SatToday

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Very interesting teaching.

    Gassho, David

    Sattoday
    David Cravidão Lopes Pereira

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    Thank you for this one Jundo. I often wondered what it means to sit with something This talk explains it well. Don't dwell on it. Don't attach to it. Just let it be and clarity will come.

    Gassho
    Warren
    Sat yesterday and will sit today

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