Sit-a-Long with Jundo: Insta-Zazen© - BUREAUCRACY

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Today's Zazen is only 1 minute long ... but (sometimes) time does not matter ...


I'm in a dreary government office to file some forms, waiting for my number to be called ... it is taking forever ... a perfect time for Insta-Zazen© (when isn't?).


(for those folks who don't know about Insta-Zazen©, here's a description:

I like to encourage everybody to try Jundo's Patented "Insta-Zazen"© sittings throughout each day. You don't even have to "sit" for these "sittings", but can sit while standing, lying down, jumping on the bed or hanging by one's feet. "Insta-Zazen"© can be of any length, starting from but a moment until infinite time (the same!). We "Insta-Zazen"© at times in our day when just a bit of "Zen Mind"© will change our perspective on all things, when a touch of balance will bring life into balance ...

Just standing in a creeping postal line, in the dentist's chair, when facing a flat tire on the way to work, when driving and stuck in traffic, when the computer crashes, wherever and whenever ... just do what you do in Zazen, with the Lotus Position fully optional (it tends to get in the way while driving or having a root canal, although it might work in the postal line if you keep pushing along.).

This is actually not such a radical departure from "traditional" practice. Life in a Zen monastery, for example, is filled with countless opportunities to bring the "Way of Non-Seeking" tasted on the cushion into daily activities ... what's the difference between the "Dokusan" line and the postal line? Even monks need the dentist. If dropping the incense during the big ceremony at the temple, or dropping the water glass at dinner, just pick it up! Each place is a place for Practice. In fact, if what we do on the cushion stays on the cushion, what's the point??

So, please try Jundo's Patented "Insta-Zazen"© throughout your day. In fact, for a limited time only, three (3) "Insta-Zazen"© sittings can subsitute for one (1) traditional sitting (if sitting 1 or more traditional sittings each day).

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