Zazen Meditation with Jundo : Baby Sitting-Sitting

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Well, today's sitting won't be too quiet. In fact, its pretty crazy and noisy.

My wife is away for the day, so I am watching our son Leon. But that doesn't mean I can't get a bit of sitting in  .... baby-sitting-sitting.

In fact, while it is usually our practice to sit in a quiet place, it is also good to sit often in a noisy or hectic place ... finding the quiet within. And today certainly fits that bill!

Also, when watching a child, we must remain alert even while sitting. We are not separate from our surroundings. So, I can always see him while sitting (on the screen today, although otherwise I would sit in the corner where I can observe the whole room). I am always ready to dash off my Zafu to avert disaster! In between disasters, I am just dropping thoughts ... including thoughts of disaster!

It may not seem like the "ideal" for sitting ... but what is not "ideal" sitting? We sit with what is. There is stillness even amid the nose tickling, ear tugging and hair tossling.



(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)


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