Hello all,

Just completed my first Zazenaki today! Being “Black Friday”, a major shopping day in the US, I took a cue from one of Jundo’s sit-along-videos http://treeleafzen.blogspot.com/2008...inners_11.html and, instead of shopping, gave the November Zazenaki a go. As Jundo says, “In Buddha’s Mall an empty shopping bag is always full!”

I’m afraid that I am terribly materialistic and especially like new technology, but this holiday season I am vowing to be mindful of what I already have and focus on my practice. I would like to know if anyone has thoughts on how not to get caught up in the materialism that is so prevalent in today’s society?