Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 6, 2009
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Kinhin. Walking Meditation. The Japanese Monk, from Baraka.

We used to practice this as a part of Dathun, at Karme Choling and elsewhere. God, was it boring. And yet—that was the point—relaxing into the boredom, the hot boredom became cool boredom and, as in yoga, we began to extend our mindfulness into action.


A Zen monk walks the streets of, presumably, Tokyo as he is oblivious and, yet, completely aware of his contrasting surroundings.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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