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August 7, 2009

Kinhin. Walking Meditation.

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.

Baraka:

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

 

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