Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Zen Moment

When it’s quiet, normally in the mornings and mid-afternoons, I sit in zazen a couple of times a day on a makeshift zafu and zabaton, while using an online "meditation timer" with my laptop.

I’m currently reading Guido Nishijima’s translation of Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Book 1. It’s become a very slow read for me, normally only a couple of pages at a time, because there is just so much to consider. I wonder if I’ll ever see the subsequent volumes.

Nishijima is Brad Warner’s current teacher. Brad is a pretty colorful guy, and maintains a great blog of his own, Hardcore Zen.

1 comment:

Mindy McAdams said...

Thanks for the link to the meditation timer. So much nicer than a kitchen timer ... !