Book Recommendation: - THE POSTURE OF MEDITATION

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  • Kaye
    Member
    • Jul 2022
    • 16

    #31
    I sat today.
    Thank you for your thoughtful responses.
    When I look back on my years of sitting, I realize I sought perfection in my posture, perfection in focus.
    I'm on the chair again now. No longer striving. Just sitting. Sometimes, my mind fantasizes about changing chairs again, returning to the seiza bench, etc.
    An old story. So, I say to myself, "Don't run after it. It is perfect as is. Just shut up and sit."
    Gassho. kaye

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    • Tokan
      Treeleaf Unsui
      • Oct 2016
      • 1230

      #32
      Nice seiza bench, looks comfy Pebble!

      Gassho, Tokan (satlah)
      平道 島看 Heidou Tokan (Balanced Way Island Nurse)
      I enjoy learning from everyone, I simply hope to be a friend along the way

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      • Chikyou
        Member
        • May 2022
        • 568

        #33
        I put some more buckwheat in my zafu and made it through this months 4 hour Zazenkai with not too much difficulty (though I had to change positions a few times).

        Thanks everyone!

        Gassho,
        SatLah
        Kelly
        Chikyō 知鏡
        (KellyLM)

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        • Jundo
          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
          • Apr 2006
          • 39270

          #34
          Originally posted by KellyLM
          I put some more buckwheat in my zafu and made it through this months 4 hour Zazenkai with not too much difficulty (though I had to change positions a few times).

          Thanks everyone!

          Gassho,
          SatLah
          Kelly
          Good news! Know your own body, experiment with your own body's needs. It is not "one size fits all" for this kind of advice. Find what lets you sit long, feeling balanced, stable and pretty comfortable.

          Gassho, J

          STLah
          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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          • Tai Shi
            Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 3309

            #35
            I am an old hand at this zazen, Schikantaze, but everywhere I placed my spine was wrong for one who has a terrible spinal disease. I'm that fellow. My spine is bent all which ways, and will always be horrible pain. Solution, deskchair, back 10% back at top. and curved to hips.
            Gassho
            sat/lah
            Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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