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Old 08-22-2006, 10:20 AM   #12
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
Re: Poll: Has aikido changed your spiritual life?

I said yes.

When I first started, sometimes sensei would have us meditate for a minute or two after class, during line-up/bow-out/whatever. I was curious, so I did a lot of research on meditation. Which led to reading a lot about Buddhism. Which led to taking a free meditation class in Woodstock. (which wasn't Buddhist, but very educational and interesting) So I began studying Buddhism a few years ago!

So even though we don't discuss anything spiritual in my dojo, yes, aikido HAS changed my spiritual life.

"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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