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Old 09-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
Carsten Möllering
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Dojo: Hildesheimer Aikido Verein
Location: Hildesheim
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: spirtuality in the dojo

Andrew Macdonald wrote: View Post
how much spirituality do you see in your dojo?
I understand "spirituality" as connected to religious practice. During discussions here on aikiweb I learned that it also can be understood in a wider, and different sense. But nonetheless I see no spiritualtiy in our dōjō.
It is even demanded by some of the teachers to not have it. We just want to practice aikidō.

... or is there focused mediatation practice.
There is no meditation practice in our dōjō.

did you join aikido for spirtual practice?

if not are you interested in it now?
I have a rich spiritual practice. (And had it long before I started aikidō.) But it is in no way connected to my aikidō-Practice.
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