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Old 09-29-2012, 05:33 AM   #3
Carsten Möllering
 
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Re: spirtuality in the dojo

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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.

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

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did you join aikido for spirtual practice?
No.

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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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