Re: Zazen necessary for training
Sorry to have come into this thread so very late: I'm just returning to the forums after several weeks.
We have a weekly Zazen session at my school, and moreover, the Austin Zen Center is not far from me. However, I have to say that it's not very easy. My natural tendency is to attune myself to what's going on around me, not to block it out.
Last year, I took a kundalini yoga class, and found myself developing an almost radar-like sense of awareness: now THAT, I can use in aikido!
I'm curious about how to blend the two disciplines now.....