View Single Post
Old 11-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #36
Tom Verhoeven
Dojo: Aikido Auvergne Kumano dojo
Location: Auvergne
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 295
France
Offline
Re: spirtuality in the dojo

Quote:
Matthew Gano wrote: View Post
I really like this! That was beautifully put. Just wanted to say thank you, Cliff!

Quote:
Bonjour Tom,
The web site is http://www.tsubakishrine.org/
And I just wanted to make sure I was clear, the prayers are from people who happen to be visiting the shrine grounds, just as when folks visit a jinja in Japan, offer a few coins, and pray. We just have to ensure there is an unobstructed line between them and the honden.
Take care!
Matt
Hi Matt,
You meant the bell outside! Got it - already imagined someone praying inside the dojo during practiced. I am used to prayer before class. And in Zen-practice the teacher holds up a small bell, thought it might be somewhat like that. Thanks for clarifying.
And thanks for the link!

Tom .
  Reply With Quote