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Old 12-20-2006, 07:59 PM   #21
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Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Zazen necessary for training

I practiced Sitting meditation every day for fifteen years and have attended several extended silent retreats. Since I started training I have became more stable, and better able to communicate, nore responsive in ways that continue to develop even when I do not Sit for weeks or months. Currently I am doing more sitting practice than I have been, however I do not see that one is necessary for the other.
I know plenty of lovely people who don't practice as a Spiritual exercise and they seem just as enlightened as those I know who use aikido specifically as a tool for self-transformation.


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