The concept of bondage in Hinduism and Buddhism refers to the nature of human suffering due to our egoistic attachments to the physical world, our opinions, our passions and our desires that keep us from liberation and truly being free.
I’m a lay practitioner but do everything I can to treat my life as a monastic practice. In this respect, doing dishes is as important and essential to my life as making art. They are one in the same.
Their eco-industrial techniques have led The New Denim Project to reduce our carbon emissions, water and energy usage, and vastly minimize the consumption of new virgin raw material.
A poem during a chaotic portion of my year.
A wise master once said, “Set up your life so you can sit well”. This means, for a student of Zen, (and I think everyone), your meditation practice and mindfulness practice should be of primary importance in your life.
Mindful walking or the practice of kinhin (walking meditation) takes place after a round of seated meditation ends, before the next round of sitting practice.