Long time readers will note that I now have a video on the page. This is the trailer for my movie Cleveland’s Screaming. Watch it and make it more popular than that chick who complains about everything…
A couple people have written about the sitting in chairs thing. I probably shouldn’t even say this because plenty of able-bodied people will read it and use it as an excuse to be lazy. But here goes anyway. It’s been my observation that anyone who’s somehow truly physically disabled and absolutely cannot sit on a cushion, will find some way to create a Zazen style that works.
But I’ve also observed that plenty more people just want to take what is already an easy practice and make it even easier. Like asking if they can listen to New Age music while they sit or what have you. I’m waiting for the day someone asks if it’s OK to watch TV while doing Zazen in an easy chair and drinking beer.
So while some people may really need to do it in chairs, chances are that you, dear reader, are not one of those people. And if you aren’t, what I said before goes. Doing Zazen in a chair is, for you, like trying to jog while driving in a car. You may cover the same distance. But it won’t have the same effect. OK?