Narrative of Zen practice and meditation.
English (North American)
US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)
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engaged meditation. Since ancient times, workings, a Zen Shamu, has been an integral part of Zen practice. The Sutra say that manual labor is a sacred activity, that it's right action personified, and all Zen monks and disciples are required to perform manual tasks with mindfulness. Traditionally, workings a Zen has included gardening, cooking, housecleaning, carpentry, animal husbandry, arts, crafts such as weaving and beating, and various other work involving body mind concentration. Any time you're fully engaged in an activity completely immersed in what you're doing without thought of what is going on around you or outcome you're doing working Zen.