Monday, 6 August 2012

Van Zendo - Zen meditation in a Hiace Camper Van


Sometimes people ask me, ‘How do you meditate in there? There doesn’t seem to be much room to sit.’ Well the answer is typically a camper van solution – the space is converted into whichever room you need:
Living room, dining room, bedroom, or.. Zendo: 
van-zendo
As you can see there is plenty of room for a zafu, and zabuton, a blank surface to face, and I can even sit on a raised platform – something I could never do in a real house. It is also very peaceful and comfortable to sit there, and if you want a city zendo, you have a city zendo, if you want a forest zendo you have a forest zendo, the same applies to coastal zendo, mountain zendo, seaside living room, mountain restaurant etc ;) It also feels very much that you are connected to your surrounding environment in a more intimate way – the feeling is a bit like camping, but without the cold and wet when its raining, and with just enough extra comfort.
So I hope my answer has enlightened you!

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