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Which Cushion Is Right For Me?

Which Cushion Is Right For Me?

by Shea Ikusei Settimi
Choosing your seat of enlightenmentWe get a lot of questions from people wondering which of the many types of meditation cushions is right for them. The Monastery Store is staffed by monastics and long-term residents living in full-time training at…
Taking Your Seat

Taking Your Seat

by Joseph Duemer, MRO
On first coming to the monastery and entering the zendo, people are sometimes surprised by the extent of ritual that surrounds taking your meditation seat. Especially if they’ve been meditating on their own, they may think, what’s the big de…