Green Dragon’s Cave

Dragon on Dragon Bridge

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Talking about meditation practice, Zen priest Tenshin Reb Anderson notes that “to practice the ultimate good means not to move.  By fully settling into all aspects of your experience: your feelings and your perceptions as you enter the proverbial green dragon’s cave.  Graciously and gently encourage yourself to fully inhabit your body, speech, and thought.” 

Considering Anderson’s comments in regard to aikido practice is he suggesting there’s more to this than showing up and learning technique?  Be aware of what’s going on within you in regard to your uke?  Be mindful?  Really!  Heresy!  Next thing you know I’ll have to notice my anger, mindlessness, ‘tuning out’ at times.  What does this aikido practice really mean?


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