July 8, 2013

The shari-den of Engaku-ji

I saw trainee monks silently practicing "Kin-hin" or walking-meditation in the forecourt of the Shari-den.

"Kin-hin" means "going and returning in a place" and is practiced in the intervals between Zazen sessions in order to relieve the fatigue and drowsiness caused by the seated meditation.

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