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Studying Zen


So I was in Japan for a month. In a Zen temple, doing a lot of sitting meditation, and meeting a lot of people. My first real break from the internet, except for occasional email, in the past 10 years.

The world didn’t collapse.

It’s hard to discuss “what I got out of it” in this attention-deficit prone format. But I’ll tell you what, there’s a lot of stuff out in the world that isn’t available online.

I’m glad to be back with you guys though. 🙂

* Filed by at 12:59 pm under travel

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4 Responses to “Studying Zen”

  1. Rob McDougall Says:

    Wow. That sounds great. I think I’m due some serious disconnection time in the next 12 months…. Been constantly plugged in since the age of…. 13? 14? Now 23… hmm…

  2. Julien Says:

    Exactly Rob. You’ll be amazed when you go out there and see how big the world outside of the internet is. 🙂

  3. whitney Says:

    Having had a similar unplugged experience recently, I found the same thing true. There’s a lot of interesting things in life that aren’t online, or you can’t really experience vicariously through tweets or other people’s blogs.
    Even pictures do little justice to many things- there’s a sense of time and place that’s important, and being in the moment that our online time-shifted environment misses.
    Glad you had a great time, and looking forward to hearing more about it!

  4. John Says:

    Enjoy and savor the memory of the trip. Prepare for the next trip to somewhere else equaling interesting but different.

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