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  • n. A hall at a Zen buddhist monastery where formal seated meditation (zazen) is practiced.


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  • I think many of us yesterday morning sat in front of our television sets and our computers watching the historical inauguration, and here at Upaya were many people in the zendo sitting in front of a huge screen watching the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2009 » March

  • Consequently, while my workspace is rather large, it is also a zendo where work and practice are not separate.

    The Zendo Workspace | Lifehacker Australia

  • One day, a samurai arrived at the master's mountain zendo.

    Mark Matousek: Heaven or Hell? It's Your Choice

  • Last night, he came into the zendo with a DVD of Altered States to lend to one of his students.

    Lisa Napoli: Media Monk

  • Speaking with the abbot, who had been raised as a Jew, he gestured at the many images of the Buddha, the statues and scrolls and shrines in the zendo, saying he could not worship idols.

    Sacred Conflict

  • Maybe I should convert the entire dining room into a nice, spare, furniture-less zendo.

    hoarding and being with space | Bindu Wiles

  • I mean what if you are sitting in the synagogue, or at the local zendo, and the rabbi or roshi or priest brings in a visiting spiritual celebrity with great fanfare and says, here is Reb Nusskopf, or Sensei someone or other, and he is going to do a special ceremony ...

    Evan Derkacz: Witches, Fine... But Does Sarah Palin Believe in Religious Tolerance?

  • Sesshins are traditional Soto Zen meditation retreats that include formal zendo meals, Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation – offering practioners like me the opportunity for true investigation and to “wake up from our dream and help our world.”

    : The Official Movie Blog: Family Matters

  • There is a zendo near my inlaws, in the center of State Named for a Famous Quaker, where the clutch of cold winter breaks silently before the warm stone hearth.

    Summer, officially

  • Your photo makes me think of a monk running out of the rain at a zendo...

    American Sentences


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