Watkin-sensei brought a san shaku for me to use. It 's been well used and has good energy when I hold it. It just needed some TLC
I've been craving stillness for a while, but passive meditation isn't my thing. When I returned to martial arts training, I discovered that I was craving the zen of Iaido.
I've had sporadic success with passive meditation. On the other hand, active meditation, or meditation in movement works better for me.
As we approach a new liturgical year, our church choir is undergoing some changes.
My Calgary Omatsuri interview with Dave Rathnow sensei of Shin Ken Kai Nobara Iaido Club of Calgary. We talk about the martial art I started to learn - Iaido - and the differences between the two main styles practiced today.
When I was tidying up my anime collection, I mused over my changing tastes through the years.