Orchids in winter, Jan. 2020.
This is a companion article to
[KendoNotes_Awareness] on “awareness.” It is a compilation of quotes and resources on an approach to awakening, , heijoushin (平常心) Continue reading
I wrote this article as an aid for me to learn the “Practice Methods of Basic Kendo Techniques with a
(wooden sword)” developed by the All Japan Kendo Federation bokuto Continue reading
– St. Francis d’Assisi . What you’re looking for is that which is looking
Watercolor by Taylor, Jan. 2020.
Thanks to meditation and many teachers, this mind has come to a growing realization. That meditation,
zazen and aspects such as peace (平常心, ), freedom from heijoushin Continue reading
Carved sand by the water’s edge.
Life seems to present varying degrees of setbacks and suffering. While taking a brief walk outdoors between
shinpan duties at the 2018 U.S. Junior Nationals Championships, I Continue reading
I believe that “Soft Eyes” is an extremely important part of kendo and many areas of life. It is a natural, tension-free way of seeing and being – which goes by many other names:
Whole or Effortless Seeing, Soft or Open Focus , Wide-Angled , Peripheral or Panoramic Vision and “Enzan no Metsuke.” Continue reading
There are many resources on meditation. I have compiled a list below of those that I have found helpful and some that seem helpful. It is intended to aid me in finding them
Here are some resources below on
seme (攻め) in English listed by Books, Associations, Articles, Articles by Website, Videos, DVDs and Quotes on . For those unfamiliar Seme Continue reading