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Sharing the Zen

Julian Daizan Skinner reflects on 10 years of Zen Yoga teacher training in the West

On midsummer dawn, June 21, 2007, I started walking northwards up the centreline of Britain. I’d just completed my training in a Japanese Zen monastery, a journey that had begun at the end of the eighties with me selling my house and giving the money away and jumping into full-time monastery practice. I was wearing the robes of a monk. I carried no money and planned to travel in the traditional way, relying on alms. At about 9.30am a car pulled up beside me. The window rolled down, “Are you Daizan Roshi?” “Yes.” “I hear d about you on the radio. Will you teach me to meditate?” “Yes.” The lady sat on my rucksack on the grass verge and we shared a beautiful, peaceful 20 minutes.

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In this issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine we’ve got lots of great ideas and inspiration to keep your practice fresh and alive on the mat. We’ve got our regular 360º Yoga anatomy academy with Doctor Yogi plus a sequence on finding relief from anxiety, one of the great challenges of the modern era. Look out for a standalone yoga teacher training guide this month too, brought to you by the OM team, where you can find out all you need to know about teacher training before you take the plunge. If you’re looking to explore the world this month then be sure to check out our yoga guide to Manchester where there’s plenty going on; it’s a city with some amazing teachers and studios. And, for you guys, we’ve got an article on Why Men Need Mindfulness, it’s an invaluable tool to learn and take with you throughout the day. Keep on reading for more yoga inspiration and advice in Britain’s best-loved yoga title. Have a fantastic month, folks.
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