Question

I would not be able to wear a kimono and attend a dojo. Kimonos are too impressive. I have looked for a Master for a long while without finding one. Dojos are too masculine and I feel a spirit of competition between practicioners, or of worship towards Master Deshimaru. Am I fit to practice zazen?

Answer from Master Kosen

Absolutely.


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London

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