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October 2012

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New Statues Samue on Sale 10% off New Incense Holders
   

Hi Folks,

Our sleepy island is slipping into fall.  We've had gorgeous weather for so long we've almost forgotten what rain feels like.  Though this being Seattle, we'll know soon enough.  Here's a photo from a classic Vashon Island fall event – the annual Sheepdog Trials.  100 dogs and trainers compete to go to the nationals.  Our head seamstress Lidunn - lover of dogs, sheep, and all things textile - cannot get enough of it. 

We have a few new products to crow about.  Our brand new Incense Wheels and Incense Holders are worth a look.  And we have some new statues too – a very fine large wooden Buddha and a couple of nice little Jizo statues. 

Oh, and while you're at it, check out our Fall Sale which just kicked in – among the items on sale you'll find Cushion Sets, Samue, Benches, and Buddhas.

We wish you all the best this autumn,

The Still Sitting Crew

 

Sitting Tip – Sit Long

If you can get the time off, we think it’s a good idea to try sitting in meditation for a long time.  Whether a few hours or a few days, a long sitting gives you the time you need to drop deeply into meditation. 

A meditation retreat is perfect for this kind of sitting.  A retreat is set up to minimize distractions, and give retreatants a routine that is conducive to spiritual settling and growth.  In the Zen tradition 7 days retreats are traditional.  The first couple of days of a week-long retreat are often uncomfortable, with body and mind taking the time they need to settle into an unfamiliar routine.  Give it time, and be gentle with yourself during this adjustment period.  Over time the retreat’s routine becomes your own routine, and peaceful, quiet disposition becomes more comfortable and natural. 

That’s not to say the shorter, more frequent sitting isn’t important. There is nothing like a daily sitting schedule to work meditation into your everyday life.

But the longer sittings can help your daily meditation. It gives you a deeper and different experience that can help you when you get back to your daily meditation practice.

Sitting Tip

 

Testimonial From a Recent Customer

Melissa,

They're here! [zabutons] And we LOVE them!!!! 

Many thanks!

Angeline, Richmond Beach Yoga
Shoreline, WA
2012

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Inspiration

Here’s some inspiration from the great 12th century Tibetan monk and poet, Milarepa:

“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”

Milarepa

 

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