The Way

"As you start to walk along the way, the way appears."
--Rumi, 13th century Sufi Mystic

Buffalo Seminar

Those that could traveled last week to the Kin-Tora Dojo in Buffalo, New York for the annual fall Wadoki Seminar. It was a great seminar, both on and off the mat.

Here we are with Suenaka Sensei.

How Do You Feel Entering your Dojo Space?

It was a question on the Aikido Journal website as part of a sales promotion of posters of O'Sensei. Very nice posters that I am still considering, but the question is such a good one it deserves an answer.

When I am the first one there and I unlock the door and enter, it is quiet, the lights are out, the image of O'Sensei and Suenaka Sensei on the shomen dominates the room. The overall experience draws me in and it is a sense of the holiness of the place that always catches me.

Every class is a gift.