chapter  2
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Building the Sanctuary: Dogen's Guidelines for Practicing the Way

Practicing the Buddha Way, each time we sit down on our cushion our zazen is different. We have to alter our responses to meet the unique shape of each breath, each thought, each feeling and sensation. At the same time, every meditation session shares an underlying unity with every other time we meditated and taps into the same source that supports anyone who is meditating, has meditated, or will meditate. How we reconcile this sameness and difference sitting on the cushion clarifies and teaches how to live our life each moment.