Work Practice Guidelines

Still Mind Zendo newcomers

At the zendo we refer to our Work Practice Guidelines whenever we have a Work Practice period. Some practitioners have also found them useful at home and in workplaces.

Here are the Work Practice Guidelines we use at the zendo:

  • Have a goal for your work. It is the catalyst for all action.
  • Have a goal but have no achievement in sight. Let the action be the achievement.
  • Be present - mindful. Pay Attention. Return to the task at hand when your mind wanders.
  • Work with a still mind - stilling unnecessary chatter.
  • Do only one thing at a time.
  • Finish what you begin now - not later.
  • Don't judge your work or the work of others.
  • Pay attention.

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