Read Lin Jensen’s “What a Wall Teaches” from the current Buddhadharma, online now

“That very first night’s sitting must have taught me that sitting like this is good for me,” recalls Lin Jensen of his first-ever experience with zazen. “After facing a wall with my legs aching for forty-five minutes, I was some­how compelled to continue…. It seemed from the beginning that my proper place in the world was somehow clarified and amplified by this simple practice of sitting facing a wall.”

Jensen’s Summer 2013 Buddhadharma piece, “What a Wall Teaches,” is online for you to read in its entirety now. Just click here.

Illustration by Kim Scafuro