Zen Master Seung Sahn (who was my teacher's teacher) was also a Feng
Shui master. Seung Sahn was asked to use his Feng Shui skills to
determine auspicious locations for the remains of both Chogyam Trunpa
Rinpoche and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi after they died.
While many people today think of Feng Shui as a way to find the optimal
arrangement of their office furniture - it is actually a valuable
spiritual tool. In addition to choosing locations for memorials for dead
teachers, and perhaps more importantly, it is also used to establish the
correct location - and directional orientation - for Buddhist temples.
Probably you should just listen to your intuition. But if you want more
specific answers you could try to find a Feng Shui master who is also a
Buddhist practitioner. Or you could try to find other sources of
information on Feng Shui.
Buddhist Temples are usually east-facing. That doesn't mean that
everyone who meditates inside the temple will be facing east, though. It
means that the big Buddha on the altar is facing east. The temple that I
practice at faces west, though - but when I am facing toward the Buddha
I am facing east.
Mrs. JDK wrote:
> I have been practicing yoga and mediation for almost a year. It took
> a long time to learn how to breath properly. Now I am working on
> 'mindfulness' and see how it can help me so much if I can master it.
> My question to all is: Is there a directional pull on this planet
> when it comes to faceing when you meditate?
> If this is a silly question, please forgive, but I feel pulled towards
> the East when I meditate and can't get comfortable when I face in
> other directions. Is that just me?
> Thanks for any input, but remember to be kind if I've made a fool for
> myself just now for asking this.
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