Home > Zen Bow > Articles

Zen and Work Practice

Work can be an active form of Zen, bringing our practice “off the mat” and into the world — whether the traditional manual work (such as cooking, cleaning, and gardening) or, these days, at a desk reading, writing, computing, and so on.

The Movie: “Birth”

What it’s about: A man named Sean is running in Central Park and collapses under a bridge tunnel, dead of a heart attack. Ten years later, we’re introduced to his widow, Anna (Nicole Kidman). She’s in a cemetery, standing at Sean’s tombstone. She touches the headstone hesitantly and then walks away, as if she’s saying…