The Zendo Workspace

Many people often remark that they wish their workspace was more relaxing or meditative, very few people actually construct their workspace to be a Zen meditation chamber.

Lifehacker reader Scott Zagarino wanted a workspace that brought the reflection and creativity of his experiences as a Zen practitioner into his present work. He writes:

As a former zen buddhist monk, I spent a great deal of time on a cushion in silence. Often times my best "work" came from the quiet, and the occasional reflection that "work" is only what I call a thing when I'd rather be doing something else.

Today I run a nonprofit who's values are deeply entrenched in "saving all sentient beings." Consequently, while my workspace is rather large, it is also a zendo where work and practice are not separate.

It started out as a big empty room downstairs with no walls, a great view and green paint....this is how it looks today.

Scott Zagarino

The Sportsgrants Foundation

His office started off life as room in the basement with bare concrete floors and semi-finished walls. He remodelled the room to have better lighting, a meditation space, a traditional workstation and plenty of open space to reflect in. Check out more pictures of the finished product below:

The Zendo Workspace [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


    That's a pretty nice view for a basement!

    In the worlds before Monkey, Chaos reigned supreme, heaven sought order but the Phoenix can fly only when it's feathers are grown...Workspace.

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