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.
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]