Jundo

Broadly speaking, ‘jundo’ can mean any ritual circuit or circumambulation. At AZC each morning, the Doshi begins the jundo at the Kaisando where they offer incense and bows before making their way down to the main altar in the zendo (with the third roll-down on the han). During practice periods sometimes after offering incense and bowing at the altar, the Doshi walks around the zendo behind the meditators, in what is called the ‘kentan,’ or ‘inspection of the sitting platform.’ As the Doshi passes, meditators raise their hands in gassho without bowing; this joins Doshi and sitters in mutual acknowledgement.