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Just working on the commitment tonight. It was late and I was reluctant to sit. Still got it in though. All the best to you folks, especially those that are dealing with extra stress and struggles. Hang in there. You got this.
JacobMichael
about 5 hours ago 2
Daily practice. Moon in Sagittarius 22° 19' Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Nine Breaths Vipassana / energy work (corpse pose) Hatha yoga / body work / vision Zhang zhuang, 5 mins Late start. Starting new schedule. Went to bed with a song stuck in ...
Hosh
about 7 hours ago 2 6
Back to shorter sits. A lot of resistance since the weekend. But, most importantly I am back sitting within a day of such a weekend. Normally, I would be back to my destructive patterns for weeks on end. A request - does anyone have any articles/advice on improving hip mobility for half/full ...
mattyashy
about 9 hours ago 3 5
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear Intention to not ...
OpenMind
about 14 hours ago 1 2
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear Intention to not ...
OpenMind
about 14 hours ago 1
Headspace day 18. I think I'm expecting something more from meditation, like wanting to see more radical changes in me. I know I have to abandon all efforts...
Bogdan
about 14 hours ago 2
The positive affect was abundant but the focus could have been better. Felt good! Little by little.
JacobMichael
about 15 hours ago 2
First time I've needed my alarm to wake me to sit. This is where the commitment to sit before work will be tested - I've had an easy ride with that up to now... Zazen - effortless, empty, space, energy topped off by a daft grin.
Bluemoon
about 16 hours ago 5 5
Wuffzen + Maintaining Correct View of Emptiness
OpenMind
about 22 hours ago 2
20 minutes fairly easy zazen which felt so nice before stopping for one of my daughter's now regular evening catch up chats. A bit less focused afterwards - need to get back to sitting earlier in the evening.
Bluemoon
about 23 hours ago 3
• Heart of my heart/I am yours This was quite a bad tempered sit - I was feeling frustrated about a few things, and generally not very happy. Pessimism had really got a grip on me. Part way through I realised that that pessimism, the 'nothing works for me' was another expression of me thinking I ...
jameswarlock
about 23 hours ago 2
Daily practice. Moon in Sagittarius 9° 18' Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Vipassana (corpse pose) Body work / hatha yoga / vision Kriya (x 2), dreams. Late start. Did not get enough time to work on all of this. I will need to adjust my schedule. ...
Hosh
1 day ago 3 1
30 minute session in the sauna. Different challenges with the sweat and heat. Glad to have experimented.
JacobMichael
1 day ago 2 2
Went very well today both at my desk and whilst traveling to and from a meeting.
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
1 day ago 2
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear Intention to not ...
OpenMind
1 day ago 2
Headspace day 16. Some instructions (like motivation for today's meditation) are not correlating with me.Still like the feeling of stillness after meditation
Bogdan
1 day ago
I went out Saturday night and let my social anxiety get the better of me. One beer turned into many. Yesterday was a complete right off. Normally, I would let that get the better of me and the next week would be spent lying in bed late, cancelling sessions and eating a lot of junk food. Ba ...
mattyashy
Matt added a diary.
1 day ago 3 3
Apologies – dark and brooding thoughts today… During the half-land between sleep and wake this morning was hit again by a sense of emptiness of time and space. Must have drifted back to sleep as when I next woke found that I understood where the sadness of last night’s sit came from and it ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 4
Mind everywhere. But I sat and that's what matters. One positive note: the 30 mins went by quickly, so I must be getting used to this length of time. Want to go for an hour sit soon, haven't done one before but it feels like it would be a milestone.
martinxo
1 day ago 2
• Heart of my heart/I am yours Again it took me time to settle - I was restless, a bit uncomfortable - but I found a great relaxation in the second half of the sit. My mind was calmer, but I did feel a little bored at times, not much longing was in evidence.
jameswarlock
2 days ago
Largely a day of calm contentment with more serendipitous conversations at work, including with several people who wanted to talk about meditation / find places to meditate (really didn't feel like work), and then some chilled and mindful hours at the allotment. So I wasn't expecting wave afte ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 3 5
Daily practice. Moon in Scorpio 26° 8' Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Vipassana (corpse pose) Body work / hatha yoga Zhang zhuang 30 mins Visiting folks. Pretty cool kriya-driven dream of clarity, not sure if it was ordinary or non-ordinary. The k ...
Hosh
2 days ago 2 5