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Morning sit at work before starting the day, as raindrop hit the window in front of me, merge, run and separate. So much extra-ordinary beauty in something so small and ordinary. Huge gratitude.
Bluemoon
about 12 hours ago 1
It's been a long while since I meditated and I've been meaning to come back for months. I don't know if I'll be able to sustain my practice now that I'm almost 6 months pregnant. It was hard to find the right posture, I nearly fainted after sitting in the usual posture for a minute and lying on ...
Marmie
1 day ago 2 2
Sitting outdoors at my allotment. Somehow it felt right today to sit as part of the place before starting work. Sounds of seagulls, chickens on a neighbouring plot and bamboo and tree leaves rustling in the wind. Being still allows everything to reveal itself - from the wren watching me from the ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago
Sitting with sangha. From time to time something about our form / service / ritual just hits home deeper than before and makes what came before feel a bit like I was going through the motions. Sometimes it is one of the chants, or the bows. Whatever it is, it seems to never then lose its extra ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Evening sit - with a migraine and with one foot in as bowl of water to try to lift an splinter of a shell that is embedded in one toe. Quite comical really :)
Bluemoon
4 days ago 2
Neither happiness nor sadness established, tears flow freely into sacred space.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
6 days ago 1
Meditation on the beach again this morning before another swim then heading back to the city and work.
Bluemoon
8 days ago
Spent the evening and night at the beach, swimming, sitting and then sleeping in the sand dunes. Sat in the midst of natural space, wide horizons and with the most glorious sunset. There were a few spells of tears over a particular situation but they disappeared as quickly as they came. Even aft ...
Bluemoon
8 days ago
Metta Current skill: consistency of practice & commitment.
londoner
8 days ago 1
Morning sit. Energy at work. Like something unravelling or another layer being shed. Everything feels raw raw and immediate.
Bluemoon
9 days ago
Sitting before bed - after another day of music, sunshine and friendship. I was happily tired but there was a lot of energy at play in this sit - just allowing it.
Bluemoon
9 days ago
'Sitting' long before I actually started sitting this morning, almost like a continuation of other recent sits but mingled in were various koans (not just the one that I've been sitting with) not as words and thoughts but more just as all encompassing. Conversations with various sangha members ...
Bluemoon
9 days ago
Sitting before bed - with music still ringing in my ears from a free community African music festival attended by 10000s. Lots of people from all backgrounds relaxing together - good to have in tense times.
Bluemoon
10 days ago 1
Vipassana Some insight: if I meditate and then go and mindlessly sit on my computer or in front of the TV, I am living opposite to the values I am trying to lead. Mindfulness can happen any time.
londoner
10 days ago 2
Weekend zazenkai - plenty of time for all sorts of stuff during the 3 Saturday morning sits. Today though, as timekeeper/bell ringer and with a view over all my fellow sitters, I found myself feeling a bit like a mother hen to the sangha members present, wishing all well, mentally urging them on ...
Bluemoon
10 days ago
Sitting before bed. Went from a feeling of excitement to sit just beforehand to a feeling of being on a cliff edge and holding back somehow. A very mild case today - have sat through it in much stronger forms so many times before and know that it is some form of attachment / resistance and I no ...
Bluemoon
11 days ago
Insight: am I am full of fear. Stuck in the past and the future. Suffering comes in SO many forms - but it is caused by ourselves. Mind wandering lots. Trying to focus on "May I be free from suffering, May I be free from ill-will, may I be full of loving kindess and may I be truly h ...
londoner
11 days ago 2
Morning sit. One of those sits where what I need to do (handling a difficult meeting and speaking out about some changes that will affect the mental health of thousands of people) and how to do this just appeared in my head with a clarity that doesn't happen when I try to think my way through a ...
Bluemoon
12 days ago 1