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My concentration was rather weak. Definitely got lost in thought many times. Anchored myself in the sensation of my weight on the couch I was sitting on. Also, used sounds as an anchor.
brownegg
about 11 hours ago
Evening sit. Body kept getting hot and noticeable agitation.
JacobMichael
about 12 hours ago
Morning sit which turned into a morning lie down which was actually really helpful - various bits of settling and working through and also the prompt to call work and take the day off as I couldn't ignore the beginnings of a migraine!
Bluemoon
about 23 hours ago 1
Morning sit. Was too exhausted to sit last night, and slept a full ten hours! Wanted to sit with something simple, but same as yesterday, broken hearted and complete overwhelm. I think I will try some guided meditations next time because I just cannot do this right now.
rosie
about 24 hours ago 2 1
if you peer into water, you peer into another
 world, a distorted image of who you are, fish swimming, hiding underneath the
 rocks to get away from the shadow which is you, the water ripples, and reflects
 the images of the trees, now that's enchantment, where it seems as if there I ...
hugr5
1 day ago
Evening sit at home. Visitors have left. Lots of love. Also a lot to sit with still bubbling away from the retreat. Various lines from one of our regular chants that seem to particularly resonate at the moment. Part sitting and part lying when there was more to sit with but my head needed to lie ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago
Mindfulness. Staring, focus piercing straight ahead. Perceiving sounds, watching thoughts bubble up. Labeling them, starting again from that point of lessness. The least amount of mental creation, self generated content. Allowing the sounds to “be” my mental content. This practice felt very foc ...
brownegg
1 day ago 2
First sit back home. Family visiting but had popped out so I had a bit of time to myself. Over the last few weeks I've had a few times where I've woken with an old emotion and then found myself dealing with memories of previous years of adulthood. It seems to be going consecutively and I thoug ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 2
Morning sit Still same feelings of being broken hearted, quite a bit of resistance to feeling these; turned to this with kindness.
rosie
2 days ago 2
Yesterday, it started snowing at noon and kept
 up until around midnight. It was a rain snow, so there isn't much out
 there right now, but when the temperatures drop like that it disrupts,
 interrupts one's schedules, i.e. meditations. Nevertheless, I had a grand
 dream which ...
hugr5
2 days ago
zazen with sangha. This was shorter than normal but not really sure about times. The first sit I was sitting with brokenheartedness again. Just the emotions. I realised it was past as well as present. Cried throughout again! 
 
 The second was quite short since it was only 20 min and ...
rosie
3 days ago 1 1
Last part of retreat sitting. 2 hours before breakfast and then an hour later on when other sangha members who hadn't been on the retreat joined us for an hour of sitting followed by a talk and service. During the last part of the service I suddenly found myself full of a bouncy excitement at se ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago 2
Morning sit with sangha (last part of the retreat). It was two periods of zazen with kin-hin. The first sit was with complete broken heartedness. Cried throughout. 
 
 Second sit was with another difficult old memory from my student days, of my first day and night in the student house ...
rosie
3 days ago 2 2
Used sound as an anchor in this meditation.
brownegg
3 days ago 2
A bit of extra sitting. This retreat has an optional all night sitting to mark Rohatsu. Last year I sat for 6 hours of this and it was a beautiful sit. This time because of having family members visiting afterwards and tiredness making my current balance problems much worse I knew I needed to ma ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago 1
when you stare into the water, the surface
 sometimes, most often ripples, you see yourself in the clear water, but the
 image distorts, wavers, takes on different shades, and nuances, the light of
 the sun comes through like a fractured song, rays bent, the light sparkles, the
 ...
hugr5
3 days ago
Second and last full day of retreat. Very quiet and still sitting for me. What did come up was mainly about love and saying yes to love and life, to letting life be love. During the afternoon I was tempted to doze through the optional sitting time but got up and sat in my usual spot with the w ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Evening sit with the sangha This was very restful especially after all the intense stuff that has come up lately. I was being with the day to day fabric of my life, some of my habits, possessions. Just looking at them and observing how I felt about things. I saw some times when I put too much st ...
rosie
3 days ago 1