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Daily practice. Moon in Pisces 4-deg-18 Kali bija 1 x 108 Tara bija 1 x 108 Dantian/spiral breathing 4 x 17 Yang24 x 7 This marks 540 x 108 of 1,250 x 108 of the Maha Lakshmi practice. Skipped Yang24 x 7 and Kali mystic mantra last night. I indulged in anime and then I knew I had to get up ea ...
Hosh
Hosh sat for 120 minutes
about 2 hours ago
Offering Love Still very jetlagged; as a result, sit involved frequent loss in daydreams, but again of similar nature to emptiness, did well to accept the experience and not be perturbed; fairly high levels of bliss but of a harsh nature, due to sickness
HamiTipene
Hami Tipene sat for 30 minutes
about 2 hours ago
The more I get into this the more I realise the whole point is to let things just be. Accept things how they are and do not analyse too much. Today I tried to imagine my body was a permeable object that sensations just passed through. Some bad thoughts were popping into my head. Drink bring ...
mattyashy
Matt sat for 30 minutes
about 6 hours ago 1 1
Been using a Rob Burbea guided meditation http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/210/talk/11510/ (thanks for the link AndyW). Seems like I need something extra at the moment. Mind wandered a fair few times. Same difficulty focussing. I think having the prompt to return to something other than whatev ...
Becky
Becky sat for 35 minutes
about 9 hours ago
My mind was very unfocused when I say down to mediate this morning. The first 10 minutes I was all over the place, then I began to settle down. However, I didn't feel much at ease trying to follow the breath, it felt forced more than anything else. My field of vision went white and a brief wave ...
Beautifulweeds
Wayne Conner sat for 30 minutes
about 11 hours ago
Tired. Subtle resistance. open and accepting, some thoughts puzzled around experience but not limited. Some drifting off towards end of the sitting when no longer interested. Clarity.
jasoncale
Jason Cale sat for 30 minutes
about 11 hours ago
I guess I dozed off a little bit during my session on my morning commute because I ended up choking on my own saliva and coughing for a good 30 seconds. Probably frightened my fellow commuters. Ha ha ha, oops! I just stopped after that. Was too busy laughing at myself.
Edinunzio
Liz sat for 30 minutes
about 18 hours ago 3 2
• Week 6 • Offering Light • Breaks: 4 • Passes:4 On to the new contemplation, and it felt a little different although I'm not sure I'm fully 'into it' yet. A fair amount of mental chatter without getting lost in it, but thoughts of work grabbed me up a couple of times. Still feel I'd like to g ...
jameswarlock
James sat for 30 minutes
about 21 hours ago
I came home from work and sat down for 20mins of anapanasati. I found it difficult to concentrate on the breath. It took the first 7 or 8 mins to settle down and then I was able to maintain awareness of the breath going in and out of my nostrils. I smiled slightly to increase the odds of piti ar ...
Beautifulweeds
Wayne Conner sat for 20 minutes
1 day ago 1
Daily practice. Moon in Aquarius (~ 20-deg). Kali bija 1 x 108 Tara bija 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi 12 x 108 Yang24 x 7 This marks 528 x 108 of 1,250 x 108 of the Maha Lakshmi practice. Last night, heard that a friend of mine's died of a heart attack. Unlike when I heard my dad had died, it felt li ...
Hosh
Hosh sat for 120 minutes
1 day ago 1 1
Week 5 Resting Life Breaks: countless Passes: 2 Write-up pending better health.
Artemis
Artemis sat for 30 minutes
1 day ago
As soon as I sit down, nothing arises but that silence. Snooze fest, no resistance, just nodding off and thoughts coming and going. Ha ha! Surge of energy through throat at the beginning. pretty refreshed.. Heart contraction opening up.
jasoncale
Jason Cale sat for 30 minutes
1 day ago
Sat for 25 minutes today on the thought that I am always thinking about time - how long have I got left of this or that. What happened yesterday? What happened tomorrow. And then I just shifted my focus to now. I spent some time scanning my body as separate parts and as a whole. Trying to ...
mattyashy
Matt sat for 25 minutes
1 day ago 5 1
Offering Light Still tired, daydreams were semi-frequent; I engaged in them a little more than I have the last couple of weeks; dreams have similar nature to the emptiness, they do not have the glamorous nature they once had but I still somehow get lost at a deeper level; slight element of eage ...
HamiTipene
Hami Tipene sat for 30 minutes
1 day ago
• Week 5 • Offering Light • Breaks: 5 • Passes:4 Fewer breaks, and shorter ones, today - I was more able to hold onto the thread of the contemplation whilst the thoughts were going on. Felt myself slipping deeper into 'giving over' towards the end, seemed to be hitting a level of it I hadn't m ...
jameswarlock
James sat for 30 minutes
2 days ago
Feeling like I'm returning to good form here, as far as sitting practice is concerned. This is an irresponsible mentality to a degree, however. I know that to search for something right or correct in terms of practice... Though this isn't so absolutely determined, is it? I'm coming back from a g ...
loupeabody
Lou Peabody sat for 5 minutes
2 days ago 1
I found this nice paragraph that summarises my current approach. It's from Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald Ray: To be awake, to be enlightened, is to be fully and completed embodied. To be fully embodied means to be at one with who we are, in every respect, i ...
danbartlett
Dan Bartlett added a diary.
2 days ago 5 1
Offering Life Resistance to sitting due to being very tired; Daydreams quite frequent, felt them wash over me and only occasionally contracted around them; Dreams sometimes felt 'other' and other times more of oneness quality with emptiness; Distinct feeling of doing nothing, easy to offer
HamiTipene
Hami Tipene sat for 20 minutes
2 days ago 1
Seems to be one of those one-thing-after-another times of life. Each week lately I have been sitting with a new and fairly mind twisting stressful thing. Today's discomfort has a familiar but more intense than usual theme. Seems like i've been pretty much meditating all day to help sail st ...
Becky
Becky added a diary.
2 days ago 5
Head back and pouting seems to be the natural pose I go into when sitting. It is a lot more comfortable then trying to hold my head straight so I am going with it. Wondering if the position is something to do with how I sleep or fall asleep. Today I sat crossed legged on the floor with some cush ...
GinaShaw
Gina Shaw sat for 10 minutes
2 days ago 4
Very lethargic today. I miss coffee, haha. After losing my resolve this morning, I waited until later in the day to sit. I was pretty much napping before I sat this time. When I took to the cushion, I found that I was nice and relaxed. Hardly any discomfort, but awareness was just as scarce. ...
loupeabody
Lou Peabody sat for 4 minutes
2 days ago 1
Another heavy weekend has left my mind clouded. I know for sure that I need to get back to living a good life. No crazy nights out for me any more. Sat for 15 minutes today. Nothing came from it, but I know not to expect anything from it. Glad to back sitting after a horrid few days.
mattyashy
Matt sat for 15 minutes
2 days ago 3
Daily practice. Moon in Aquarius ~7-deg Kali bija 1 x 108 Tara bija 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi 1 x 108 Just sat ~ 1, 2 minutes This marks 516 x 108 of 1,250 x 108 of the Maha Lakshmi practice. Forgot to enter this in, work got very busy.
Hosh
Hosh sat for 105 minutes
2 days ago
Sleepy. Habits playing out, and bodily discomfort. Sense of peace. No resistance, sleepy and snoozing.. Fizzing throat and an empty head.
jasoncale
Jason Cale sat for 30 minutes
2 days ago
I spent the day with a friend, mostly avoiding productive activity entirely. I got home around 9, sat down to meditate and simply felt removed from even the whole premise of meditation. I was tired. I'd been losing sleep these past few days. After a handful of minutes I really wanted to get in ...
loupeabody
Lou Peabody sat for 4 minutes
3 days ago 3
Knowing that 7 days of silence, away from friends, all communications and the ability to act in the world is having an effect on me. So much so that it clearly effected my decision making the other day. I was a bit anxious about something and wasn't sure what to do and the thought arose that unl ...
tombh
Thomas Buckley-Houston added a diary.
3 days ago 3 2
Don't want to sit, not sure of the resistance.. Felt blissful all day and very free. Tired. Unified, nothing is turned away. Thoughts are loving the freedom. Throat buzzes, some swirling of the head. Gratitude.
jasoncale
Jason Cale sat for 30 minutes
3 days ago 1
Don't want to sit, not sure of the resistance.. Felt blissful all day and very free. Tired. Unified, nothing is turned away. Thoughts are loving the freedom. Throat buzzes, some swirling of the head. Gratitude.
jasoncale
Jason Cale sat for 30 minutes
3 days ago 1
Week 5 Resting Life Breaks: 5 Passes: 3 or 4 Ok, this is complicated. A proper write up is going to have to wait for a less tired day - very low energy today. Suffice to day it did not go the way I expected.
Artemis
Artemis sat for 30 minutes
3 days ago
Daily practice. Moon in Capricorn (~27-degs) Kali bija mantra, 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra, 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra, 12 x 108 This marks 504 x 108 of 1,250 x 108 of the Maha Lakshmi practice. Dreams were strong but I forgot most of them. Not as clear as the two nights before. Got up late, ha ...
Hosh
Hosh sat for 105 minutes
3 days ago