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Powerful emptiness in this sit. Too strong (too detached?) for any thoughts or emotions to take any hold. Post-sit - a bit like everything has been turned on its head. Feels strange but positive. It'll be interesting to see how/if this works throughout the day.
Bluemoon
about 1 hour ago
Week 1 Noting body heart mind 3 breaks Found it very difficult to apply the method. Almost like i was touching something that was sensitive or using something that was tired or over-used. But i feel great, so those probably aren't the right words
getyourmindblue
about 2 hours ago
The basis of curses is Ill Will. Abandon Ill will at it's root, and the curse dissolves into the Mystery.
Hosh
Hosh added a diary.
about 2 hours ago
Back home after a really calm and mindful weekend. That changed within minutes of getting home but this sit helped restore and deepen it. Lovely...
Bluemoon
about 9 hours ago
Holding on to an image that is inflated, eager to impress, conditional on having value; scared of being ordinary; but perhaps allowing myself to be truly ordinary will lead to something far more spectacular than this image of greatness and the control that it represents that I am contracted arou ...
HamiTipene
about 10 hours ago 1
Daily practice. Moon in Scorpio, 16-deg-40 Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Durga bija mantra 1 x 108 Vipassana (corpse pose) Body work / hatha yoga Vipassana (corpse pose) Flushing (neigong) I thought stuff was attenuating. Nope. Made lots of progr ...
Hosh
about 15 hours ago 1 1
• Heart of my heart Trying to use a strength to overcome a weakness, immediately before the sit I did a brief act of magick to make it my Will to surrender to god/the beloved in this sit. As I've not been using anything like this approach in a while it was nice to feel the sudden flow of energy ...
jameswarlock
about 16 hours ago
First time doing guided meditation in a group. I think I really liked it. The teacher's voice kept me from wandering off too far in my thoughts, and focus on the now. But at the same time it kept me from really reaching deep into my consciousness and experience the kind of epiphanies and joy tha ...
nichteric
about 16 hours ago 1 1
Sat down somewhat disgruntled as my morning routine was interrupted by my wife. Spent the first half more or less churning mentally. Am I really such a slave to habit and routine? Apparently, yes. Second half a little bit easier, a taste of spaciousness and gentle energy but still plenty of thin ...
coyoteyogi
about 18 hours ago 1
Sitting is messy and not very enjoyable these days. Focus is almost non-existent. My thoughts drift off into dreams and ideas and keeps planning for things that probably never will happen. How I should act, who I will meet, how I will succeed - how funny and wonderful I'll be in some hypothetica ...
pajaboo
about 23 hours ago 2
Heart Theurgy: Joy and bliss in Her Presence, and delight. But what was that presence and where? I looked deep and there was only darkness.
raphael
1 day ago 1 3
Included tonglen and loving kindness again. Finding it very hard to argue with/ feel tense around family members after this. Not used to this amount of harmony...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 3 5
Week 1 Noting body heart mind 4 breaks Had that thing where it feels like my right hand and arm are on the left and vice versa. Kept thinking, 'i have to do better' and then just immediately letting that go
getyourmindblue
1 day ago
Surprisingly little difference between this sit and the rest of the day today.
Bluemoon
1 day ago
Week 1 Noting body heart mind 0 breaks Did this in the forest. Got an insight i dug and a numb ass from sitting on a wooden bench
getyourmindblue
1 day ago 1
Heart Theurgy: Simply and inexplicably good, true, and excruciatingly beautiful.
raphael
1 day ago
Pranayama for 60 seconds to clear the mind/breath/body seems to be a good addition. Whenever I do anything in meditation I internally generate Alan's smirk and laughter. I'm not sure this is a good thing. Enjoyable enough thirty minutes sit.
coyoteyogi
1 day ago 2
A simple enough sit. Letting go of expectations is harder than it sounds. Some energy buzzing about my head, a little bit of tightness in the chest. Cycling through thinking and working the method. The usual sense of deepening just before the bell sounded to mark the end.
coyoteyogi
1 day ago 1
Today took a REALLY slow walk so that my mum could join me and my daughter. In the past the pace and ease of the walk would have frustrated me, today I reframed it as an opportunity to be mindful and much of it was like a long walking meditation - really lovely. Noticed much easier communication ...
Bluemoon
Bluemoon added a diary.
1 day ago 1 1
Daily practice. Moon in Scorpio, 4-deg-4 Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Flushing (neigong) 1 x 108 Vipassana (corpse pose) Body work / hathal yoga Vipassana (corpse pose) Vipassana (Burmese lotus) Some very interesting encounters last night. Will ...
Hosh
1 day ago
• Heart of my heart This was a fairly steady, and calm, sit - not a lot of internal conflict, not a lot of trying. The longing wasn't much in evidence, however - no strong emotion, not even much of a physical sensation. So it was a little like just going over the verse. No real energy shifts or ...
jameswarlock
1 day ago
Taught a course on maintaining a meditation practice. Tips/ methods. Guided meditations.
OpenMind
2 days ago
The feelings about death came up again, poignantly, but in a way that was very different from when it was the most ineluctable of fears or when it seemed a distant memory.
raphael
2 days ago 2
35 minutes breathing meditation - deep calm and space. Absence of thoughts. Have rarely enjoyed focus on the breath so much. Just before the timer went off, sadness started to rise. I don't generally extend or cut short a sit (know that would lead to the 'nice' sits being extended and the messy, ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 2 3
I had the Chalice and the Blade for a while, yet I had a hard time getting into it. Reading a Vice magazine article about it ("Why are psychedelics illegal") it seems more interesting now. It is poignant considering what I am exploring with ill Will, Sense Craving, and Worry (guilt). I am going ...
Hosh
Hosh added a diary.
2 days ago 2
• Heart of my heart A relatively calm sit - I didn't get in my way too much, and was more able to accept that things were how they were more. Having been thinking about surrender quite a bit lately in the moment I was just able to allow things to be what they were... and to have a nagging feelin ...
jameswarlock
2 days ago 1
Such a mess, my mind felt like a TV showroom. But at least sitting straight helped get rid of the tension in my back. And so but shortly afterwards I did feel like in a blanket of warm calmness for a bit.
nichteric
2 days ago 1
Away from home visiting family. Will see how well my determination to sit holds up, and if I can keep any mindfulness going the rest of the time.. Vague awareness of sadness still being there (tightness/ tension) but it didn't come up fully during this sit. Noted resistance/avoidance which I co ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 2 3