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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
4 minutes 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
about 1 hour ago 1
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
about 1 hour ago 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
about 4 hours 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
about 4 hours 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
about 13 hours ago 1
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
about 13 hours ago 2 2
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.
about 19 hours ago 1
• 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
about 21 hours 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
about 21 hours 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
about 22 hours ago 1
A bit tired. Just here enjoying the sit.
raphael
about 24 hours ago
Guided Meditation - Meditation Oasis - Nature Attunement Meditation - 17:42 min I'm back! I've been away for quite awhile. At least, so it certainly seems. I finally finished the big test, and then have been on vacation / traveling since. It feels wonderful to be back in the swing of things, ...
umyum
1 day ago 1
Ordinary sit; tended towards sleepiness; stillness, no grasping
HamiTipene
1 day ago 2
Week 1 Noting body heart mind 2 breaks Was already feeling all dark night of the souly and the sit didnt really help. Pain in the back of my neck and top of my head. Tired and apathetic
getyourmindblue
1 day ago
Daily Practice. Moon in Libra, 21-deg-4 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 Vipassana (Burmese lotus), ~ 15 mins First day I felt comfortable trying vipassana in Burmese half-lotus. The consistent body wor ...
Hosh
1 day ago 1
Every sit is different yet there seems to be patterns. The details change and the felt sense can change but it feels like I'm traveling over the same terrain with the same bumps and hollows. Don't know if the terrain changes over time or whether it simply disappears.
coyoteyogi
1 day ago 3
Managing work whilst staying mindful has seemed strangely easy this week (much easier than at home...). A nice balance of being focused and getting things done but not identifying myself with the work which is fortunate since our work is at risk. I'm strangely calm about the prospect of it all g ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
The Start and then Balance, OmLife. Getting ready for a travel day to the lake for the holiday. Very good meditation.
jsanders420
1 day ago 1 1
45m sit I wonder how much of meditation is a subtle form of conditioning? It seems that I muddle along, doing the method as best I can, getting lost in daydreams etc. and then 30 seconds before the final bell dings I go into a very deep quiet place. It's like a teaser meditation. Disciplined e ...
coyoteyogi
1 day ago 2 1
Have linked the strong underlying feelings with something from the past. Not fully processed yet but gained insight into connections between a particular person from my past, my working life experiences, and emptiness of working environment (including emptiness of the past working environments) ...
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
1 day ago 2 1
This low mood is taking hold of me. Need to sit more than ever, but just can't see the point. In a thick fog at the moment. Life experience after life experience is getting worse and intensifying. Not in a good place.
mattyashy
Matt added a diary.
1 day ago 3
Strong waves of energy leaving a calm space in their wake. From within that space it felt easy and automatic today to do tonglen for some people that I can find it difficult to be with. A new understanding of the pain and difficulties in their lives. Felt effortless. Post sit - bubble of peace a ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 2 2
Week 1 Noting body heart mind 2 breaks Felt a bit rushed as this one was before work. Some swellings of emotion but not the fireworks of the night before
getyourmindblue
1 day ago
SP Demon Feeding #3. Seems to be a big turning point for SP, though I am not sure SP feels that way :-D Had to modify the method since SP's understanding of Dharma is insufficient.
Hosh
1 day ago 2
Got up early for no apparent reason, so just decided to sit. Melted into the light and then felt presence of the missus wanting to go for a run.
raphael
1 day ago
Realized around 7pm that something was brewing and I'd avoided it all day and been non mindful of emptiness. Distracted myself with other things. Did the Guided Meditation Class fine, mentioned the being distracted thing to the group and pointed out that avoiding meditation is potentially an o ...
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
2 days ago 1 1
• Heart of my heart I was able to quickly relax into this sit, then slipped into a light trance, but then realised I was actually very tired and started to skirt sleep. I slipped in and out of bits of dreams, and found my verse pausing a few times, before I was awake enough to get it moving agai ...
jameswarlock
2 days ago