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10 minutes of yoga followed by 20 min sit. I stood outside for a few minutes after just taking in the day...beautiful
Steve
43 minutes ago
Morning meditation. Today I worked again with sending out happiness and the root of happiness. Worried with specific people and felt a lot of love and felt like crying.
CarolAnne
about 2 hours ago 2
Patience that know this, too, will pass. Patience that accepts reality. Patience.
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
about 6 hours ago 2
25 min meditation immediately after morning yoga. Energy more active than usual but just doing its thing within stillness. A balance between joy, love and sadness today all intermingling and none with an story or anything personal behind them. Just there.
Bluemoon
about 8 hours ago 1
Intense gratitude and love within an overwhelming stillness. Then various body movements in response to energy - just let it happen as each unwound a knot I hadn't known existed.
Bluemoon
about 14 hours ago 1
PS block 84; Mostly sessions of mantra, but also a bit of tummo and tregcho.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
about 14 hours ago
OOF. What a way to start. I normally sit in the morning, but didn't do it today. My goal with this sit journal is to sit, actually sit. Every day. For 20 minutes. In the morning. The greater goal is chillax. :)
umita01
Uma sat for 10 minutes
about 19 hours ago 2 1
Nice quiet meditation in the midst of a loud building. Interesting to listen to the noises around me.
CarolAnne
about 23 hours ago 1
I love this practice in the morning. Sending peace and happiness out into the world.
CarolAnne
CarolAnne added a diary.
1 day ago 1
I am reading a book by the Dalai Lama (Beyond Religion). I read some of a chapter before my sit, then meditated on the message. Then read some more of the chapter, then meditated on the message. I repeated this for half the chapter or so. It was an interesting and enlightening sit. Then I went o ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
1 day ago 3
Yoga. Hoping a short yoga practice will help me sleep.
CarolAnne
1 day ago 1
PS block 83; Sessions of Atiguruyoga with white A and thigle, as well as tregcho. Starting from the first part of the short ganapuja with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu I sat in on via webcast today, I was partaking in atiguruyoga and went through an odd series of nirodha-samapatti-like bursts, brief and ...
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
1 day ago 2
A short sit tonight - deliberately kept it to a length where I'd not be likely to end up in one of my unintentionally long sits as was sitting after being out for the evening. Still seemed to pack a lot in though including loads of energy stuff and phrases popping up in French (again), all again ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 2 5
Sitting meditation. After breakfast. My dog resting his head on my knee. Felt sadness and discomfort and anxiety. Then I relaxed and heard the birds singing outside. Every moment is sacred if we come out of our ego.
CarolAnne
CarolAnne added a diary.
2 days ago 1
Having a mini-spell of mental weight. Do you know what I mean? Feeling a bit resentful, down...what would have previously sent me into a mild depressive episode or anger or something that would exacerbate my own suffering. Sitting is difficult. But, today I said to myself, "Hello, heavy he ...
Silke
The Muse added a diary.
2 days ago 2 1
Sat later than normal and the backdrop was the sounds and smells of family life (toast and teen music). These just became part of the sit which was full of gratitude and reverence but still with a stupid grin.
Bluemoon
2 days ago 3 3
PS block 83; Sessions of atiguruyoga, tregcho, and a little mantra.
WhipWhompnWhoopWhoop
3 days ago
Unintentionally long again. Think I should stop bothering to set a timer....
Bluemoon
3 days ago
Sitting meditation. I was dealing with obsessive thoughts even though I had a great day.
CarolAnne
3 days ago 2
Thoughts subsided for a couple of breaths today. Amazing how occupied we are with random thoughts. Also went to 1:15 minute Yin Yoga class, very meditative also.
Steve
3 days ago 3
30 min x 3 zazen plus kinhin. Made it through the sittings with barely a thought to painful knees etc - although my limping bowing at the end felt a bit comical. Indivisible mixture of joy, sorrow, gratitude, love - not for anything in particular just there. Then towards the end of the sit, with ...
Bluemoon
3 days ago 1
After a fairly dramatic fall today I'm all cuts grazes and bruises. Spent 10 minutes sitting distracted by pains and wondering if I should just skip sitting for tonight. Then must have slipped into my typical evening absorption - no more thinking or distraction until way past when the timer sho ...
Bluemoon
4 days ago 2 2