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Evening practice. MO. Sat outside on the front porch again. One of the friend's five year old twin daughters decided to come out and hanf out. It was late at night. I felt arising Restlessness (anxiety) as I kept an eye on her. It was like watching a fairy dancing and changing form, while try ...
Hosh
about 1 hour ago 1 1
Have started doing about 15 min of yoga before sitting - since it seems that I am going to be doing yoga whether I like it or not, it seems sensible to deliberately built it in. It was only laziness which led me to drop it as a regular habit some months ago. No choice to be lazy any more...The p ...
Bluemoon
about 7 hours ago 1 1
Daily practice. Sun in Scorpio 7° 4'. Moon in Aquarius 0° 3'. Quarter Moon (Sun-Moon Squared). Preliminary stretching Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Vipassana (corpse pose), 15 mins MO, 45 mins Corpse pose, 15 mins Hatha yoga / body work Dreams. ...
Hosh
about 17 hours ago 2 1
I was pretty distracted today. I meditated right after breakfast and big cup of coffee so I started shaking towards the end. I also saw purple again, but this time I was better at just seeing it and not getting carried away staring at it. 11 minutes went by quickly. Tomorrow I'll try 12!
rebfrutos
about 17 hours ago 2
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta. Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear. Wish for othe ...
OpenMind
about 22 hours ago 3
Mostly a wonderful sit today. Focus was strong for the majority of the sit, noted well and easily. Focusing on breath was quite relaxing and fun. Difficulties arose because I am usually seated in a chair, but had to sit cross-legged today because I'm in the middle of moving and my chair was n ...
lummex
about 23 hours ago 2 1
Metta which sort of blurred into a short spell of vipassana in which various things came up, mainly around relationships and frustration at how I deal, or don’t deal with these. Mild kriyas had started the moment I sat down, and had also been there during the night when I was awake. Then ...
Bluemoon
about 24 hours ago 2 2
AM Mantra Tried new Mantra (&Mudra), got the sounds down, worked on filling the sound with the energy & intent behind the mantra, decided to scrap the English translation and just go strait seed sylabals & hook the feeling of the energy together with it, possibly was better since I ...
Mismos
1 day ago 1 3
AM Token Sit Focus concentration breath, meh quality could have sat longer, lots of 'got to get to work'
Mismos
1 day ago 1 1
Evening practice, MO Sat outside in the cold at my friend's front porch. Took it easy on my hips by sitting on the steps. Nothing very spectacular. Ran through various stuff as come up. At one point, Noted grasping as I circulated energy, as a form of Greed. Tried to be Gratitude at the area ...
Hosh
1 day ago 1
Started sit laughing at a story my mum had just been telling me on the phone so much of the metta today was focused on her and other family members. Some of them keep on surprising me. Then mainly zazen with a range of kriyas of varying levels of intensity, asanas etc. Much as they feel v ...
Bluemoon
1 day ago 3 3
20 Concentration 15 Walking 5 Standing 10 Vipassana 20 MCO Concentration, did much better at staying on breath, lost it a few times, noticed controlling breathing instead of observing, mind grasped onto soft chanting music in background a few times Walking, stumbly every time lost focus, relax ...
Mismos
1 day ago 2
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta. Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear. Wish for othe ...
OpenMind
1 day ago 2
Headspace on anxiety, switched from stress as I definitely have underlying anxiety all the time
Bogdan
1 day ago 2 1
Sat for 10 minutes. It felt like the timer went off too soon. Tomorrow I will sit for 11 minutes and start working my way up to my 20 minute goal. I was distracted at the beginning by my own thoughts. I acknowledged them and they went away. Then I was distracted by my own heartbeat, but I was ab ...
rebfrutos
Becky added a diary.
1 day ago 3 1
30 minute meditation. I have been also listening to the effortless learning, instant creativity and Schumann tracks while finishing homework, on my computer, and other activities. It's strange when you stop listening and go to class for awhile, you can almost feel the different waves your brain ...
clsvaulter15
1 day ago
Daily practice. Sun in Scorpio 6° 5'. Moon in Capricorn 16° 9'. Preliminary stretching Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tata bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Tong Len Hate (corpse pose), 15 min MO, 45 min Tong Len Hate (corpse pose), 15 min Lots of dreams, though I don't remember much. ...
Hosh
1 day ago 3 4
I focused on my breath and didn't look down on myself when I zoned out and started daydreaming. I just went back to my breath and kept going.
Suzanne
1 day ago 4 1
Every morning we would walk a bit, and then meditate a while somewhere in the woods. Then spend the rest of the day walking at whatever pace felt natural, and stop for the night whenever it felt right. No rush to "get there" - we got there anyway. Such a simple life. Flowing naturally, like the ...
pajaboo
pajaboo added a diary.
1 day ago 4 2
Late night, little sleep and so a fairly muted sit. Not necessarily a bad thing. Sat fairly easily in zazen with a lot of thoughts, relatively mild kriyas and some asanas.
Bluemoon
2 days ago 1
AM Mantra Mantra, forgot mala went ahead anyways, at begining had trouble keeping focus on mantra, few body shakes and jolts half way through, hit stride and maintained a solid mantra for a while, roughly 3/4 way started having trouble holding focus on Mantra sounds/English translation/intent ...
Mismos
2 days ago 1
Evening practice. MO. Token effort. Wanted to sleep a littler earlier, get an earlier start. Felt tired, did not want to skip. I was just getting started on Greed and Gratitude and the timer went off. This did not satisfy.
Hosh
2 days ago 2
AM Token Sit Intentions, didn't stretch, repeatedly lost posture, repeated loss breath focus, physically tired, poor quality
Mismos
2 days ago 1
I sat for 25 minutes but the number above won't change.
InteriorCastle
2 days ago
Sitting time split between two short daytime sits, 45 minutes while travelling and 15 minutes once home. The meditation part of the travelling sit was fairly standard – metta followed by pretty calm zazen- but the energy took a new turn. I’ve noticed short spells recently where it felt lik ...
Bluemoon
2 days ago 1 2
PM Formal Sit 30 Consentration 15 Walking 15 Vipassana 30 Social/Guided Consentration took a few minutes to settle in position, a few more for thoughts, left eyes open focus distorted not grasping objects, thoughts buble up occasionally Walking took a few laps to smooth out pass and breat ...
Mismos
2 days ago 1 1
Today I sat for 10 minutes of mindful breathing and started seeing purple light behind my eyes. My aunt's teacher once said to ignore anything visual because it is a distraction. I'm someone who gets easily distracted (yes I'm a new meditator) so if I try ignoring the purple, I get frustrated. D ...
rebfrutos
Becky added a diary.
2 days ago 4 17
Took Pratimoksha Vows Formally went for refuge Generated Bodhichitta. Made mental offerings to the Buddhas (including offering my practice) Developed regret for past actions. Rejoiced in the virtues of all. Developed wish for meditation and dharma teachings to continue to appear. Wish for othe ...
OpenMind
3 days ago 2
Daily practice. Sun in Scorpio 5° 9'. Moon in Capricorn 3° 18'. Preliminary stretching Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 MO, 45 mins Vipassana (corpse pose) Body work / hatha yoga Late night. Late start. Really late start. On a whim, I had casuall ...
Hosh
3 days ago 2 9
Meditated for 30 minutes. It's amazing to see the benefits already. The positive vibes are flowing throughout my house, my school, and soon my community.
clsvaulter15
3 days ago