Sunday afternoon sit. Thoughts about an upcoming contract kept coming back in my mind. It was really hard to concentrate, but as usual, I just went with the flow and accepted these thoughts. Slowly shifting my focus on my breathing helped relax my mind and slowly attenuate the thoughts. I know t ...
lachose1
7 days ago 2
Lamrim Day Six - Developing Renunciation for Samsara Another nice sit, this time in "Parrot Park", where we watched lots of parrots in the trees and even saw a bald eagle swoop down and grab a fish.
GregSWhite
8 days ago 2
Lamrim Day Five - Actions and Their Effects Nice outdoor sit, and since a storm front has passed through, it was (relatively)( cool out.
GregSWhite
9 days ago 1
Practice during the night and in the morning. Finishing off (for now?) what I was sitting with last night. For some time what has been coming up in practice for me has been a childlike determination to "help people who are sad and scared know that they don't have to be sad and scared foreve ...
Bluemoon
9 days ago 2
Extra practice time. I've known this week that there was something that needed extra sitting with but the week has been crammed with work, activity and migraine so there wasn't the space earlier to do more than edge around the surface. Tonight was the time to give the space. No timer to follow, ...
Bluemoon
9 days ago 2
Morning sit. Another great sit, my monkey mind kept drifting off to random thoughts but they were evaporating really quickly today. A lot of these thoughts are on upcoming projects at my startup and also thought a lot about my friends. Started to get in the zone near the end. Will have to do a 1 ...
lachose1
10 days ago 2
Lamrim Day Four - Refuge Practice I'm a strong believer that in the early stages a meditation practice meditation is... kinda boring. I think that in the beginning everyone has grand ideas of profound realizations, amazing experiences, etc. And pretty quickly they realize that sitting is differ ...
GregSWhite
10 days ago 2
First sit in MONTHS. Felt great, I just felt I needed to come back after months away from meditation. It really energizes me in the morning as well as calm my nerves and help prepare my mind for the stressful day ahead of me. I realized I can still get into a real concentration and focused stat ...
lachose1
11 days ago 2 3
Lamrim Day Three - The Dangers of Lower Rebirth Outdoor sit. Two days ago it was sprinklers, today it was lawn movers. Big, industrial, rider lawn mowers. Luckily, it's easy for me to block out that kind of thing. It's like white noise and it fades quickly. The sit itself was nice, and the w ...
GregSWhite
11 days ago 2
Morning practice. Very interesting. What came up was how my reaction to a friend's current difficult time was steeped in my memories going back decades of having felt really bad but not feeling able to tell anyone or ask for or accept help. Seeing what it would have helped me to be able to do at ...
Bluemoon
11 days ago 2