Group sits with new meditators... 15 minutes and 10 minutes.
Lamrim Day Twelve - The Advantages of Cherishing Others Great outdoor sit (we've had a "cold" snap), even after my 9 year old wandered up midway through and shouted "BOO!!" :)
Morning sit with the sangha. Started with metta for everybody there, to really connect with everybody in my heart. This really helped. Was feeling very scared and very happy. Sat with this and it was all a bit of a blur. Did not feel myself disappear at all after during the jukai, and neither co ...
The normal Saturday morning zazenkai only today followed by a jukai ceremony for Rosie and another sangha friend. I love jukai ceremonies, always very moving.
Extra morning practice at home before heading to the zendo
Morning sit. A few hours before my jukai, needing to sit with a lot of fear and swirling feelings. Sometimes went right into the places in my body where the tension was, like my shoulders, my heart. This felt somehow comforting. And then back out again, into the excited feelings I had as well.
Short sit before bed.
Lamrim Day Eleven - The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing Very nice sit. Tranquil throughout. I did notice something I've noticed frequently for a while now: My brain is having fun playing with words. For instance, as I get into my sit, I say a few prayers designed to get myself in the right ...
Morning sit. Distracted, conflicted, and also being with the memory or feeling of letting myself disappear into the background rather than have a real presence.
Night time sit.
two shorter sits. Sleepy.