Third full day of retreat. Also my daughter's birthday so (with prior permission) I skipped lunch and the afternoon break to cycle to the station and get a train back to give my daught her presents and some hugs. After a train cancellation and a slightly amended journey back I pedalled furiously ...
Lamrim Day One - Our Precious Human Life Difficult sit, as a sinus headache kept getting in the way.
Morning sit. Noticing this strong sense I had in the last two days of drawing deep within myself, away from the world.
Second full day of retreat
Lamrim Day Twenty-One - Relying on a Spiritual Guide Indoor sit. Calm, quiet, with a couple pf periods of deep focus.
Evening sit. Sleepy and trying to maintain awareness. Some positive change again after a time of crisis.
First full day of retreat. More sitting because no dharma talk today. Each day also has work practice and services.