Evening sit. Partly sitting with what to talk about in the zen session I'm leading in the zendo tomorrow and not being as prepared as I'd like. I'm not used to doing two zen talks in a week and on top of giving work talks this week, my head feels a bit frazzled.
Evening sit with my husband. Difficult sit.
"Sitting" (actually lying face down with my arm awkardly above my head) in an MRI scanner. Not the first time I've "sat" in this scanner but it is probably the noisiest place I've ever sat and the times when the discipline of not moving until the "sit" is over has b ...
Midday sit, in garden. Concentrating on sound, physical sensations. Watching my reaction to. difficult conversation.
Lamrim Day Seventeen - Giving Outdoor sit, very hot, but had pockets of extreme focus and blissfulness.
Evening sit with the sangha. Lovely to be back again after a break. Very distracted mind, so focussing on something different for every ten deep breaths, including doing a body scan felt helpful.
15 minutes before going into deliver a talk to a university Buddhist society, 15 minutes sit with them, 15 minutes later at home
Lamrim Day Sixteen - Wishing Love Another wonderful sit, again, very focused
Morning sit. Very distracted monkey mind, anxious for no good reason. concentrating on the breath
Sitting with sangha