Nothing much to report other than the 30 minutes went passed quickly. Planning to do my first ever 60 minute sit on Monday morning, get up nice and early (5:30), make a cuppa tea, read something suitable for the occasion, settle down into position and then sit and see what happens.
martinxo
about 4 years ago 2
• Heart of my heart/I am yours With some very bad news landing today, someone I've been very close to for a very long time dying suddenly, I'd been in a bit of a state for the evening. But I was determined to sit and have that experience. It felt crazy from an energetic point of view - so much ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago 1
Calm zazen to start with. Squeezed as much time for that as I could before sit turned more energetic - mainly focused around the right hip/kidney area today which is new. Uncomfortable and pretty intense in waves with releases in between. At one point some strange emotionless tears came up but o ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 2
Extra sit today because had evening to myself and really felt like it was needed. Daily sits have been like wading through treacle. No idea what they've been like. Just scattered. Occasional moments of massive smile-inducing connection with nature and people on and off cushion. Started this w ...
Becky
about 4 years ago 2
A stolen 10 minutes between meetings in a long work day. Thought free almost-zazen while gazing at tidal ripples and the shadows cast by overhead gulls on the river.
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 1
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 Dedicated virtue ...
OpenMind
about 4 years ago 2
Headspace day 20. A lot of thoughts and a bit daydreaming.
Bogdan
about 4 years ago 1
Woke in the night with an annoyingly cheerful ‘seize life’
 type of song in my head. Not at all conducive to sleep but was too tired to do
 much about it so finally drifted off to sleep full of annoyance at the song
 that wouldn’t go away. Woke again to find it was still there but th ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 3 4
• Heart of my heart/I am yours Whilst a little gumbly in the first part of the sit, I quickly settled down. I was able to get much deeper into the 'heart of my heart' concept - really summoning an awareness of the Longing, and how it expresses itself (not always in positive ways - frustration, i ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago 1
Back at the Zen Centre. 2 x 30 minutes of zazen with slow and fast walking meditation in between. (Another 'failure' for today - I cannot keep my face straight during the fast walking meditation, everyone - me included I'm sure - looks so daft and it sounds like a herd of elephants on the hard ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 4
15 minutes after yoga practice--lots of sensations in the body to listen to
helraj
about 4 years ago
Went to a Zen class. 30 minutes zazen 10 mins walking meditation 5 minutes zazen
OpenMind
about 4 years ago 2
Feeling stressed after work so decided to hit the sit with 15 mins of metta. I don't find metta easy, the first time I did it I felt amazing but have not been able to repeat that. And my mind wandered after a while... "May I be..." Mind wanders off "May I be..." Mind wa ...
martinxo
about 4 years ago 4
I quietly go into the darkened prayer room, finding myself alone, and sit down. I close my eyes. Immediately, whatever that has been repressed (an old or a new thing?) fills my chest. I don't analyse, I don't worry about whether this is insight practice or not, I just welcome it, encourage it to ...
Leems
about 4 years ago 5
First meditation since coming back from Europe. Fell short of one hour. Leg went to sleep. Thought about Fiddler on the Roof for some reason, the "Prince Ali" song from Aladdin and Eggs Benedict.
keane
about 4 years ago 2
Emptiness at work, little by little.
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
about 4 years ago 3