30 minute sitting and then 15 minutes. A bit off today. Just sitting through it.
JacobMichael
over 4 years ago
I'd like your thoughts on this everyone... Just finished reading The Joy of Living by Yonge Mingyur Rinpoche. One thing that stood out for me was his advice that if bliss, clarity or non-conceptuality come up in a meditation to stop right there before they dissipate. The reasoning given was to p ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 14
• Heart of my heart/I am yours I was very tired when I came to sit, and emotionally wrung out by the day... but I was surprised that sleep didn't arise during the sit, nor did terribly strong emotions, I just sat with it and went along with it. Nothing very much occurred, but the longing was ve ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago
Strange sit - mind probably too calm considering all that is going on and with a numb tingling in my jaw and a lot of shivering and goose pimples. Realise that out of sits I'm dropping into my normal role of managing the communication in the house, trying to bring people together and being the ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 3 2
What do you have to do? Pack your bags, Go to the station without them, Catch the train, And leave your self behind. Quite so: the only practice - and once. 
 
 Wei Wu Wei - Open Secret
martinxo
over 4 years ago 2
Just a quickie to keep my run going, will get back to 30 minutes sits on Sunday morning. Then I'll be going for the heroic one hour on Monday morning. Big fun! : )
martinxo
over 4 years ago 1
Neat to contrast between 15 and 30 minute sittings. Meaningful experience today.
JacobMichael
over 4 years ago
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
over 4 years ago 2
Headspace day 22. Again 20 minutes was too much, got pain in a back and a leg, started moving and lost concentration. will try again in the evening again.
Bogdan
over 4 years ago
Nervous before tonights gig. Thoughts circling around all that may go 'wrong', how I may screw up, how people will react -- all these things I cannot control. The only thing I can do is share my honest, true and vulnerable presence, and give the gift of music. This leap of faith terrifies me, ev ...
pajaboo
over 4 years ago 2
Off cushion – noticed myself getting caught up with a
 craving yesterday. Last night was awake a lot listening to a rain storm and foxes and as
 usual it seems that my mind has more sense half asleep than when fully awake. Instead
 of getting annoyed with myself for having got caught ...
Bluemoon
over 4 years ago 2
Having practiced correct view of emptiness well this week it appears that my "ego" is reduced sufficiently to address some of my own dysfunctional behaviour without an internal response (no tightening of mind, no guilt etc.) An objective exercise based on wanting to cause more peace an ...
OpenMind
over 4 years ago 5 2
• Heart of my heart/I am yours After another very emotional day it was quite a relief to sit. I was very tired emotionally, and it made it easier to sink into a relaxed, open, state. My mind drifted at times, but I was actually able to get quite deep into the technique and just be with what was ...
jameswarlock
over 4 years ago 1
30 minutes completed before bed. Might do some extra sessions tomorrow and change up the duration.
JacobMichael
over 4 years ago
Had lots of coming back to correct view of emptiness during this working day. When driving now seem to naturally fall into this view, previously it only happened after dark when outside.
OpenMind
OpenMind added a diary.
over 4 years ago 3 3
Had an unexpected outing today, so I missed my morning session. Will do another 30 minutes before bed. Giving special attention to the transition from mindfulness to wandering.
JacobMichael
over 4 years ago
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
over 4 years ago
Headspace Day 21. Again thoughts, thoughts and thoughts. Found it a little bit difficult to sit for 20 minutes for the first time.
Bogdan
over 4 years ago 1 4