Lamrim Day Seventeen - Giving One of my favorite sits, and this one was no exception.
Invited friends in different places to join a virtual sit. Good stuff!
Retreat sitting. Another outdoorsy day in between with cycling to a quiet valley to walk up a pathless hillside, coming back via a deserted valley with a plunge under a waterfall. Often on retreats I've had a mass of self loathing surface (I had seemingly endless reservoirs). In the evening wa ...
Lamrim Day Sixteen - Wishing Love Outdoor sit, and very hot. Strangely enough, other than needing to wipe the sweat off of my head every 5 minutes or so, it didn't bother me. I was able to focus, and felt relaxed throughout.
Sitting time over the day. All the usual zen sesshin stuff on top. And today another, longer bike ride and, just as the sun popped out, a float along a river that really wasn't deep enough to swim in but was in the right place at the right tint. Sculled up the river on my back and floated back d ...
Afternoon sit. About the space between things and the silence between sounds, and also the space in between the very strong emotions that I often experience.
Lamrim Day Fifteen - Taking The meditation on taking is one of my favorite sits. I always get up feeling wonderful and this sit was no exception.
Morning sit with a friend.
Evening sit before bed with a friend.
Rest of the day's meditation time. Also samu (work practice), service and a round up to start the week. Also time for a bike ride (with others) and a river swim in the rain (alone, wonder why I had no takers for that?!). I love retreats, I really am a retreat addict. :)
60 minutes morning sit
Lamrim Day Fourteen - Great Compassion First outdoor sit in quite a while. And other than the lone fly that mistook my head for a landing strip, it was great. Relaxing and familiar. (I also discovered recently that the park where I sit has a population of wild parrots, which automatically put ...