Before breakfast sitting
First sitting of the retreat. I've got WiFi access and haven't yet decided to ignore it. A slow arrival here, cycling the last hour, settling slowly into the familiar landscape, feeling it soak into my pores and my mind slow and broaden. Stopped various times to admire wild flowers, stroke mos ...
Lamrim Day Thirteen - Exchanging Self With Others Very relaxing sit. Wasn't as focused as I would have liked, but felt serene and calm throughout.
Morning practice I'm off on retreat today for a week. Good sitting everyone
Day 10 Vipassana
Short sits as part of a beginners introduction to zen session I was helping with
Lamrim Day Twelve - The Advantages of Cherishing Others Nice sit, indoors, felt pretty focused throughout.
Zendo sitting - three sits separated by walking meditation. As is often the case each of the sits was quite different. A lot of grinning though and a strong temptation to dance!
Evening practice time. The last elements from this morning. I ran out of time them before work so had to mentally agree to come back for more in order to put it on hold during the day. Very usefully because it meant I got through a huge amount of necessary stuff in work. This week has been a hug ...
Day 9 Vipassana