Lamrim Day Three - The Dangers of Lower Rebirth More fun in the park: Midway through my sit, someone decided that their day would be much better if they played some Guns & Roses loudly enough for everyone nearby to hear. This has happened before, someone sits down on a park bench with a ra ...
Morning sit and a mini sit
Evening sit. Thankful for this existence.
Sitting with sangha. Mainly light and effortless with little of the recent resistance that has been popping up - not towards sitting but towards an evolving role. Bits of emotions arising. Briefly sad (partly knowing that there were strong emotions around me in the room), moments of laughter - e ...
evening sit with the sangha. Mainly trying to ground myself with awareness of my contact with the floor.
Evening sit. Much better after an hour and a half nap.
Short lunchtime sit outdoors to the background of a 1950's style soundtrack played on an elderly gentleman's stereo. Not what I would have chosen to listen to but kind of nice that he wanted to share his music with the park goers and lunchtime work escapees. Just beforehand while eating my lunch ...
Afternoon sit outside
Lamrim Dy Two - Death & Impermanence There's a story that when the Buddha used to sit, small, giggling children in nearby villages would stick straw up his nose while he was meditating to see if they could distract him, but failed every time. I'm not quite that good. Yesterday, I had a lot ...
Morning sit. Again feeling very conflicted and enclosed in my chest and shoulders and completely drained of energy, with no will or strength at all. Sat with all of this and also chose to bring awareness to my throat or neck, where I have always felt so much constriction. I have a sense that my ...
Morning sleep, I mean sit.
Afternoon sit. During tai chi I had this very strong urge to sit on the floor and sob. Thinking of Sarah‘s last post on crying... I did not do this, and I wish I could have, because I so much needed to, but I did cry silently while doing the class and hoping that everyone around me would not n ...
sit with group after tai chi.