Sitting with sangha. First sit was a bit of a continuation from this morning, largely in french but partway through the second sit there was a sebse of something that I have been avoiding or haven't seen. It felt similar to how I felt before a set of difficult memories came up a few years ago. I ...
Evening sit. Bad stomach.
Lamrim Day Two - Death & Impermanence Nice sit, although I was tired and it was an effort to stay awake. Opened my eyes to see that some mallard ducks and a Canadian Goose had decided that it was safe to feed near the weird guy in the park who doesn't move. They were very close to me (abo ...
Morning zendo sit - the chunks with thinking were pretty much only in French. My poor, limited french. Occasionally when sitting thinking in English stops and I am just left with whatever thoughts my head can produce in French. Today that included an approximate version of the Heart Sutra in Fre ...
Evening sit. Noticed at the time how guarded I felt inside while listening to someone else's pain. So I sat with this to allow it, and allow what was underneath to be felt too.
I have been noticing that old memories are coming back to me quickly after I have been meditating more than ever in the past 3 weeks.
Sit with a group after a tai chi class
Lamrim Day One - Our Precious Human Life So-so sit. I was very scatterbrained throughout.
Morning sit - began with 54 bows for the first time in a while
Lamrim Day Twenty-One - Relying on a Spiritual Guide Began with attention to breath, then a prayer for meditation. Then I contemplated and single-pointedly focused on the sentence, "I must rely on a spiritual guide." Perhaps because there's not a lot to this meditation, I was kind o ...