Sat on 24 days this month, totalling 38 hours 49 minutes practice. (54 entries total)


Wed
24
Sitting with sangha. In our service after the sitting we laid incense for those affected by the Manchester bombing. So sad. So much heartbreak bu ...

Morning sit. Very pleased to be able to get back to work, slowly, patiently, taking my time.

Morning sit


Tue
23
Sitting before bed. Noticed today my changing relationship with pain. I can be stubborn and just overrule pain - I have done in the past - but now ...

Sitting with a fever. Got out of bed, sat and then straight back into bed for the rest of the day. Sitting seems to be the one part of my daily ro ...


Mon
22
Sitting before bed, feeling a bit groggy and with more than a few aches and pains.

Morning sit


Sun
21
Sitting before bed

Morning sit - allowing things to be as they are


Sat
20
Sitting before bed

Sitting with zendo in the morning and then some short sits with some beginners as part of an intro session later in the day


Fri
19
Sitting before bed. Have had to give up commuting by bike and turn to the buses. Bus commuting time seems to get co-opted as extra meditation ti ...

Morning sit


Thu
18
Sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit


Wed
17
Sitting with sangha. Zendo temperature now back to normal. :)

Sitting in a sweltering zendo after the yoga group who used the space the previous evening left the heating on high. Phew! Like sitting in a sauna! :)


Tue
16
Sitting before bed

Morning sit. Felt like a layer more of something was shifting and in its wake there seems to be an ever-deeper trusting and even more gratitude


Mon
15
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Sun
14
15 minutes lying down in constructive rest posture (which also helps my knee to move back into alignment and makes chair sitting possible), before ...

Powerful morning sit


Sat
13
More chair sitting. A lot of energy again.

Had to stop being stubborn about my injured knee and sit on a chair today. Last night's sitting showed me that it wasn't up to a lot of sitting on ...


Fri
12
Sitting before bed. Lovely to sit, and to want to sit.

Went so fast this morning. Arising and passing


Thu
11
Sitting before bed. Or being sat with as it often feels.

Morning zendo sit :)


Wed
10
Sitting with sangha. I'm easily moved and tonight's service after the sittings had me first with a huge lump in my throat and on the verge of tear ...

Morning zendo sit. Being sat with by energy and today the koan while everything else dropped away.


Tue
09
Sitting before bed. Energy, space and being.

Morning zendo sit. Energy, surrender and being.


Mon
08
Like being sat with today. High levels of energy throughout. Stepping aside to allow the energy space to do its stuff

Morning sit. Something being shaken off and shedded. As is often the way, no words with it so I don't know or need to know what was, only that the ...


Sun
07
Sitting before bed. A bit of extra time tonight felt right

Sitting with friends. Today it seemed all be about trust - in life, energy, the practice - although they of course aren't separate things really.

A both fiery and calm morning sit


Sat
06
Sitting before bed

Again really wanted to sit for longer. An almost childlike enthusiasm. If I hadn't been leading a bike ride this morning I'd have stayed sitting f ...


Fri
05
Sitting before bed. Time went so quickly

Morning sit - really wanted to sit for longer today but a work meeting awaits


Thu
04
Sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit. A moving one this morning


Wed
03
Sitting with sangha

Morning zendo sit


Tue
02
Sitting before bed. A bubbly enthusiasm to be sitting :)

Morning sit


Mon
01
Sitting before bed

Sat for longer than needed, allowing the 'learning' from yesterday to settle. Also provided time to allow the body to right itself after probably ...