Sat on 21 days this month, totalling 33 hours 51 minutes practice. (46 entries total)


Sun
21
Morning sit at home

Extra night time practice. Something popped up tgat needed care and attention.


Sat
20
Short sit with sangha before packing everything up for retreat


Fri
19
Evening sit

Longer than usual morning sitting because during the night I felt there was something ti sit with but I was too tired to do it then. It felt like ...


Thu
18
Very sleepy evening sit.

Night time and morning sitting. The view in front of me as I sit is splendid and fills me with respect and awe for life. Today that felt at first ...


Wed
17
I've had three main sitting ''themes" recently, old life stuff, life direction stuff and a koan. In this sotall three came together it was li ...

Another sit encountering a pocket of dark old emotions, So far this week I've had fear, despair, loneliness, anger and hatred. Today it was the tu ...


Tue
16
Evening sit. It felt like it needed more but it was too late and I was too drowsy. Something for tomorrow.

Feeling a pocket of a dark emotion from the past rising, really feeling it and feeling it spontaneously transform


Mon
15
Evening sit

Morning sit. I've had some difficult things to deal with recently and given my history of burying or overruling difficult emotions I've been being ...


Sun
14
Approximate sitting time as part of conference talks

Morning sitting

Sleepy evening sit


Sat
13
30 minutes regular sitting preceded by an unplanned writing practice. I'd been listening to a podcast from Upaya Zen Center from one of their retr ...

Earlier than normal sitting. It wouldn't wait

An hour sitting at home this morning and a unknown amount of time during the night. I didn't time it, just let the stuff surface, be felt and go. ...


Fri
12
This served as processing time, allowing all reactions to the day to come up, be felt and then shift. Because I blocked a lot of things in the pas ...

Sitting in the middle of a sleepless night. Since there was no sleep to be had, it seemed more helpful to get up and sit. It was. By the morning I ...


Thu
11
Sitting with sangha. I'm not usually there on a Thursday night but today it important to be there but I didn't know why. I turned out to have some ...

Morning sit - a continuation from last night but with more space and lightness around it


Wed
10
Sitting with sangha. As soon as I hit the cushion the same phrase of "I can't not" came to mind again and immediately a prolonged bout o ...

Today's sit started and finished gazing out over the misty city landscape, it felt so immediate so raw. The thought that appeared in my head was & ...


Tue
09
Morning practice time. Deliberate openness to all including any vulnerabilities. Uncomfortable at times but just before the end a huge sense of ea ...


Mon
08
Longer than anticipated but needed

Morning sit


Sun
07
Evening sit

Short morning sit and some extra time during the night


Sat
06
Evening sit

Additional unplanned practice time. As always really useful.

A not quite morning sit (been catching up on sleep)


Fri
05
Evening sit. Just before sitting I'd been listening to a zen dharma podcast in which suffering was equated with friction- friction between though ...

Morning sit


Thu
04
Evening sit. Love for life and a big smile

Morning sit


Wed
03
Evening sit. Perched on a hotel bed with pillows and cushions as substitutes for a zafu - my temporary sitting soit.

Nighttime and morning sitting


Tue
02
Evening sit

Train sitting

Morning sit. Once again facing abd befriending one of my old shadows leaves more space for love of life.


Mon
01
Evening sit

Extra 'sitting', pretty intense, while off work with a mega migraine day. Always more intense when there is nowhere I can do, no way to distract m ...

During the night and morning sitting