Sat on 22 days this month, totalling 51 hours 51 minutes practice. (54 entries total)


Fri
22
Evening practice

Morning practice


Thu
21
Evening practice. Lot coming up, stepping aside in a sleepy way to allow this although I'd have rather have been in bed. Strangely effective.

Morning practice. While I'd already softened in to the old stuff two other words came up that got a similar reaction. Promise. Secret. Eased into ...

Extra practice time. A single word "pretend" that came up on sitting got a subtle but deep reaction and was clearly tapping into another ...


Wed
20
Sitting with sangha

Morning practice. Rawness still pervades. At one point the words of the heart sutra ran through my head verrrrrry slooooowly, stopping with words ...


Tue
19
Evening practice - included tonight a spell of standing meditation by an open window in high winds overlooking the city. Everything felt so close ...

Morning sit


Mon
18
A very sleepy evening sit

Another clean up session – it felt like there was another stored memory lingering. At the end of that there was one more. The actual memory was no ...


Sun
17
Longer than intended but each time the alarm went off it wasn't quite time to stop.

Morning practice - strange but wonderful again. I think I discovered and resolved another memory from childhood that had been remembered as trauma ...


Sat
16
Evening practice

The normal Saturday morning zazenkai only today followed by a jukai ceremony for Rosie and another sangha friend. I love jukai ceremonies, always ...

Extra morning practice at home before heading to the zendo


Fri
15
Evening practice

Morning practice


Thu
14
Sitting with sangha

Morning sit


Wed
13
Sitting with sangha

Strange sitting again. At the moment sitting seems to be preceded or followed by a sort of dancing which seems to have something to do with integr ...


Tue
12
Evening sit

Morning and night time practice


Mon
11
Evening sit. Included sections in french. That's been happening a lot again recently. Another one of the strange ways my sitting goes sometimes. M ...

A needed lunch time break. These minisits have the power to help me function for the rest of the day even when my head is throbbing. I needed some ...

Morning practice


Sun
10
Evening practice

I wrote too soon. Still enough of the migraine lingering this morning to have to do the first half of this sit with my eyes closed and an eye mask ...

Extra night time and early hours practice.


Sat
09
Evening sit. Almost no migraine left!! :D

More of the same. Slightly more ability to string a sentence together this morning so a little more direction to it but building on the rawness f ...


Fri
08
Practice time while allowing a migraine to come. I've been taking tablets all week for it, necessary to get through the week but they only really ...

Sitting as part of a workshop run by the sangha friend. First sitting pretty much as usual then sitting right next to someone, knees touching, tak ...

Quick lying down ''sit' outdoors at lunchtime. Background sound today was 30 excitable school kids enjoying a lunch in the sun as part of a schoo ...

Part midway through the night again, part morning


Thu
07
Evening sit

Morning practice


Wed
06
Sitting with sangha. Mainly light and effortless with little of the recent resistance that has been popping up - not towards sitting but towards a ...

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 ...

Morning practice


Tue
05
Evening sit

Another mix of night time and morning practice


Mon
04
Evening practice

Part morning practice, part midway through the night practice


Sun
03
Such a strange sit. But I have a feeling it might prove to have been strangely helpful not just strange.

Sitting with sangha friends

Morning practice


Sat
02
Evening practice

Morning practice


Fri
01
Evening sit

Extra lunch time practice outside. Good to take a breather from work

Morning practice