Sat on 27 days this month, totalling 53 hours 43 minutes practice. (55 entries total)


Tue
27
Morning sit at work before starting the day, as raindrop hit the window in front of me, merge, run and separate. So much extra-ordinary beauty in ...


Mon
26
Morning sit

Evening sit


Sun
25
Evening sit

Sitting outdoors at my allotment. Somehow it felt right today to sit as part of the place before starting work. Sounds of seagulls, chickens on a ...

 


Sat
24
Sitting before bed

Sitting with sangha. From time to time something about our form / service / ritual just hits home deeper than before and makes what came before ...


Fri
23
Evening sit - with a migraine and with one foot in as bowl of water to try to lift an splinter of a shell that is embedded in one toe. Quite comic ...

Morning sit


Thu
22
Sitting with sangha

Morning zendo sit


Wed
21
A sleepy sit

Morning zendo sit


Tue
20
 

Meditation on the beach again this morning before another swim then heading back to the city and work.


Mon
19
Spent the evening and night at the beach, swimming, sitting and then sleeping in the sand dunes. Sat in the midst of natural space, wide horizons ...

Morning sit. Energy at work. Like something unravelling or another layer being shed. Everything feels raw raw and immediate.


Sun
18
Sitting before bed - after another day of music, sunshine and friendship. I was happily tired but there was a lot of energy at play in this sit - ...

'Sitting' long before I actually started sitting this morning, almost like a continuation of other recent sits but mingled in were various koans ...


Sat
17
Sitting before bed - with music still ringing in my ears from a free community African music festival attended by 10000s. Lots of people from all ...

Weekend zazenkai - plenty of time for all sorts of stuff during the 3 Saturday morning sits. Today though, as timekeeper/bell ringer and with a vi ...


Fri
16
Sitting before bed. Went from a feeling of excitement to sit just beforehand to a feeling of being on a cliff edge and holding back somehow. A ver ...

Morning sit. One of those sits where what I need to do (handling a difficult meeting and speaking out about some changes that will affect the ment ...


Thu
15
Sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit. Beautiful.


Wed
14
Sitting with sangha. Sometimes if feels like time stands still and thought with it. Sometimes the mind is busy. Today was a busy sit. - tears fo ...

Morning zendo sit. The energy of the koan sort of rising up to sit with me, effortlessly, a seamless part of everything.


Tue
13
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Mon
12
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Sun
11
Sitting before bed.

Morning sit - various things from recent days swirling and settling.


Sat
10
Short sit back home after retreat

Morning sitting on retreat. As always I would like the retreat and the sitting to go on for longer. I was the timekeeper / bell ringer for much of ...


Fri
09
Sitting on second full day of retreat. Also had a hospital some miles away, got there early, was seen and out before my appointment time and back ...


Thu
08
Sitting spread over the day. There was also the usual retreat talks, samu, services etc. And usually going out to vote in a general election. Inte ...


Wed
07
Normal sitting with sangha only because some of us were starting a mini-retreat, beforehand those of us on retreat had a shared meal and briefing ...

Another lovely morning zendo sit. I'll be on a short retreat for the next few days. Happy sitting people :)


Tue
06
Sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit. Lovely :)


Mon
05
Just before sitting I got a more intense than normal version of my usual cheerfulness about sitting. During the sit felt so grateful for practice ...

Morning sit


Sun
04
My normal evening sit plus several shorter spells lying down gazing at the sky. I can't walk for more than a few minutes at a time at the moment s ...

Morning sit. Let emotions arise and pass, seeing the stories they can trigger and letting those go too.


Sat
03
Sitting before bed. Sitting with quite a lot of pain at the moment, even in a chair, but with news still coming in about the incident in London, r ...

Morning sit


Fri
02
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Thu
01
 

A lovely morning and lovely to be sitting