Sat on 28 days this month, totalling 71 hours 59 minutes practice. (60 entries total)


Fri
28
Sitting before bed

Two short spells of sitting - part at home before heading off for a very early train and part on the train. What I noticed today but it feels lik ...


Thu
27
Sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit


Wed
26
Sitting with sangha

Morning zendo sit. Found myself shivering deeply despite wearing warm enough clothes and making all sorts of vows. No deliberate thinking just stu ...


Tue
25
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Mon
24
Sitting before bed

Morning sitting. Something that I thought would weigh on my mind this morning while sitting just didn't. When my attention went there for a split ...


Sun
23
Sitting before bed

Morning sit. A sort of continuation from yesterday with the line "Sentient Beings are numberless.." ringing in my head, its energy mergi ...


Sat
22
Sitting before bed

Zendo sit. It's funny how from time to time words and lines really hit home with an inexplicable power. Earlier this week one of my sangha friend ...


Fri
21
Sitting before bed - a bit later than I'd have liked after a lovely evening with my kids and a lot of errands but despite sleepiness there was a ...

Morning sit


Thu
20
Zendo sit. We talk a lot about suffering in Buddhism but it strikes me that while many people come to practice well aware that they are suffering ...

Morning zendo sit


Wed
19
Evening zendo sit.

Morning zendo sit. This moment encompassing all. Supremely still and porous it feels.


Tue
18
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Mon
17
 

Morning sit


Sun
16
Night time sitting. Still 'needing' to sit for longer than usual, not because there is anything wrong or because I'm sitting with anything difficu ...

Morning sitting - a quiet day so time, and I think a need, for some longer sitting.


Sat
15
I had fallen asleep on the sofa with my daughter (late night sitting on retreat catching up on me) but as soon as I got to my cushion I was wide a ...

Morning sit


Fri
14
Sitting before bed. Like a continuation of the retreat. I'd only set my timer for my usual 30 minutes as it was late although I suspected I might ...

Sitting on the last morning of retreat. I would have loved the retreat to have gone on for longer, especially since I joined it late. Ended as alw ...


Thu
13
The last full day of retreat


Wed
12
Second full day of my time on retreat. Again included time sitting after normal retreat hours


Tue
11
My first full day at the retreat. Plus services, samu, dharma talk etc. Now sitting with a different koan. This often seems to spark of something ...


Mon
10
Arrived at the retreat after my discharge from hospital as everyone else stopped sitting and was ready for bed. I instead when to the zendo for so ...

More sitting in my substitute zendo. I should be at my retreat by night time. :D

Allowed home overnight and to get my spare glasses. Very nice to be able to see again :) Some blocks of sitting during the evening and an hour si ...


Sun
09
More sitting in my substitute zendo (hospital assessment ward). :)

Not yet made it to my retreat due to a cycling accident. Hours spent sitting in the hospital waiting to be seen with nowhere to go and nothing to ...

A really helpful sit. A different perspective on my koan. I've really loved this one and it has been so helpful but I've not felt any urge to 'pas ...


Sat
08
Sitting before bed. Late and sleepy. My daughter has just returned from a trip away and I head off on retreat tomorrow. Good to have had a little ...

Short zendo sit before a collective pack up for a retreat starting tomorrow.


Fri
07
Short but powerful sit

Morning zendo sit.


Thu
06
Sitting with sangha.

Morning zendo sit and then later 10 minutes more while giving blood with the machine ticking rhythmically underneath me.


Wed
05
sitting before bed

Morning zendo sit. Sudden outbreak of shivering and then laughter just before the end


Tue
04
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Mon
03
Sitting before bed

Morning sit


Sun
02
Sitting before bed

Sitting with a friend

Still sitting with a lot of energy. Needing extra sitting time as it all builds and bubbles.


Sat
01
Sitting before bed

Needed the sitting time. Had only intended to sit for an hour but an hour in it didn't feel the right time to stop.