Journal Entries


Filtering on posture: tall-chair

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 1 mins
Following the previous two sessions (links below) we had a final session of mindful breathing. This is after a tea break and it starts with a few general questions. Part of this discussion talked about the balance and finding the right attention if you are sleepy or too alert. Given this is exactly … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This was the main session at a local Buddhist meditation evening. Today was mindfulness of breath. This session followed immediately after the walking meditation. I felt relaxed as I set up my chair. On sitting we did a body scan, noting points of contact and drifting through the body. I settled in … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
As the rest of my family had one by one fallen asleep, I had the chance to meditate. I was hoping to do the same afterward! We were still on our holiday I went into the bedroom, and set up on the stool at the foot of the bed and tried to stay away to do the preparations. […] I was very tired … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
We woke up on our family weekend away. It was a broken night as the children woke up a few times. After some quick toast and coffee, the chance to sneak off presented itself. It was just after seven am, I had a choice between doing the session now, with noisy children in the background, or waiting … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the second part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness. As the second half of the class began we had a few words on meditation while seated before … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
The meditation was the first part of a local evening class at a Buddhist center. I’ve not been since the Metta Bhavana Session session a couple of weeks back due to work commitments and illness. It was good to be back this week and the session was awareness of breath. (It alternates between … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
This morning again I had to wait until 8:30am to start so the children had left for school. […] I was starting again a little later than planned. I probably could have snuck past the kids this morning to start early, but I missed my chance and fell back to sleep after my alarm. This had … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
This morning I waited until 8am to start so the children had left for school. I’d awoke very tired by the children and the chance to start didn’t present itself until they left for school. It was a really nice day here, so I decided to sit on a tall chair at the table where it is … Read More →