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Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 4 mins
This was the second session of my two planned hour long sessions this weekend. This time I was starting in the morning slot I prefer where the focus is better. I’d also had a good nights sleep and although a little tired still, I felt that this would wear off a little as the session went on. I … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I got out of bed a few minutes before 6am and came down to get a coffee. Being up early gave me time to read into stage 4 a bit further. I found that as suspected I was working within this stage on my more stable sessions. Reading on it suggested that the practice of checking should become … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I started at 7:25 this morning, which although about an hour later than I might have liked, I was still happy to be back on the morning slot. I set out the cushions and lit a candle for the essential oil and settled in. […] I noticed even during the preparations that my attention was good … 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: 1 mins
As I was leaving early for work today I started early. After a very quick shower and a small coffee, I sat down quickly and started to go through the preparations from “The Mind Illuminated”. I got comfortable on the cushion and also had some essential oils in a heater. I had similar … Read More →