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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: 1 mins
This session was part of a meditation evening at a local Buddhist center. They often start with a session of walking around 10-15 minutes in a slow circle around the room. Noticing my mind was wandering a little as continued to walk I started to keep a count with “1”, “2”, … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I was downstairs at 6am again which is my preferred time. I may move this back a few minutes as the day breaks earlier over the summer. I slowly read for 25 minutes and had a coffee. As usual, I went into the room the set up the cushions and put some essential oil in the diffuser. […] Sitting … 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: 3 mins
This morning I got downstairs around 6:15am and read for a short time while having a coffee. The house was quiet again, and I set up my cushions and added a little essential oil to the diffuser and lit the candle. On sitting down, I found that I was quite fidgety, and struggled to find a comfortable … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 3 mins
I was downstairs today about 6am which gave me the time to read for 20 minutes and have a coffee. I thought I would try to look again at dullness, as recommended in stage 3. The thought occurred that as it was a weekend, and very quiet it may be quite likely to show up again today. I came into the … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
Again this morning I was slightly later than I would have liked, partially again due to odd sleeping arrangements last night. I came downstairs alone as this was the weekend and had a quick coffee and read a little of “The Mind Illuminated”. Around 15 minutes later, I went into my … Read More →
Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins
I was slightly later than I would have liked, partially due to odd sleeping arrangements last night. When I got the chance I snuck off into my office, laid out the cushions and set up the essential oil diffuser. […] As I sat this morning I felt my posture was a little more comfortable than … Read More →