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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: 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
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: 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
I started slightly after my preferred time. This was due to waking fifteen minutes later than normal and then getting involved with getting the children ready. I set up the essential oil and got ready on the cushion for my preparations […] Having got set up I soon noticed that my nose was … Read More →
Type: Walking
Read Time: 2 mins
I started out with the intention to maintain awareness on the soles of my feet as I walked. I had planned a pleasant route, about 15 minutes long with a steep hill in the middle which would take around five minutes of that. I set out at a fairly normal pace, just a little slower than my usual … Read More →