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Filtering on tag: relaxed-energy

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: 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: 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: 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
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: 2 mins
I started by adding a little essential oil to a diffuser and sitting down on a pair of small cushions in my office. I adjusted my crossed legs a couple of times to find a comfortable spot. I’m beginning to move more towards a lotus position, but it may be some time before I reach it! … Read More →