18 Oct. My first uposatha.

Last night - 30 minutes: 20 minutes of mantra followed by 10 minutes of shikantaza. I had to work hard to fight off the drowsiness. This morning, the same routine, however I was much more rested. More mindful. It was a better sitting. I think that my anapanasati practice slowly evolves into shikantaza. I find … Continue reading 18 Oct. My first uposatha.

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8 Oct. Stress and worry, and the wisdom of the body.

Friday night - not even 10 minutes of mantra meditation. Exhausted. Drowsy. Saturday morning, an hour: 40 minutes of mantra followed by 20 minutes of mindfulness of breath. Not enough sleep. Racing thoughts, but also quite a few moments of total silence. Hard work. A lot of nonsensical thoughts created by the tired mind. No point … Continue reading 8 Oct. Stress and worry, and the wisdom of the body.