I find myself in a different place mentally. I understand that life is our practice, yet I am craving more practice in daily life if that makes any sort of sense. I currently sit twice a day--morning and evening, as well as once weekly with a group and participate in a once monthly zazenkai with the local group. I consider the time I dedicate to helping out the kids as a scout leader my samu work (10 + hours a week during the school year, plus some summer time for camps, etc :shock: ) and really don' have the time nor the energy to dedicate more time to outside volunteering.

I would love to hear about the little "moments of Zen" that other sangha members work into their days. While I want to dedicate more time to practice, I must be realistic about where it fits into daily life, and little moments is what realistically fits in!