7/365 (1/1 too)
Now, that's a winning combination!Originally Posted by Khalil Bodhi
Hey there Jigetsu ... might I be a late start at 1/365?
Have been greatly increasing my exercise lately, which has disrupted my zazen schedule. Trying to get things settled. Usually a night sitter but will probably have to switch to morning on some days.
Lurker check-in time. 15/365
Since I joined about two weeks ago I've sat daily. My surprise is that no matter how early I get up my three year old wants to come in round the 10 minute mark. :? Monkey mind is becoming more of a daily passenger than the driver and my sits are getting longer.
Any tips for doing zazen when traveling? I have a 2 week trip coming up and think I'm going to have to pay the bag fees so my zafu come with.
I lost count a long time ago!
I wouldn't worry about bringing my zafu unless I knew I would be getting ample alone-time for formal practice. Since I usually travel with family or friends, I try to get some practice in when I find a moment alone. I'll do this sitting upright on the edge of a chair.Originally Posted by richss
I am traveling solo for work. I will hopefully have a goodly amount of time in the AM to practice before meetings/conference sessions. I'm also going to do my first zazenkai one evening since I'll have the extra time.Originally Posted by Amelia
Oh, then by all means...Originally Posted by richss
Sadhu! (I don't yet know if there is a Zennie expression for this) Congratulations on your determination to the practice. All the best.Originally Posted by richss
I'm trying to follow that old rule that it takes 3-4 weeks of consistently doing something for it to become a habit.Originally Posted by Khalil Bodhi
1/1 (which is also 16/365 and all the other numbers too)
I haven't missed a day but my count may be off...22/365
Last edited by Khalil Bodhi; 06-14-2012 at 12:33 PM.
May all beings be happy! 23/365
May all beings be free from pain and sorrow! 24/365
It's the Universe. It's reality. I just sit, even when not sitting.
You guys inspire me.
Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock
Happy Fathers' Day! 25/365
Happy Monday! 26/365
53, I think. Got a little sloppy in my practice last week.
But here we are!
28/365...I think I missed a post somehow.
One cannot possibly miss a sit even though we might miss a sit. Thus, you should diligently and sincerely seek to sit each day, never missing a single sit.
Thus, we are challenged to keep sitting and make the sitting real in life, even as there is no "we" to challenge and the sitting is ever already sat!
Such is the "My Zazen Challenge" Koan
ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
Great koan, now can someone tell me what it means... Just kidding. Anyway, during today's sleeping sit the story of the man who preferred fake dragons to real one keep repeating itself in my head. Sometimes I wonder if I'm romanticizing zazen...Metta to all!
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Been a rough few weeks
Kaishin (Open Heart aka Matt)
Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.
I guess this zazen challenge is as good as any. Count me in. So far I'm 0/365.
I think I'm at something like 56/8/365.
Or maybe it's 1/1/10,000.
1/365 It was much needed. For some reason I woke up stressed out and angry...
30/365...good night everyone!
31/365...Good morning everyone!