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Did you meditate?

I did.

Sometimes we need to say we did. You may talk about it.
For example my meditation today was short.

Shoshinkando

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  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I meditated lying down... wicked of me I know, but I felt the need and I wasn’t ready to make it to my meditation cushion. It was a short but pleasant meditation though.

    BunksShoshinkando
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Yes, short but sweet. Had the kids with me and the usual early start meant I couldn't sit until last night.

    ShoshinBuddhadragon
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Did you meditate?

    No...This morning as usual I just sat on the cushion and meditation did me...(gave me a good going over :) )

    It's interesting in that it can 'happen' any where any time, no special time, no special equipment needed ( have mind will travel being the one-stop- meditation shop) but often we're in a habit of paying this ever-present opportunity 'no mind'....( which would be excellent if we really did pay/spend some time with "no mind" ...go figure ;) )

    Hmm...from what i gather... all we really need to do is mind how we go as we go about our morning/day/evening/night....

    Mind you ....It can be harder than one thinks :)

    kandoBuddhadragon
  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    I've been meditating in a chair for some time because my bum knees make it hard to get down on a cushion. Last week I got fed up with that and made a tall seiza bench to use instead. Works great! Meditation much improved. Yes, I meditated, and I'm going to do it again, no matter how much the slobbering dogs try to prevent me from doing so!

    BunksShoshinkando
  • DimmesdaleDimmesdale Illinois New

    I don't really meditate in a formal way, but a lot of my time I try to keep quiet and, sometimes, I have an experience of awareness or being. Rare in my case, but I had one last night....

    ShoshinkandoBunks
  • Thanks everyone for sharing.
    I will now meditate.
    It will be most excellent. B)

    Bunks
  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    Just about to, yoga first as it limbers up the legs :)

    Bunks
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I didn’t meditate this morning, I had things to do, but I may take time out to meditate this afternoon.

  • @Shoshin said:
    No...This morning as usual I just sat on the cushion and meditation did me...(gave me a good going over :) )

    Tee Hee.

    Good point, just as the attentive awareness can be mindful of itself ...

    I may give up meditating altogether but just sit on a cushion as usual ...
    https://www.kirkville.com/just-sitting-the-zen-practice-of-shikantaza/

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    maybe zen is for me.maybe built a personal zen vocabulary.such as just sit,just be,just do.

    this is what shoshin may elude to,everyday life. is do and be,is it that simple?

    lobsterkando
  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    Shikantaza is more or less what I do, didn't know it had a name! I love the simple, just living and being way, but have noticed that as soon as you try to describe simplicity it gets complicated! 😁

  • It's a comfort to establish a routine alone, no matter how modest.

    Exactly so.

    It is the formality of a routine that manifests our orientation.
    For example this morning after sitting, I chatted chanted to Avalokiteśvara which Canon cameras are named after (Kanon)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalokiteśvara


    OM MANI PEME CLICK

    You could not make this stuff up ... or then again ...

  • I meditate in the middle of the day (I am currently working from home) and late at night as I sometimes have trouble sleeping. I try to take Refuge and recite the Precepts every other day, switching between English and Pali. This past week, little kernels began showing up on my zabuton every time I plonked it down in the living room. Huh? A mystery. Then, oh yeah. My cushion is stuffed with buckwheat. I unzipped and there was a tear, a buckwheat leak! So I did some sewing meditation for the first time in years. Back to the cushion.

    kandoBuddhadragonHozan
  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    I <3 my zafu, it's just the right height and feels like I am balanced on a mushroom, like the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland :)

    Kundo
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @kando said:
    I <3 my zafu, it's just the right height and feels like I am balanced on a mushroom, like the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland :)

    Now that's an image I can't un-see...! :D

    Kundo
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