One of the most important aspects of any meditation program (or any training program really) is daily or at least regular practice. One of my hopes for this site is that it become a place in cyberspace where people can come to practice together.
Many have set up websites or blogs to allow people to support one another in their practice. Several reference the Tricycle Magazine Commit to Sit program: Commit to sit « Bad Buddha, Southern Palm Zen Group Blog: Commit to Sit, Meanderings of Gentle Gull: Commit to Sit, Volusia Buddhist Fellowship, COMMIT TO SIT by Vladimir Torres, So Many Other Dreams…: Commit to Sit.
Others around the 100 days, 100 hours model. Sites like: 100 Zazen Days, 108 Days and 100 Days. The three mentioned are no longer active. My plan is to follow this ‘model’ if you will. I am going to sit Zazen one hour each day for 100 days. Anyone who wants to join me can. Comment this post or any post in this series to let me know.
I guess that’s my answer to the question I posed earlier: Why “I’m doing it online”?
Join me. Let’s do this together. When the first 100 days is over, I’ll start again. The idea is after all to develop a daily practice, not succeed at a sitting marathon. 100 days is just something to focus on, not an endpoint.