The first day went just fine. I had thrown my back out last week and was considering joining in a little later. But it’s been feeling better so I went ahead. Actually, I think the sitting posture helped. Then, last night my daughter wanted to be picked up and carried to bed (she’s 8). I…
Category: 100 Hours Zazen
Several groups use this tool designed to help the practitioner establish a regular practice. Commit to sit for one hour each day for one hundred days. One hundred days – one hundred hours.
Tricycle Big Sit
Tricycle Magazine’s 90-day Zen Meditation Challenge begins today. Some of you may remember last year’s Commit to Sit Challenge. The idea is to join together with a community of people who all commit to beginning a sitting practice. (more soon)
Tricycle’s Change Your Mind Day
Change Your Mind Day | Tricycle Change Your Mind Day 2008 will be held on June 7th, the first Saturday in June, on tricycle.com. Please send us news of your own Change Your Mind Day! In 1993 Tricycle created Change Your Mind Day, an afternoon of free meditation instruction, as a way of introducing the…
Crash and Burn
I just didn’t make it this time. Life got in the way. Of course I let it. We traveled to China to adopt our son. I vainly thought I could maintain my sitting practice, but alas I didn’t even make through the first week of the trip. I beat myself up over this for some…
It all goes away; the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. When it goes, what remains?
No really. I just can’t keep count anymore. I sit everyday and at some point I’ll figure out which day it is. Every day.
So why Zazen anyway? Thats is a very good question. I don’t really know why I do it. Sure, a big reason is that I want enlightenment. I don’t know what that is, but I want it. Which I guess means I don’t know what it is I want. Which comes back around to not…
A new habit is born. Smack that puppy on the backside and welcome to the world. Well, we’ll see. I made it to day 50-something last time. Old habits – especially lazy habits – don’t die so easily. New ones must be nurtured. But that isn’t really the point. Sit every day – except when…
One more day and a habit is born. Isn’t that what they say? I’m starting to settle into a little – late nights notwithstanding. Just keep pluggin’ along. Bow, sit, get up, keep going.
I managed to sit somewhat earlier last night. It really is easier to sit when you’re not fighting to stay awake. I was a little calmer too, though I don’t know why.