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Lazy Day...Enjoy

posted Dec 29, 2012, 11:56 AM by Five Stones

There will be no shared practice on December 31, New Years Eve.    Please enjoy your many gifts, and remember to come back to your breathing, your true home, which is here in the present moment, wherever you may be.   Regular practice will continue next Monday, January 7th, at 5:30 PM, with the Five Mindfulness Trainings.

--Br Ken


A Lazy Day is a day for us to be truly with the day without any schedule activities. We just let the day unfold naturally, timelessly. It is a day in which we can practice as we like. We may do walking meditation on our own or with a friend or do sitting meditation in the forest. We might like to read lightly or write home to our family or to a friend.

It can be a day for us to look deeper at our practice and at our relations with others. We may learn a lot about how we have been practicing. We may recognize what to do or not to do in order to bring more harmony into our practice. Sometimes, we may force ourselves too much in the practice, creating disharmony within and around us. On this day, we have a chance to balance ourselves. We may recognize that we may simply need to rest or that we should practice more diligently. A Lazy Day is a gift for us and the Sangha to enjoy, in our own time and space. It is a very quiet day for everyone.

...from the Plum Village website.