Posted by: Upāsaka | 01/28/2018

Training Routine

With my shingles outbreak comfortably behind me I want to take up a routine of physical exercise and endurance conditioning again to be better able to serve the Dhamma and other beings. In other words, by being able to bear with discomfort and difficulties and to decrease my chances of illness, I want to resume aregien of exercise and fasting. My plan (which is always subject to change) is as follows:

  • Eat one meal a day (vegan as always).
  • Take only cold showers.
  • 108 prostrations, sit-ups and push-ups
  • 108 minutes of seated meditation
  • Use weight vest while at work.

Looks simple but, from past experience, I know it will be difficult for me. Often enough I end up losing the thread completely when I get sick so I’ll try to be aware of where I slip up and go easy on myself when I’m feeling under the weather so I can quickly take up the routine again.

May I use this body as a vehicle to ferry myself and others to the Deathless.


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