I'm just back in the UK from my week at the Zen Mountain Monastery, living the monastic schedule for a week. 'What do you do if you have a bad cold?' I asked before the final evening and early morning sitting sessions, hoping to be excused. Let the snot run down your face unwiped, so as not to disturb the stillness, I was told, and cover your mouth if you sneeze. I appreciated how many others had also risen at 4.20 in the morning to sit, despite heavy colds.
That cold, and moving up to my new home and office in Hull early in the morning, keeps me from a long posting but I thought I waould post this link, to the pages of Brother David Steindl-Rast:
Brother David Steindl-Rast's video page.
Brother David's a Catholic monk, and you'll see from the links on his page substantial engagement with Buddhism. I came to know him back in 1994, when for a while we were neighbours (he the resident at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He's delightful company, and you should find a lot of gentle wisdom here.