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Secrets of the lotus; studies in Buddhist meditation.

Donald K. Swearer

Secrets of the lotus; studies in Buddhist meditation.

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meditation -- Buddhism,
  • Meditation -- Zen Buddhism,
  • Buddhism -- Doctrines,
  • Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 236-237.

    StatementEdited by Donald K. Swearer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1478.6 .S93
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 242 p.
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5221388M
    LC Control Number75150068

    In a literal sense, the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism represents rebirth as a reincarnation, such as in the Buddhist religion, when a soul leaves this world in its present form to be reborn in another. Chapter 2: Frequently Asked Questions about Mindfulness Meditation It is very imperative to understand the basic differences between meditation and mindfulness. Although there is now a resurgence of interest in Christian meditation, from the Centering Prayer movement in the United States to the World Community for Christian Meditationto Quaker methods and the practices of other Christian denominations, there is still far less on the Christian shelves compared to the Eastern shelves for the 21st-century American shopping at Borders. This method works well because the lotus can survive for many, many years. It might seem that very little is going on other than the daily ritual of practice but subtle things are happening that you will not begin to understand or appreciate for some time.

    While the second jhana may be characterized by samadhi-ji, "born of concentration," the first jhana sets in quite naturally as a result of sense-restraint, [68] while the third and fourth jhana are characterized by mindfulness and equanimity. To get you started, below is an overview. Purposeful meditation results in greater intimacy with your body and inner working of your mind, which is considered the gateway to your peace of mind. Blending ethnography, analysis, and Buddhist texts related to this mimetic reenactment of the night of the Buddha's enlightenment, he demonstrates that the image becomes the Buddha's surrogate by being invested with the Buddha's story and charged with the extraordinary power of Buddhahood.

    Please visit her website at www. While many things in life are beyond our control, it is always possible to take responsibility for our own state of mind and put in efforts to change them towards betterment. Unless we keep our mind free from clutter of worries, we may face mental discomfort leading to stress. The later tradition took those descriptions too literally, linking them to cosmology and understanding them as "living with Brahman" by rebirth in the Brahma-world. However, it is not possible given the fact that we live in an opportunistic world.


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Secrets of the lotus; studies in Buddhist meditation. book

What are the best practices?

The Meditation Of The Lotus Sutra

Blending ethnography, analysis, and Buddhist texts related to this mimetic reenactment of the night of the Buddha's enlightenment, he demonstrates that the image becomes the Buddha's surrogate by being invested with the Buddha's story and charged with the extraordinary power of Buddhahood.

I also paid a karmic debt that was clearly owed to these beings. It is important that we cheerfully pay the karmic debts we owe to others. At times, you would have noticed that after eating an energy bar or a snack by taking a couple of bites, you would see that nothing is left except the empty packet.

I spent almost one hour with this group and it was simple dreadful. Carisa teaches public classes, delivers online courses, and also has her own private practice where she helps others to awaken to the heart within and the wondrous body that delivers the truth of it all. The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book.

Gradually your life condition is being elevated into higher realms until those states become your "home base. One senior leader decided that she disliked me and took every available opportunity of letting me know about it.

To this day I am not sure what black deeds they concluded we were engaged in, but none of them believed that you could survive by simply giving. It also relates to remembering the teachings of the Buddha and knowing how these teachings relate to one's experiences. But his experience must have been of such a nature that it could bear the interpretation "achieving immortality".

The practice of mindfulness has come a long way from the Buddhist traditions of Yoga, chanting, qigong, tai-chi and centering practice. In the Mahasaccaka Sutta, dhyana is followed by insight into the four noble truths. Bio Book Your Event Today Please fill out the form below and a memeber of our team will reach out to you with more information.

Initially you will have thoughts that you are unable to control and concentrate, but once you focus on your awareness it becomes easier to find peace. It prepares you for meeting even the dreaded worst in your life with newfound courage.

Sabra is an advocate for health and wellness and believes in the power of mindfulness and taking advantage of the present. They practiced this for effectively recalling the large texts by presenting themselves in a zone of clarity, free from any distractions. It is necessary to look after our mind so that we can be productive and to create such an atmosphere we have to live in the present moment.

Most common meditative postures are supine, sitting and standing. Purposeful meditation results in greater intimacy with your body and inner working of your mind, which is considered the gateway to your peace of mind. On three different occasions I was asked to speak briefly to the community and this individual sat in the front of the audience and literally would not let me speak.

Tim is the owner of The Lotus. The second one represents an emergence of meditative consciousness. You are not disheartened as you begin your journey towards the surface. Sense restraint means controlling the response to sensual perceptions, not giving in to lust and aversion but simply noticing the objects of perception as they appear.

Anapanasati mindfulness of breathing [ edit ] Main articles: Anapanasati and Anapanasati Sutta Anapanasati, mindfulness of breathing, is a core meditation practice in Theravada, Tiantai and Chan traditions of Buddhism as well as a part of many mindfulness programs.Despite the varieties of impressions, interpretation and opinion expressed by translators, the meditation technique described by The Secret of the Golden Flower is a straightforward, silent method; the book's description of meditation has been characterized as "Zen with details".

The meditation technique, set forth in poetic language, reduces. "Introduction: Issues and Themes in International Buddhist Studies," in The State of Buddhist Studies in the World,eds.

Donald K. Swearer and Somparn Promta. Bangkok: Center for Buddhist Studies, Chulalongkorn University, pp.

Buddhist meditation

Viii-xxv. "Buddhadasa," in Encyclopedia of Monasticism, ed. William M. Johnston and Claire Rankin. Since its appearance in China in the third century, The Lotus Sutra has been regarded as one of the most illustrious scriptures in the Mahayana Buddhist canon.

The object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, Japan, and other parts of the world, it has had a profound impact on the great works of Japanese and Chinese literature, attracting/5.

Dec 02,  · He is a founder of the International Buddhist Congregation with headquarters in Tokyo, a part of the much larger Rissho Kosei-kai lay Buddhist organization. He is the translator from Chinese into English of The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic.

His most recently published book is The Stories of the Lotus Sutra/5(2). Dec 10,  · 10 Books on the Interpretation and Practice of the Lotus Sutra Understanding the Lotus Sutra can be an uphill task for beginners who wish to discover the hidden wisdom of the Lotus Sutra.

To make the understanding of the Lotus Sutra, there are books. The Relationship Between Mind And Meditation The metaphor of the mirror, often referred to in Ch’an, is most suitable here in pointing out the most salient aspects of meditation as practiced in this tradition.

The mirror-mind does not respond at all, and it is by this lack of agitation that all things are clearly known.

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