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© 1995 Dharman Craig PressonAll Rights Reserved “Zen is not what you think!” -- anonymous Preface The purpose of this little book is to assure that all studentsunderstand the mechanics of Zen practice and the basic teachings ofBuddhism. Part 1: Practice Sitting, Breathing, Walking Seated meditation (J. zazen, Ch. The Sitting Posture (asana) There are several good postures for zazen: four cross-legged, onekneeling, and one using a straight chair or camp stool, as illustrated[Add illustrations of full lotus, half-lotus, sukhasana, Burmese, seiza,and chair sitting]. Breathing One may be given specific instructions by a teacher regarding theproper focus of awareness during zazen. Do not force or control the breath in any way. Walking (Kinhin) Walking meditation may be practiced between sessions of sitting.This relieves the legs of cramps and “pins and needles”, andallows one to begin the process of carrying one’s practice off thecushion and into daily activity. Part 2: Theory The Buddha The Dharma Related:  Buddhism and Buddhist schoolsspirituality

Buddha's World & Buddhism Hi Stumblers! Please see my spiritual newsletter My focus is not on rituals, symbolism or gods, but on the path that Buddhism points to and its vision on the nature of our every day "reality". Texts on the nature of the Buddhist path, texts on the nature of reality (see emptiness), karma, and texts on meditation. As the title suggests different Buddhist lineages are represented here. Of living teachers of Buddhism, material by Thich Nhat Hanh,the Dalai Lama has been included here, among many others. Katinka Hesselink

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Buddhist Geeks - Download free podcast episodes by Personal Life Media on iTunes. Mindfulness In Plain English A PDF preview from the 20th edition - Click Here Special Offer - 20% Off the latest edition / The 20th Anniversary Edition - eBook or paperback / See Below "Mindfulness in Plain English" has been on UrbanDharma.org a while now for free download, but the edition I posted years ago was the first edition and is now rather dated. Over the last few months I have been in contact with the publisher at Wisdom Publications about M.I.P.E... I think supporting both Wisdom Publications and Ven. " Wisdom Publications and UrbanDharma.org have joined forces to offer a 20% discount code - UDMIP- on the New Edition of "Mindfulness in Plain English" which can be applied to both the 'paperback and eBook' version at check out, on the Wisdom Publications website... Buy from Wisdom Publications and get a 20% discount - Click Here - Apply UDMIP at Check Out. Peace... A 41 page PDF Preview of "In the Buddha's Words / Click Here Special Offer - 20% Off - 'In the Buddha's Words' - eBook or paperback / See Below

Buddhism Vaults : Dalai Lama's Heart Sutra Talk, May 2001, SF Bay Area, California, Day 1 of 3. by Dave Evans Day 2Day 3 Introduction Today I was fortunate enough to sneak out of work for a few hours to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama began a lecture on the Heart Sutra. Please forgive my spelling, my crutch... er, spell checker is not working currently. Tickets for the three day class were $150. His Holiness started this morning talking about the diversity of religions and then even the diversity of views within buddhism. I want to point out that these are just my notes of H.H.' I missed some of the afternoon session, couldn't sneak out of work for the whole thing, but I'll summarize as much detail as I have. The shoreline stage was decorated with a large backdrop picture of the palace in Lhasa, with a small decorated throne like chair in front for the fourteenth Dalai Lama to sit on. He started his lecture in English. The majority of people, His Holiness believes, are not part of a faith religion currently. Why is there diversity between many religion's philosophical bases? Read Day 2Read Day 3

Ayurveda - Basis For Ayurvedic Philosophy Vata is a force conceptually made up of elements ether and air. The proportions of ether and air determine how active Vata is. The amount of ether (space) affects the ability of the air to gain momentum. If unrestricted, as in ocean, air can gain momentum and become forceful such as a hurricane. Vata means "wind, to move, flow, direct the processes of, or command." Vata governs breathing, blinking of the eyelids, movements in the muscles and tissues, pulsations in the heart, all expansion and contraction, the movements of cytoplasm and the cell membranes, and the movement of the single impulses in nerve cells. The effect of Vata on our body or microcosm is described in the table below. See Also: Characteristics of Vata Types Signs of Vata Dosha Imbalance General Tips on Health and Wellness For Vata Types A Food Plan to Balance Vata Dosha Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire. The effect of Pitta on our body or microcosm is shown in the table below.

Essentials of Buddhism - core concepts What Is Wabi-Sabi? The Japanese view of life embraced a simple aesthetic that grew stronger as inessentials were eliminatedand trimmed away. -architect Tadao Ando Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is underplayed and modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. Daisetz T. In Japan, there is a marked difference between a Thoreau-like wabibito (wabi person), who is free in his heart, and a makoto no hinjin, a more Dickensian character whose poor circumstances make him desperate and pitiful. The words wabi and sabi were not always linked, although they've been together for such a long time that many people (including D. Wabi stems from the root wa, which refers to harmony, peace, tranquillity, and balance. so you can see, and feel, them all.

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