Humble request 🙏Dear, foreigners Before you travel please get some knowledge about Nepal and it's religious value of Buddhism
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Grand Rising☀️, Attachment is the source of all suffering. We attach ourselves to frivolous opinions and thoughts. So much so that we have no room for alternative ideas and ultimately the Truth. This is not to say you should not have a belief system that frames out your values and conduct.... Just suggesting that you should be open to ideas that rise above or fall below your current stream of thoughts.
Giant prayer beads group chanting at Nembutsu Festival, Zojoji
This was fun and I think it's a unique practice within Japanese Pure Land Buddhism or Jodo-shu. Amitābha's name is recited as the beads are rotated. In Japanese pronunciation "Namu Amida Bu" or "Namu Amida Butsu." It was also a bit of a workout!
Very grateful to the monks and staff for hosting this event.
It was a wonderful experience and fantastic opportunity to partake and learn about Japanese Nembutsu and make friends in the process.
One year ago today another milestone on my path was reached. My dear Dharma brother Matthias and me got ordained into the Zen Buddhist "Order of Interbeing" ("Tiep Hien" in Vietnamese) at the "European Institute of Applied Buddhism" near Cologne in Germany. I received the name "True Root of Virtue". The Order was founded by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in Saigon in 1966 and is a community of both ordained and lay members (like us) who are committed to live according to the "Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings" that are based upon the Bodhisattva teachings of Mahayana Buddhism in the Linji tradition of meditative practice. The Order was founded during the Vietnam war and emphasis the continuous practice of mindfulness, ethical behavior and compassionate action. I am deeply grateful for our mentor Annette Saager, a Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition and an amazing woman, for accompanying and guiding us through our two years as aspirants.
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“Those who follow Tao are fond of pointing out the wisdom of animals. When they see a cat sitting motionless in the sun or a turtle who stretches her head upward in a still pose, they say that these animals are meditating. They know how to be still and conserve their internal energy. They do not dissipate themselves in useless activity but instead withdraw into themselves to recharge.
It is only people who label meditation as some sort of odd religious activity. This is not the actual case. Something like meditation happens when we sleep, or when we are absorbed in reading a book, or when we “daydream” and become so lost in a thought or an image that we do not notice what is going on around us.
On his last visit to Dzogchen Beara in 2017, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche said: "In the Middle Ages many monasteries in Europe came to Ireland as a sanctuary, so in that way I think this place really is a sanctuary for the teachings of the Buddha and for peace, for spiritual communities to be able to live in harmony with each other”. West Cork is a sacred place and so a natural home for this ancient wisdom tradition, and Ireland’s first Buddhist temple, and we pray that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoches’s words come true.
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📿 Monday Meditation
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go." - Herman Hesse
The back of the card reads: Letting go simply means allowing things to be as they are without constantly struggling to control or resist an outcome or continually reminding yourself of an unhappy past event or negative emotion.
What are you holding on to that is causing you pain or holding you back? What is something you cannot let go?
We all have these things. Letting them go does not mean forgetting them or even negating them. It simply means accepting them. Accept things as they are, as they were, and how they may come to be. Accept yourself in the now for this moment is all we have.
Once you have accepted things, instead of trying to change or control them, you can let them go so they no longer have a hold on you.
Exercise recommended by this card:
Reflection - Have you ever felt heaviness or unhappiness caused by replaying past events in your mind?
Action: Make a conscious choice to embrace and transform these memories in the past into a powerful lesson. Let go of the memories and learn the lesson.
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) is not a typical Buddhist temple, it’s a contemporary art-object! The temple was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist. The structure of temple is full of symbols. For example, the main building at the white temple is reached by crossing a bridge over a small lake. In front of the bridge there are hundreds of hands that symbolize humans’ desire. The bridge proclaims that the way to happiness is by foregoing temptation, greed, and passions... Nowadays the temple is not finished, some of its parts are still under construction. But it doesn’t matter - even the work is not completed, this creation of art is absolutely stunning! ❤️ Absolutely must-see!
Белый Храм в городе Чианг Рай- это не просто храм, это объект современного искусства! Храм был создан тайским художником по имени Чалермчай Коситпипат. Структура храма имеет символическое значение: например, путь в главное здание идёт по мосту, окружённом «морем» рук, символизирующих человеческое желание. Это означает, что путь к гармонии и счастью лежит через вожделение, страсти и страдание... Храм до сих пор не закончен, но это и неважно, поскольку впечатление он производит невероятное! Это надо видеть😎
There is something about Buddhism and a country of Buddhist people that really moved me. I feel a silent “namaste” with every greeting, thank you and pardon me. Everyone seems to acknowledge each other and respect the God they see in each other. We are one energetic phenomenon. I even felt compelled to pray and meditate here with this amazing representation of Buddha. 🙏🏽🧘🏽♂️👁💫 .
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[2/2] Mulai jalan dan membagikan makanan
Pada pukul 22.00, perjalanan dimulai dengan membagi 3 kelompok.
Kelompok 1 dengan rute Mutiara Gading s.d Setu.
Kelompok 2 & 3 dengan rute Bekasi Timur s.d Pasar Lama (Proyek)
Setelah selesai, semua menuju titik kumpul akhir yaitu GOR Chandrabaga Bekasi.
Before he attained enlightenment and became the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautam had tried many paths to attain moksha or salvation. On the advice of some ascetics, Siddhartha starved himself to the point of eating a few sesame seeds a day. He lost so much weight that his cheeks sunk, body became skeletal and he could touch his backbone through his belly. When he was near death, a young girl called Sujata offered him kheer(porridge) and brought an end to six years of harsh, self imposed asceticism.
Buddha declared that going to the extreme of asceticism was not the right way and gave the doctrine of the "Middle Path" which advocates a life of moderation.
The sketch is inspired by a rare sculpture of the Emaciated Buddha in the Gandhara style. This school of sculpture developed in North Western India (present day Pakistan) during the reign of the Kushana dynasty. It is an amalgamation of Indian and Greco-Roman styles of sculpting mainly Buddhist religious figures.