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    • Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple Updated Mar 2010
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Templená mó fó tuó南 無 佛 陀 Namo Buddhaná mó dá mó南 無 達 摩 Namo Dharmaná mó sēng qié南 無 僧 伽 Namo Sangha Updated Mar 2010
    • Buddhist Association of Canada The Meditative Art of Attention1. An art brings clarity and an intelligence that sees the “true nature of things”.2. This is a common practice in all Buddhist schools.3. What is the fundamental teaching in Buddhism?4. Most people tend to functions in a rather inattentive, unfocused way. Do you?5. “Bare” attention is to simply register the predominant object in one’s experience as it arises without preference or interference, as a witness. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada An Orientation to Six Sense Doors Passive and Active Attention A strategy of being fully aware of all your activities through a conscious orientation to the five senses and the sixth sense. The practice is to be consciously attentive at the predominant door. Being on guard at the eye-door allows you to notice the effects of the contact between the eye and the visible objects. By being attentive “Presence of Mind” is developed. Bare attention is just registering what is happening in a receptive state of mind without reaction. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Exercise in Orientating to a Sense-Door1. Where is your attention?2. What sense impression is predominant now?3. Is it the eye-door as you are viewing the page, the ear-door attracted by sounds or the touch sensations of the body’s contact on the chair your are sitting on?4. “The Present Moment” is the time to establish the habit of being consciously present at a sense door and notice what is happening during a sense impression.5. Choose a sense-door and be attentive.6. What feeling is present? Is it pleasant, unpleasant or neutral?7. What thoughts are associated with it? Do you notice of any changes? 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Buddha’s InstructionBahiya made a long journey to visit the Buddha at Savatti and reached the monastery just as the Buddha was about to go on the daily alms-round. Bahiya, asked the Buddha three times to teach him the Dharma Before the Buddha agreed to teach at such an inopportune time.The Buddha then gave these brief instructions: “Bahiya, you should train yourself in this way. With the seen, there will be just the seen, with the heard, there will be just the heard; with the sensed (touched, tasted, smelt) there will be just the sensed; with the cognized, there will be just the cognized.” 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Dependent Origination1. Ignorance as a condition volitional actions arises2. Volitional Actions as a condition consciousness arises3. Consciousness as a condition mentality/ materiality arises4. Mentality/Materiality as a condition the six sense bases arise5. The Six Sense Bases as a condition contact (sense impressions) arise6. Sense Impressions as a condition feeling arise7. Feelings as a condition grasping and clinging arises8. Grasping and clinging as a condition attachment arises9. Attachment as a condition Becoming arises10. Becoming as a condition Birth arises11. Birth as a condition old age and death arises12. Old age and death as a condition ignorance arises 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Technique of Mental Noting A useful device to support meditative attention is naming the various objects during the observation of your own mind and body. Noting is done by repeatedly making a mental note of what ever arises in your body/mind experience. When hearing, say I am hearing in your mind. When angry, say I am angry in my mind. Mental noting can be combined with the practice of orientating to your sense impressions. Be careful not analyse what is being ovserved, just register or note it without reaction. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada Questions and Comments 討論www.ChamShanTemple.orgwww.shengguangshi.blogspot.comShengguangShi@hotmail.comShengguang Shi 釋聖光Tom Cheung 張相棠Kam Cheung 張仁勤Dennis A. Yap 葉普智 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
    • Buddhist Association of Canada回向 yuàn xiāo zhàng zhū fán năo s ā nParinamana (Transfer of Merit) 願消三障諸煩惱 We wish to rid ourselves of the three hindrances and all klesas. yuàn dé zhì huì zhēn míng l ĭ a o 願得智慧 真 明了 We wish to gain wisdom and real understanding. pŭ yuàn zuì zhàng xī chú x i ā o 普願罪障悉消除 We wish all sinful hindrances to be totally eradicated. shì shì cháng xíng pú sà dào 世世常行菩薩道 In one life after another we always follow Bodhisattvas’ paths. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada