Buddhist Association of Canada     Cham Shan Temple              Updated Mar 2010
Buddhist Association of Canada          Cham Shan Templená       mó    fó            tuó南        無      佛             陀   ...
Buddhist Association of Canada   Four Spheres of Attention1. Attention to the Body – All forms, four   elements, six doors...
Buddhist Association of Canada       Two Modes of Meditation       “Samatha and Vipassana” Samatha – Serenity meditation ...
Buddhist Association of Canada              The Nature of            “Arts of Attention”1. Not to control the practice – H...
Buddhist Association of Canada      Three-Fold Strategy of Practice1.   Restraint of behaviors in order to harmonize     r...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Anger in Three Stratified Layers of the Mind•     Expressed      Restrain your behaviors...
Buddhist Association of CanadaAwareness of Daily ActivitiesThose who see worldly life as an  obstacle to Dharma see no  Dh...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Awareness of Daily Activities•    Train yourself to develop deepen and     continuous aw...
Buddhist Association of Canada      Life SatisfactionGratitude, optimism, zest, curi  osity, full attention to daily  acti...
Buddhist Association of Canada Questions and Comments 討論www.ChamShanTemple.orgwww.shengguangshi.blogspot.comShengguangShi@...
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  1. 1. Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple Updated Mar 2010
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Buddhist Association of Canada Four Spheres of Attention1. Attention to the Body – All forms, four elements, six doors, postures, movements.2. Attention to Feelings or Sensations – Pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, be aware of primary feeling vs. emotional experience.3. Attention to the Consciousness and Mind- States – Knowing of anything, moment-to- moment awareness, alertness, layers of cause and conditions, arising and passing away of each mind-states.4. Attention to the Mental Content – Register the “things” in the mind i.e. thoughts, ideas, concepts without commentary. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  4. 4. Buddhist Association of Canada Two Modes of Meditation “Samatha and Vipassana” Samatha – Serenity meditation uses techniques of fixing on a single object to produce one-pointedness; practice mantras, respiration or contemplation. Vipassana – Awareness meditation, paying close attention to predominant object with moment-to-moment awareness; lead to insight knowledge. Make appropriate adjustments of these two modes during meditation. Too tense during insight meditation, switch to serenity meditation. Too drowsy during serenity meditation, switch to insight meditation to invigorate the mind. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  5. 5. Buddhist Association of Canada The Nature of “Arts of Attention”1. Not to control the practice – Have a flowing receptivity to the experience without controlling it.2. Discipline in meditation is not to imposing your will to control the practice.3. Just follow the directions and persistently apply the instructions with sensitivity and alertness.4. Develop skills without controlling or interfering with the experience.5. Not to be reactive or judgmental by cultivating qualities of acceptance, empathy and let go.6. To be successful in self-managing your meditation practice, you need to study the “Three-Fold Strategy of Practice. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  6. 6. Buddhist Association of Canada Three-Fold Strategy of Practice1. Restraint of behaviors in order to harmonize relationships a. Five Precepts b. Ten Virtuous Actions c. Four Persuasion2. Recollectedness/full awareness for developing the meditative art of focusing a. Right Effort b. Right Mindfulness c. Right Concentration3. Discernment (ability to see the truth) and Insight a. All conditional things are impermanent, b. The physical world can’t bring lasting satisfaction. (Nirvana is peace.) c. All phenomena are without self (non-self) 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  7. 7. Buddhist Association of Canada Anger in Three Stratified Layers of the Mind• Expressed Restrain your behaviors in a situation where “anger” arises, thus not giving it a chance to be expressed.• Manifest As soon as “anger” surfaces in the mind as negative thoughts, use serenity meditation technique to calm the anger in the mind.• Dormant It is only through insight meditation where the ego- illusion is seen at its true source, as the notion of “me”, that the “anger” at the dormant level can be seen with the possibility of eradicating it at its source. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  8. 8. Buddhist Association of CanadaAwareness of Daily ActivitiesThose who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions.They have not discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma. - Eihei Dogen 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  9. 9. Buddhist Association of Canada Awareness of Daily Activities• Train yourself to develop deepen and continuous awareness on all activities.• Continuity arises through full attention to movements, actions, feelings or mind-states.• Daily activities: domestic chores, eating, cleaning, brushing teeth.• Establish the habit – requires perseverance.• Using a trigger as a reminder.• Observe and record without making judgments. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  10. 10. Buddhist Association of Canada Life SatisfactionGratitude, optimism, zest, curi osity, full attention to daily activities, and the ability to love and be loved are the characteristics that most closely relate to life satisfaction. Take one characteristic at a time and work on it. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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

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