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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   ...
Buddhist Association of CanadaBuddhist Practice and Cultivation 1 Take refuge in the Three Treasures of the   Buddha, Dhar...
Buddhist Association of Canada     Five Jhana Stages1. Bringing the mind to the object   (arousing, applying)2. Keeping th...
Buddhist Association of Canada The First Basic Meditation: The 1st stage of bliss that comes  from metta, detachment and ...
Buddhist Association of Canada The First Basic Meditation: The first two steps are cognitive  states of mind whereas the ...
Buddhist Association of Canada加拿大佛教會                           © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
Buddhist Association of CanadaThree Types of Concentration withMetta Bhavana1. Parikamma Samadhi –   Preliminary Concentra...
Buddhist Association of Canada             BhavanaBhāvanā literally means "development"or   "cultivating"or "producing" in...
Buddhist Association of Canada                                 Bhavana   citta-bhāvanā, translated as "development of con...
Buddhist Association of Canada  Parikamma Samadhi Parikamma Bhavana is the stage of  doing the preliminary exercises. Som...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Upacara Samadhi When you are very close to the object  as if you are very often about t...
Buddhist Association of Canada     Appana Samadhi You merge with the object into one. Achieve a special form of  conscio...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Factors in Developing       Concentration1. Mindfulness –    It brings the mind to the ...
Buddhist Association of Canada         Satipatthana MeditationAccording to Abhidharmakosa              , there are four ty...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Factors in Developing       Concentration2. Detachment    Right concentration is referr...
Buddhist Association of Canada    Factors in Developing       Concentration3. Patience     Patience is the opposite of an...
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 CanadaPresentation Schedule1. October 29 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation   Pr...
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 CanadaBuddhist Practice and Cultivation 1 Take refuge in the Three Treasures of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. 皈依佛法僧(三寶) 2 Earnestly cultivate the Three Perfections of Morality, Calmness, and Wisdom. 勤修戒定慧(三學) 3 Shed the Three Poisons of Greed, Anger and Delusion. 息滅貪瞋癡(三毒) 4 Purify the Three Karmas of Action, Speech and Thought. 清淨身口意(三業) 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  4. 4. Buddhist Association of Canada Five Jhana Stages1. Bringing the mind to the object (arousing, applying)2. Keeping the mind with the object (sustaining stretching, visualization)3. Finding and having interest in the object (Joy)4. Being happy and content with the object (Happiness)5. Unifying the mind with the object (fixing, one-pointedness) 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  5. 5. Buddhist Association of Canada The First Basic Meditation: The 1st stage of bliss that comes from metta, detachment and freedom from emotional distress (klesas) - This emotional distress includes evil desires (origination, karmic causes) and evil states or conditions (sufferings, retributions), becoming positive view and actions. The 1st stage of bliss also comes from appreciation, equanimity, wisdom… 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  6. 6. Buddhist Association of Canada The First Basic Meditation: The first two steps are cognitive states of mind whereas the second two are affective and intuitive. Each state of mind is more sublime than the preceding state. The affective states of mind are subtler than the cognitive states, with contentment being subtler than rejoicing. Only the single mind (one-pointed mind) is in the state of complete concentration. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
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  8. 8. Buddhist Association of CanadaThree Types of Concentration withMetta Bhavana1. Parikamma Samadhi – Preliminary Concentration2. Upacara Samdhi – Access Concentration3. Appana Samadhi – Fixed Concentration 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  9. 9. Buddhist Association of Canada BhavanaBhāvanā literally means "development"or "cultivating"or "producing" in the sense of "calling into existence." It is an important concept in Buddhist praxis (Patipatti). The word bhavana normally appears in conjunction with another word forming a compound phrase such as citta-bhavana (the cultivation of the heart/mind) or metta-bhavana (the cultivation of lovingkindness). When used on its own bhavana signifies spiritual cultivation generally. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  10. 10. Buddhist Association of Canada Bhavana citta-bhāvanā, translated as "development of consciousness." kāya-bhāvanā, translated as "development of body." mettā-bhāvanā, translated as the "cultivation of loving-kindness.“ paññā-bhāvanā, translated as "development of wisdom“. samādhi-bhāvanā, translated as "development of tranquil-wisdom. samatha-bhāvanā, meaning the development of tranquility.[5] vipassanā-bhāvanā, meaning the development of insight.[5] 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  11. 11. Buddhist Association of Canada Parikamma Samadhi Parikamma Bhavana is the stage of doing the preliminary exercises. Some degree of one-pointedness or calmness is reached when radiating metta to the person as one is involved with active recitations, including the initial five stages:  Bringing the mind to the object  Keeping the mind with the object  Finding, having interest in the object  Being happy and content with the object  Unifying the mind with the object (partially fixing, one-pointedness) 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  12. 12. Buddhist Association of Canada Upacara Samadhi When you are very close to the object as if you are very often about to merge with the object. You need to overcome all the hindrances i.e. sleepiness or too much excitement. You need to maintain the flow of metta without affecting by hindrances. Achieve transparent-like concentration about the object. You can also be aware of the nature of this fine object. You start to see the true nature of forms. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  13. 13. Buddhist Association of Canada Appana Samadhi You merge with the object into one. Achieve a special form of consciousness – jhana citta or deep absorption. You are in a state of bliss and is still having metta for the object. Development of Upekkha Bhavana or equanimity after going through 1st stage jhana to 4th stage jhana. Complete happiness and joyfulness. Start to achieve oneness with forms. Development of moment-by-moment appreciation. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  14. 14. Buddhist Association of Canada Factors in Developing Concentration1. Mindfulness –  It brings the mind to the point of concentration skillfully and becomes powerful enough to fall into deep absorption.  It guards against defilements and extraneous thoughts.  It alerts us to take appropriate action to remedy hindrances.  It keeps the mind flexible, workable, soft, balance and so on.  It is advisable to practice Satipatthana Meditation to gain a strong grounding of mindfulness. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  15. 15. Buddhist Association of Canada Satipatthana MeditationAccording to Abhidharmakosa , there are four types of meditation skills to develop mindfulness:(1) Body is untrue and impure (without form),(2) Perception is the cause of pain (senses are also false),(3) Mind is transient (it changes all the time), and(4) Everything is without eternal substance (without me).Practicing each of these meditations at first separately, then together, the adept leads himself to the more advanced stage of meditation. The purpose of these four types of meditation is to keep in mind that these bodily and mental functions have no eternal substance and thus to rid oneself of false views contrary to the contents of these four types of meditation. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  16. 16. Buddhist Association of Canada Factors in Developing Concentration2. Detachment  Right concentration is referred to concentration that detached from the five senses.  The meditation object is solely that of the mind door and its concentration is that above the five sense doors.  If you have rampant cravings and strong desires for sense pleasures, you can never get near the absorptions.  Detachment has the power to remove the bondages that tie us to the undesirable worlds.  When metta comes with pleasantness and joy, the detached attitude is an important consideration. 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  17. 17. Buddhist Association of Canada Factors in Developing Concentration3. Patience  Patience is the opposite of anger which is associated with agitation.  If you preserve patience, your mind will calm down.  It helps us to remain the object with equanimity for longer periods of time.4. Healthy conditions  Health – good food, enough sleep & exercise, right postures  Environment – quite place, right temperature, avoid draft, suitable clothing  Companionship – Right group size, mutual concerning and understanding, exchange experience, techniques and ideas 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
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  20. 20. Buddhist Association of CanadaPresentation Schedule1. October 29 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation Practice by Tom2. November 5 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation Practice by Tom3. Nov. 12 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation Practice by Tom4. Nov. 19 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation Practice by Tom5. Nov. 26 - The white lotus sutra by Dennis A.Yap + Meditation Practice by Tom6. Dec. 3 - The white lotus sutra by Angela Masuzzo + Meditation Practice by Tom 加拿大佛教會 © 2006 Buddhist Association of Canada
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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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