Enjoy your Dharma (snippets from MKMC)

Jas:
Now I’m perfecting the art of falling asleep in the vajra posture with a straight back. I ask the monk sitting at the at the PC next to me what helps him meditate.
-_-
K Pador:
“Well I thought it was it was really good how Morton was encouraging us to enjoy our Dharma.
You know, we can make it hard work, but it really doesn’t have to be.
Morton told us that we’ve all got a Buddha nature. Before we do any practice we’ve got to connect with our Buddha nature. We do this by settling down with a breathing meditation. Then fully engage with the prayers. It’s not just a sing-along – really pray to the Buddhas to bless your mind.
The peaceful mind we get when we do breathing meditation is our Buddha nature. Connect with that Buddha nature and just abide in that space. That makes it very easy to  receive the blessings of our Spiritual Guide.
Then it’s effortless and joyful, you know?”
-_-
Kelsang Pador, at MKMC
Kadampas on the Lamrim Retreat at MKMC

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelsang
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 14:09:49

    Pador sounds really wise..id love to meet him : )

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  2. Baku Kadampa
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:34:19

    Yea, he’s got a beautiful demeanor too.

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  3. Adonica
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 06:10:12

    That takes us up to the next level. Great posting.

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  5. Baku Kadampa
    May 15, 2012 @ 09:06:32

    @ Yummylicious – thanks for sharing this 🙂 I want as many people as possible to be able to experience the joy of a good meditation.

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  6. Emerson
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 12:25:04

    A lot of schools in Buddhism hammer in the need for study. Some Zen schools describe such study as poisonous to your practice. My Thai Buddhist monk teacher told me that I did not need to read anything, so this can cause a lot of confusion.
    I do not want to upset your practice, but the greatest book on how to do Insight Meditation seems to be ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’. And the main Bible of Insight Meditation seems to be this book – ‘The Heart of Buddhist Meditation’. I read it 25 years ago and immediately fell in love. It really gets to the heart of Buddhism. You will discover how and why the vipassana practice will help you in ALL areas of your life. In relationships. In your job. In reducing anxiety and tension. The WHY is in this book. The HOW is in Mindfulness in Plain English. If you have $200, ‘The Insight Meditation Course’ is simply wonderful. And you will have a teacher by e-mail and by mail. Good luck. One more thing. Stretching exercises may really come in handy. Doing the lotus position can really be a blessing.

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    • Jas Baku
      Jun 30, 2012 @ 19:55:22

      Thanks Emerson, I do study a lot; it deepens your understanding of Buddha’s words. I like Vipassana in that it’s effective for settling and knowing your own mind. I don’t do enough stretching; but I am sitting in the full lotus posture 😉
      Good luck with your practice.

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