Dharmasri on the Sixteen Degrees of Comprehension by Leon Hurvitz. 7. Indrabhuti’s ‘Confession of Errors in the Fundamental. Teachings of the Vajrayana’. In this book (previously published under the title Living Buddhist Masters), Jack Kornfield presents the heart of Buddhist practice as taught by twelve highly. This reprint of Living Buddhist Masters is one of the most valuable books in print on Theravada Buddhist practice, bringing to the reader the.

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Why do we follow the ascetic rules such as only eating out of our bowls?

Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters

Others drive slowly and have many accidents. Many teachers who can show you the way s. Be aware of your own practice. Nika rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Published November 14th by Shambhala first published Some of you will die at age fifty. There is a story in the Buddhist tradition that may help in understanding the answer to this question.

Why couldn’t he have his coffee so that he could go and medi- tate, he grumbled to himself. Prac- tice diligently and let go of all that binds, settle for nothing less than tasting freedom for yourself.

He looked up and smiled broadly at the teacher. Only through personal meditative practice is the student of Dhamma enabled to slow down the speed of the neurotic mind and to jadk seeing the world with clarity and precision. Actions such as killing, lying, and stealing come from a mind that is attached to desires, separateness, selfishness.


Nov 08, Phillip Moffitt rated it it was amazing Shelves: This wrong understanding causes much fear and much pain. References to this book The Embodied Mind: Don’t be attached to anything, just be mindful of whatever there is to see. In the prac- tice at a center, all is directed at intensive development of concentration and mindfulness. Meditation centers are designed prima- rily for intensive retreats, either by monks or lay people.

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Then all return to their cottages or living quarters to meditate until sleep time. This was an interesting book, a much more serious, stricter, and in some ways harsher Buddhism than what you typically hear about in the US.

There are other teachers such as Ajahn Jumnien who are extremely loving, kind, and open. Oct 31, Andy rated it it was amazing. Other teachers attempt to start directly watching the process, by focusing on changing sensa- tions, feelings, or thoughts. This woman gave periodic teachings in Bangkok on the Abhidhamma and complex Buddhist psychology. The practices and meditations in this book emphasize the cultiva- tion of insight, letting compassion grow naturally from this understanding.

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It reveals wide differences among these teachers as to what they emphasized. It was like coming home. This is your meditation: And those, my friend, whose kamma or whose character makes them most inclined to develop their spiritual path through the rules of discipline of the order are over there with my great disciple, UpaH, the master of the Vinaya.

Living Buddhist Masters

In all of these ways of teaching, however, it is the meditator himself 29 Copyrighted material Jack Kornfield who is doing the work. The world will appear in its pristine self- existing nature, and you will experience the freedom of the Buddha. Eventually, when we become proficient, we will not need to practice anymore. As a lay person in a monastery or center, you will generally be expected to follow the eight precepts.


Keeping to byddhist regular disciplined practice is very important. This is very important.

Listen carefully to the lectures every few days, then use this teaching to compare with your own practice. Ajahn Chah does not emphasize any special meditation tech- niques nor does he encourage crash courses to attain quick insights and enlightenment.

Eating is the same as sleeping. Who is it that doubts? These words and systems are simply different expressions of a single underlying truth. A lot of different concepts were explained clearly with good examples or metaphors. Don’t think too much about which is better or clearer or faster. Compassion and loving kindness are the active aspects of this wisdom, the expression in the world of a deep understanding of the Dhamma, the laws of nature.

I thought of tie-dyeing my saffron robes green or blue, or of painting my begging bowl with flowers. Meditations, useful tools for this work, are free for the asking.

Their teachings have fuelled the growth and popularity of Theravada Buddhist meditation throughout the world. What is right effort?