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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Only through personal meditative practice is the student of Dhamma enabled to slow down the speed mzsters the neurotic mind and to begin seeing the world with clarity and precision.

There is a story in the Buddhist tradition that may help in understanding the answer to this question. Byron rated it it was ok Apr 10, We see then that meditation involves only a small part of the society and the religion. Mogok and Mohnyin and those livimg seem somewhere in between e.

Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Alan Fox rated it it was amazing Nov 06, In addition, there is the tradition of monks and lay people concerned with spiritual development through practicing the paths of purification outlined by the Buddha. In fact, morality or virtue is of great value in practice. Over and over it is stressed that the thought of gaining anything in meditation is strengthening the illusion that there is anything worth gaining and that there is anyone there to benefit from these powers.

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Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield

Then you will know what is the natural lliving for your own practice. In this way they are directed back to their own experience and learn to resolve their ques- tions as a part of their practice without being attached to a daily interview and needing such direct guidance from their teacher.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Concentrate on the feeling of loving kindness as a meditation subject. Some teachers work within the contexts of monasteries, others meditation centers. Then I went to a Burmese temple with a very different sort of teacher. After many years of travel and practice he returned to settle in a thick forest grove near the village of his birth.

We need not compare and judge better or worse. It is quite simple. In my later years as a monk I often stressed to the villagers that the heaven of the West isn’t all it would seem to be and that, in fact, any kind of happiness that comes through the senses is ultimately unsatisfactory. Now you are an adult. The Buddha did not make the ascetic precepts neces- sary for all monks. In such a structured, disciplined, and seemingly unfree environment are found some of the freest beings in the world.

Insight meditation is practiced by developing bare attention, a seeing- without-reacting to the whole process of our world of experience, to consciousness, and to all the objects of consciousness. No need to be concerned with the form of the practice or the words or style of the teaching.

These are the natural qualities of mind that the Buddha described as the constituents of a proper spiritual practice.


When you walk on alms round no need to do anything special. Buddhism korfnield Burma is perhaps stronger than Buddhism in Thai- land. Yet here is this book: Others drive slowly and have many accidents.

Discipline, effort, patience are very important. This frees the mind to concentrate on the various meditation exercises. The concepts follow the experience.

This jaack was special for him not only for the ceremony and the inspiring Dhamma talk that followed, but also for the hot, sweet coffee that the villagers offered 9 Copyrighted material Jack Kornfield on these monthly holy days. Don’t think about the obstacles 42 Copyrighted material Questions and Answers you have passed already.

Living Buddhist Masters

Right here, right now. From the stability of our regular practice we can observe the changes in our life and in the practice itself without reacting and making new difficulties.

Apr 23, Matt Hiebert rated it it was amazing. I have seen chickens sit on their nests for days on end. This is in keeping with the meditation tradition kornfieldd Southeast Asia, where even the most budfhist and highly developed teachers do not particularly talk about or bother with magic, mystical energies or powers.