Podcast

Nuts & Bolts - Merit & Dedication

A discussion on dedication prayers from Then And Now 24, questions on dedicating virtue, the purpose of dedication, chanting to accumulate merit.


Podcast

Sutra Session 25

Prayers and rituals to evoke the emotions of devotion, loving-kindness, and compassion in order to be clear, present, and open during meditation, the importance of intention, concluding meditation by letting go of judgement and attachment


Podcast

Where's Buddha? Where's God?

Discussion and questions on the similarities and differences between prayer and meditation. Looking at the religious icons of Christ on the cross and the Buddha sitting in meditation. Descriptions of some different types of prayer – petitionary, centering, and unitive. Is meditation directed inward and prayer directed outward? Prayer as a way of building an emotional connection; meditation as a way of building capacity. Questions from participants.


Practices

Contemporary Session Prayers

passage from text:
Goodness comes from this practice now done.
Let me not hold it just in me.
Let it spread to all that is known
And awaken good throughout the world.


Practices

Traditional Session Prayers

passage from text:
This precious human form is difficult to obtain and embodies opportunities and resources.
Give me energy to realize its potential.