Sunday, October 4, 2009

Daily Dharma Talk

I hear geese flying overhead now,
3 hours past sunset.
They sound like flying barking dogs
in the dark night sky.

I've been studying Buddhism for a couple of years now.
It is rare to find one source jam-packed with
vital information.

Thich Nhat Hanh's "The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings"
is one for me.

Here is another:

If you want to "cut to the chase scene"
if you want to jump-start your practice,
if you wonder, "What does a good Buddhist
do with his or her time?"
This is the guide.

Here is perhaps the most useful
Buddhist Dharma audio you will ever find.

Go here:
Look for Venerable Mahinda "Mindfulness in Modern Living",
T2-3 (6 MB). Here is a direct link to audio:

I'm thinking of checking out the entire series.

Topics for your further study. You should understand:
  • The Noble Eightfold Path
      ("Right Mindfulness" is #7.
          Some people say the description of
            80-95% of Buddhist practice is here)

  • Four Noble Truths
  • Dependent Co-arising
  • The 5 or 10 Kleshas and the 3 Poisons

That's about it!

Bill Huston          
Binghamton NY             Phone: 607-321-7846

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