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Buddhist Meditation 101
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Dec 02 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Although any meditation subject, no matter what, is successful only in one who is mindful and fully aware, yet any meditation subject other than this one gets more evident as he goes giving it his attention. But this mindfulness of breathing is difficult, difficult to develop, a field in which only the minds of Buddhas, Paccekabuddhas, and Buddhas sons are at home. It is no trivial matter, nor can it be cultivated by trivial person. In proportion as continued attention is given to it, it becomes more peaceful and more subtle. So strong mindfulness and understanding are necessary here.

In this passage, Ven. Buddhaghosa says that breathing as a meditation subject needs stronger mindfulness than that needed for other meditation subjects. In other words, breathing meditation is quite demanding as the most difficult method that is only fit for the people, who already achieved enlightenment.

Interestingly, breathing meditation is the most popular meditation technique taught in many spiritual centers these days, and this seems contrary to the notion stated above. How is so?

On this Saturday, we are going to talk about breathing meditation, its difficulties, and its benefits for half an hour, and then will do actual practice.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our first meeting.

Doshin

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Buddhist Meditation 101

Buddhist Meditation 101

Dec 16 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Our Saturday meeting at a Korean Buddhist Temple in Flushing is for people who are interested in learning Buddhist Mediation, its fundamental principle and methods. The primary purpose of the meeting…