Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 13 Meditation Class

Yesterday there was traffic heading over to the center I got there about 6:15pm which only gave me less than half-an-hour people generally start arriving 7:45ish. When I arrived to the center it was blazing hot in the meditation hall so first thing I turned on the A/C, mind you the meditation hall is pretty big and cooling it down takes a good hour...i did my best. I then had to coordinate the meditation mats and chairs, since the current staff members are new and have never helped me before, then I had to get the donation box and water bottles for meditation members, along with realizing I didn't have enough orientation/membership forms (so had to make 15 copies). So my point I was stretched out pretty thin, not a good way to start out meditation class. Oh well it happens, if I wasn't so passionate about meditation practice and doing something bigger than myself, I wouldn't be doing this, but gradually the more involved I have gotten with meditation and the dhammakaya center the more I truly want to devote myself whole heartily to spreading out our message which is "true peace through inner peace" After our guided meditation I showed a video that hopefully helps showed the class the magnitude of our Dhammakaya foundation. I also told all members that we are fortunate to have discovered this meditation technique to be affiliated with a center that teaches people (if they want to learn) the reality of our world, our universe, and the truth. Enjoy the video!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Buddha Boy

I showed this video to our meditation class a few months ago. I found it fascinating that Ram Bahadur Bomjon left his village at the age of 14 to meditate on his own. He is now 21 and still in the forest although no one knows where right now. When his brother suggested that he ordain to be a monk, he said that there is nothing that the sangha can teach him that he doesn't already know. By the way a little 101 there are two types of monks: city monks and forest monks. Forest monks are the ones that leave the city life, and society, they take refuge in the forest living with nature and meditating all day/all night and then there are the city monks the ones that you see at temples and various Buddhist centers. Everyone has their own path and journey. Ram is not a monk and therefore you will see him wearing white robe but he does follow the Buddha's teaching. Enjoy!