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your daily practice

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:49 am
by jcsuperstar
what does it consist of?

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:10 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

The Noble Eightfold Path. :D

That might seem like a smart-ass answer, but I promise you it's not.

Most weekdays where I work, I study on the train to and from work, and squeeze in 30-60 mins meditation at the nearby Mahayana temple. I'd love to go on another retreat but it's difficult to arrange with family commitments and such, though I do have licence to do a 3-day one soon. I might do a solo sit at a nearby Sri Lankan Theravada centre... see if they'll put up with me for a few days.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:55 am
by Fede
Woeful inadequacy, with regard to conventional practice.

But I recite the Refuge every morning and evening, together with the Five Precepts.
My work schedule and home commitments mean I have very little time to myself to dedicate to my practice, and I have neglected it in the sense that going to my local temple, or considering a retreat are both sadly currently out of the question.
But I work and strive to remain Mindful, and try to live my life in practice all the time.
Which sounds pious and sanctimonious, but I don't mean to come across that way.

If the mountain won't come to the Buddha..... ;) :D

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:14 am
by Cittasanto
Well I just try to live by the 5 precepts but when I can the 8 Precepts, it can be dificult due to my job and shifts to live by them fully 100% of the time, but I try to at least live in wisdom, if I find the precepts abit too dificult to follow, and the meditative practice difficult to fit in any day!
I'm a Chef by the way and go each week to a FWBO meeting to get at least some practice guaranteed into the week, justy wish there was a theravadan group up here!

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:31 am
by Dhammakid
Hello All,
Since I'm taking a break from classes for a year, I have a lot more free time. I only work 5 hours per day and I have Sundays off, so I find lots of time to practice formally, besides just being mindful throughout the day, practicing generosity, virtue and renunciation. It's hard for sure, and I fail a lot. But it makes my successes that much sweeter.

Every morning I chant homage to the Buddha, the refuges, five precepts, meditate for 15 mins and say a quick metta prayer. In the evening, I chant homage again, recollection of the three treasures, affirmation of refuge in three treasures, five subjects for daily recollection, 30 mins meditating, and finally the anumodana chant. After that I listen to a dhamma talk online, read suttas or texts provided by various scholars.

All this is according to Access to Insight's "Lay Buddhist Practice" guidelines, found here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el206.html. I find it to be quite effective in fostering the kind of faith and discipline I need in my life.

Namaste,
Dhammakid

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 am
by thang
Fede wrote:
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:55 am
Woeful inadequacy, with regard to conventional practice.
Rare indeed is the birth of a Buddha.
Hard it is to get human birth.
It is with the help of these two
that one makes an end of his samsaric suffering.
Good men! Why don't you put forth your best efforts?

[Lo-wáda Sangarava' - Translated by: Bhikkhu K. Nanananda]

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:28 pm
by befriend
I remember the eight fold path and see which aspect of it I can apply through out the day.

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:29 pm
by befriend
I added thinking of the human body when it hasn't been showered in two days this helps with non lust.

Re: your daily practice

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 am
by thang
Dhammakid wrote:
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:31 am
Every morning I chant homage to the Buddha, the refuges, five precepts, meditate for 15 mins and say a quick metta prayer. In the evening, I chant homage again, recollection of the three treasures, affirmation of refuge in three treasures, five subjects for daily recollection, 30 mins meditating, and finally the anumodana chant. After that I listen to a dhamma talk online, read suttas or texts provided by various scholars.
Namaste,
Dhammakid
Whiz kid !
befriend wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:29 pm
I added thinking of the human body when it hasn't been showered in two days this helps with non lust.
Admirable friend !