Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

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Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby monk » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:02 pm

His Venerable Master Chang, the eminent student of His Venerable Master Nan, is going to have a 7-day meditation retreat in Beijing in September. If you are interested, please contact me at info@thedharmaacademy.org.

Both Master Chang and Master Nan are well known philosopher, cultivator and meditation masters.

Please visit the website for more information about this type of medication, that could get you enlightened in 7 days! http://www.thedharmaacademy.org.
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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:32 pm

7 days huh?

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:36 pm

psssht gempo roshi can do it in 90mins!

http://www.bigmind.org/Home.html

at least that's what the claim used to be... now it seems he's got a lot to sell so maybe it takes longer?
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby monk » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:48 pm

This is a special form of intensive retreat in Zen tradition --

In 7 days, the master and the students are living together, the master takes care of the students 24 hours a day.
We get up at about 4AM, then through out the day,
we continuously do walking meditation, then sitting meditation, then walking, then sitting, then lunch. after lunch, the same routing again, untill dinner. After diner, again. Sleep at about 11pm.
The master lectures all the time, and do sitting meditaion and walking meditation with students together.
The master lectures difference ways and words to each individual student.
Talking is forbidden. But sometimes master do force students to speak up when the master sees fit.

You might not be totally enlightened after 7 days, but you will be a different person for sure! [There is the possibility that you get Enlightened within 7 days - given that you have been practice buddhism for a ling time, but feel frastrated with no progress. All it needs, is just a word from the master, which inspires you - because Enlightenment comes within you, not from outside, even not from the meditation!]

Please open your mind, don't try to judge without trying to understand it.

I personally gurantee it. All it takes, is completely immerge yourself into the Dharma, your body, your mind, in every second, 24 hours a day. This is not a retreat where you take it easy and enjoy life. Here you actively attack your evil deeds and completely devote yourself to the goal of Deliverance.

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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:57 pm

"Now, if anyone would develop these four frames of reference in this way for seven years, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or — if there be any remnant of clinging/sustenance — non-return."Let alone seven years. If anyone would develop these four frames of reference in this way for six years... five... four... three... two years... one year... seven months... six months... five... four... three... two months... one month... half a month, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or — if there be any remnant of clinging/sustenance — non-return."Let alone half a month. If anyone would develop these four frames of reference in this way for seven days, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or — if there be any remnant of clinging/sustenance — non-return. -MN 10


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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby monk » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:07 pm

"'This is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow & lamentation, for the disappearance of pain & distress, for the attainment of the right method, & for the realization of Unbinding — in other words, the four frames of reference.' Thus was it said, and in reference to this was it said."
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Re: Meditation retreat in Beijing in September

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:09 pm

:thumbsup:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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