Starting my meditation session

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nirmal
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Starting my meditation session

Postby nirmal » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:36 pm

I wish we could talk about how we start our meditation session and pick up some tips from each other in our posts here.I am no guru and am very poor in enlightenment but we could share and learn.
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Re: Starting my meditation session

Postby plwk » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:50 pm

Correct me if I am wrong but that mantra in Chinese looks like the Dharma Protector Setrap's...and btw...
the bottom pic logos on the left and right, they kinda looks like the logo of the True Buddha School?

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Re: Starting my meditation session

Postby nirmal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:52 pm

I keep my full concentration on chanting my mantras in my heart for about ten minutes.Then I stop chanting. I then shift my attention to my breath paying close attention to the tips of my nostrils which feel a little cold as I breathe.
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Re: Starting my meditation session

Postby Chaz » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:22 pm

I sit, recite the Four Dharmas of Gampopa, The Kagyu Lineage Supplication, and Refuge Prayer (in that order).

At this point I often perform a short Vajrasattva practice.

After that, I do Shamatha for 20 minutes.

After that I do the 7-Branch Prayer. If I do my Chenrezig practice, I skip the 7BP as the Chenrezig Sandhana contains it already.

Then I dedicate the merit.

Done.

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Re: Starting my meditation session

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Re: Starting my meditation session

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Re: Starting my meditation session

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:21 pm

True Yeshe.

nirmal, please feel free to edit your post if you'd like. :smile:

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Re: Starting my meditation session

Postby Su DongPo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:30 am

Hi nirmal,

There was a question about the content of the image your posted, so I did a search and then zeroed in on the Chinese. The "True Buddha" school originates from Taiwan, so I was naturally curious when I found that lead.

I had no intent to criticism your practice, I hope you understand.

Best wishes, as always.
Dongpo

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