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Chapter 4 part 2 [Aug. 12th, 2007|09:24 pm]
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Lets start reading Part 2. The effects of the ten negative actions. page 112

and we will stop on page 118 just befor section III, The All-Determining Quality...



PLEASE tell me if you guys are still with me....I would really like some feedback. Talk about anyting at any moment. If you read something you like talk about it....I feel like I am talking to my self here.
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Chapter 4 [Aug. 5th, 2007|08:17 pm]
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Chapter 4

Actions the principle of cause and effect

Lets read Ch.4 Starting with section I. Negative actions pg. 101 and ending befor section 2. pg.112
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Quiz, Meditation [Jul. 30th, 2007|10:52 am]
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[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

God I am so bad at this.....I went to stay at my moms for the weekend (the weekend for me is Sunday and Monday) and I forgot to bring my book, so I cant post a reading assignment until I get back home. For now I will try my best to at least give everyone something to do.


1. What was your favorite section of chapter 2?

2. Have you applied anything you read from chapter 2 in your life? Has it helped?

3. Quote a line from chapter two that you found helpful.




If anyone is familiar with Tonglin meditation I think it would be good to try it since it involves taking suffering into yourself and giving out good things. I will try to lead a short practice as best as I can.

Tonglin

Start with your normal breathing meditation, continue focusing on your breath until your mind is clear and calm. Think of someone in your life who may be suffering. All their pain and suffering take the form of black smoke inside their body. As you slowly breath in, that smoke comes out of their mouth and nose and drift to your mouth and nose and enter your body. As you breath out you send purifying white light from your breath and it enters into them. Once you have visually breathed all of the black smoke from them and breath in all the white light. Now the black smoke is inside of you. But you have the power to destroy it inside your own body. At your heart center is a flower the blooms once it has reached full bloom it emits white light and all the black smoke instantly vanishes from your body. Now you and your friend are pure white light. You have compassion for all beings no matter if they harm or help you. You have the power to change not only your life but to help others change theirs.

Thats the best I can do with my limited knowledge, if anyone knows a good discription of Tonglin please post....the more meditation the better!
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Stuff [Jul. 27th, 2007|02:55 am]
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I will get things going again this sunday. I have been busy with work and other things, and I was reading harry potter on the week end like it was crack.

I will make sure I post a quiz for chapter two as well, and thought about doing my best to lead a small Tong-lin (sp) meditation as it sorta deals with suffering and bodhicitta, anyone else familiar with this sort of meditation?
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Reading for 7-15-07 [Jul. 15th, 2007|06:38 pm]
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I think we can finish up Chapter 3 now.

Starting with 5. The Asuras pg.92 and ending at the end of this chapter pg.99

In a few days I will try to post a Quiz for this chapter, and possibly a short meditation instruction. I hope everyone is doing great!
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New center fund [Jul. 14th, 2007|04:03 am]
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I am not sure if this can be posted to the community as it is sorta a fund raiser, but it is for the growth of the Buddhist center that I go to and thus would be beneficial to many beings.

The Indiana Buddhist Center may have found a new home! We have been trying hard to find a permanent home for IBC and if anyone on my friends list can help in ANY way the please do! This will be of great benefit to everyone as it will help spread the Buddhas teachings thanks to our wonderful teacher Geshe-la! Even if you can only give one dollar anything will help! We need to secure a down payment of 40,000! PLEASE help!!! Please visit http://www.indianabuddhist.org/hope/index.html and help anyway you can!

If you cant give anything then please keep us in your mantras, prayers and meditations. Our little buddhist center has been using a small rented space from a yoga center for our teachings we would really love to have a real place to call home.
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Reading for 7-8-07 [Jul. 8th, 2007|08:16 pm]
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Lets Start with 4.3 Other Human Sufferings Pgs.85-92

We are almost done with this chapter! Next week should be the last reading for this chapter I will try to come up with another little quiz.

I hope everyone is doing well!
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I am back!! [Jul. 4th, 2007|03:34 pm]
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Ok so I finally got the internet working at my new place and I am all ready to start back with the weekly readings! Is everyone with me?
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Reading for 6-17-07 [Jun. 17th, 2007|07:42 pm]
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Lets read the Animals section 3 pg 76-78

And The human realm section 4 to 4.3 pg.78-85

I am moving into a new place tomorrow and I am not sure how long I will be with out the internet, so I may not post next week. I hope things work out and I can be up and running as soon as I can.
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Reading for 6-10-07 [Jun. 10th, 2007|09:59 pm]
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Lets read Chapter 3 The Defects of Samsara, Section 4 The human realm, ending befor sub-section 4.3 Other Human Suferings. Pages 78-85

Hows everyone doing?
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