Contemplation


      Understanding Fundamental Truths for a Happy Life   A DHARMA TEACHING BY MASTER JINBODHI         Emotions play a significant role in our daily life. Therefore, managing our emotions is no doubt important. Meditation practices such as sitting meditation and full prostration are very effective methodologies. Spiritual endeavors such as performing kind d…
      Blessings Are Bestowed on Givers   A DHARMA TEACHING BY MASTER JINBODHI         There is an old saying: “The blessed have only smooth sailing ahead.” When one is blessed, life is a smooth experience of lasting peace and happiness, and obstacles are absent. So how can we become a blessed person?   Law of Nature       &nb…
      The Truth of Heaven and Earth         Through the practice of Bagua, I’ve awakened in many ways. When we embrace it, we experience the beauty of Nature. As the breeze caresses us, we feel deep peace. We light incense, offer it to Heaven and Earth. Our mind and body are at ease, free of craving and attachment.         As we walk Ba…
      Bagua Walking Meditation: The Revitalizing Lifeforce         Bagua is eight directions, eight formations,       Eight colors, eight flavors and eight sufferings of human life.         Bagua is energy, accumulation, experience and lifeforce.       It is alleviation through the four seasons,     &nb…
      Grandmaster JinBodhi Q & A Session   English Meditation and Happiness Retreat Vancouver, May 2013   Question:       How can one overcome anger, disappointment and family conflicts?   Master:       Do you feel like you’re often angry, disappointed or In conflict with family members? The answer to this question Is complex. …
      Mirror of the Heart         Su Dong Po, a famous Song Dynasty literary scholar, and the monk Fo Yin were good friends who often meditated together.         One day when they were meditating Su Dong Po had an inspiration. After completing his meditation he asked Fo Yin, “What did you see in me when I was meditating?     &…
      Meditation and Tea-Drinking         The Resident Head led the two new student monks to the lodging of the Abbot, a dimly lit and sparsely furnished room. Within the four walls, other than the Buddha statue obviously meant for worship, the only furniture was a soiled bed with broken frame. This was obviously the place of retreat for on ardent spiritual cult…
      The Power of Faith         There are popular Chinese folkloric tales about Guanyin’s many miracles and people’s faith in her compassion. The Goddess of Mercy always answers people’s cries for help and saves them from all kinds of misery: The infertile who prayed sincerely in front of her statue, offered alms, and freed captive animals, we…
      Finding Serenity in a World of Technology  By Melia McClure         Innovation can connect people and it can also drive them further apart. More and more people are engaging in superficial electronic communication and having fewer meaningful face-to-face conversations. And many feel a need to be constantly “plugged in,” becoming so attache…
      food revolution RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLATE AND PLANET BY MU FENG & METTA YEO            For most of us who live in the industrialized world, mass-produced and processed foods are the norm. Agriculture is carried out on a massive scale. Food production is a corporate enterprise that has more to do with revenue than with respect for the planet,…