The Buddha at Lantern Cottage in Glastonbury

Two ‘Carbon Sadhanas’

On Mon, 9 December, 2013 - 20:25
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These are two ‘Carbon Sadhanas’ (meditation visualisations) I wrote a couple of years ago, around the time of the first Order Convention at Bodh Gaya in India, in fact. I hope they might help Buddhists connect a bit more imaginatively with the consequences of their actions if they choose to drive or fly. As Bhante says, “The central problem of the spiritual life - for most people at least – is to find emotional equivalents for their intellectual understanding”. So far as I know the figures are accurate.

Hope you enjoy spotting the references to more classic sadhanas and other visualisations from the Sutras - the ‘flying’ sadhana references the classic form of a Sadhana practice, with everything appearing from the blue sky; the ‘driving’ sadhana references the Amitayur Dhyana sutra of Buddhism’s Pure Land school.
File NameSize
Carbon Sadhana I - Flying230.98 KB
Carbon Sadhana II - Driving183.27 KB
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