We are delighted to say that this week we will be joined by a team of Young Order members who will be sharing their reflections on the Seven-Point Mind Training material. First up is Prajnaketu, Triratna’s Young Buddhist coordinator.
Prajnaketu, from sunny Oxford, UK, shares his thoughts on the teaching of the Four Reminders: our precious human birth, death and impermanence, karma and rebirth, and the defects of samsara. Noting that these reflections can be a bit of...
“This dewdrop world Is but a dewdrop world And yet —”
- Kobayashi Issa
Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.
In this four-week series of Tuesday meditations we’ll explore the Four Reminders. Each reminder points out a reality about our lives that we know on the surface, but tend to forget in the mix of daily life. They are calls to action in a life that is by nature precious and short, reminding us to put our energy into walking the Path.
The sessions will begin at 2:30 ET / 7:30 UK. Each session will begin with...
Focus: Aimed at regulars and above. Brief: Guided meditations on the Four Reminders (also known as the Preliminary Reflections): the precious opportunity of human life; death; karma; and the defects of samsara. This material contains: 1. A structure for teaching and reflection on the Four Reminders 2. Verses on the Four Reminders 3. A commentary Some of this material was previously published in Madhyamavani. written by Vishvapani, Cardiff