When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10am – 12pm [Note: Prior to the Sutra Study, there will be sitting meditation from 9:30AM to 9:50AM.]
Where: Radnor Friends Meeting, 620 Conestoga Rd, Villanova, PA, United States (map)
Book: The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation: The essentials for Practicing Calming-and-Ins
After his central chapter on “Actual Cultivation,” which presented the basic methods of calming and insight meditation, Zhiyi discusses the fruits of successful practice in chapter 7, “Manifestations of Roots of Goodness.” The bulk of this chapter is divided into two sections. The first deals with signs of successful practice as they manifest in the course of five traditional forms of Buddhist meditation, namely meditation on the breath, on the impure, on loving kindness, on causes and conditions, and on the Buddha. The second section deals with discerning the true and the false experiences in the course of absorptive meditation.
[Note: This Sutra Study program suits anyone whoever determines to learn the wisdom of the eminent monk Zhiyi (aka Chih-I, 538-597 CE) who founded the Tiantai (aka Tendai in Japanese) School in China. You may download on line now. However, please bring your own copy of the text. If not or even if you missed passed classed, please don’t worry and just come. Everything will unfold itself. ]
Led by David Carpenter & Robin Carr