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Full Moon Observance Day
March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
The evening continues with a meditation vigil through the night, with sitting and walking meditation as one wishes in half-hour segments. There is an intermission with tea and informal discussion at midnight, then sitting and walking resume until morning chanting at 3:00 AM Visitors are very welcome to attend as much of the night as they wish
INSIGHT MEDITATION CLASS
IN THE WAY OF THE BUDDHA
AT NMR MEDITATION CENTER
What is Meditation?
Meditation refers to the mental activity of sustaining conscious awareness on one thing, perception, concept, process or sensation. This may be, for example, the process of breathing, an external object, the concept and emotion of loving-kindness, a meaningful word, a physical sensation or the perception of impermanence Meditation can be done in any posture, but the most common ones are sitting cross-legged and walking back and forth. As mindful attention becomes increasingly continuous, the dispersed and distracted energy of the mind becomes more focused and clear. The act of sustaining awareness calms and soothes both the body and mind, while the focusing of attention energizes and brightens the mind.
The deeper the mediation becomes, the more quiet, still and blissful one feels. This cleansed and purified awareness, developed through repeated training, yields extraordinary clarity of mind. One begins to see things as they truly are, beyond the limitations of conditioned perceptions and habitual thought patterns. As one sees clearly, wisdom is born, and thus serenity and insight form an inseparable pair that is gradually cultivated through meditation.
There are two lands of mental culture, namely; Concentration meditation (Samatha Bhavna) and Insight meditation (Vipassana Bhavna). The details of meditation practice cannot be given here but those who want more information about meditation practice may contact Wat Nawamintararachutis of Cambridge-Boston Massachusetts USA at the mailing address provided below. Wat Nawamintararachutis 382 South Street East Raynham, MA 02767
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: www.watnawamin.org, Facebook: watnawamintararachutis Boston
NMR Meditation Center Schedule
Please arrive 9 minutes early for Meditation.
Please wear white cloth colors to the NMR Meditation.
Please do not wear shorts and sleeveless tops.
Meditation schedule is as follow:-
January 26th–28st, February 23th -25th , March 23th-25th, April 27-29th , May 25th -27th , June 22th– 24th, July 27th -29th, August 24th-26th, September 28nd-30th, October 26th-28th , November 23th-25th, December 28th-30st , 2018
We welcome everyone to join our Meditation program.
Where Science Ends
Science can give no assurance herein. But Buddhism can meet the atomic challenge, because the supramundane knowledge of Buddhism begins where science leaves off. And this is clear enough to anyone who has made study of Buddhism. For, through Buddhist meditation, the atomic constituents making up matter have been seen and felt, and the sorrow or unsatisfactoriness(or Dukkha), of their “arising and passing away” (dependent on causes) has made itself with what we call a ‘soul’ or ‘atma’ the illusion of Sakkayaditthi, as it has called in the Buddha’s teaching.
Egerton C. Baptist,
in “Supreme Science of Buddhism”