Dhyana Paramita by Lama Shenpen Hookham

The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Meditative Absorption

Last Saturday, on July 13, 2019, we studied The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Dhyāna (Meditative Absorption / Stability of the Mind). Following meditation, we started Dharma learning session with a quick discussion on last week’s “homework” — generating energy in thinking of others’ good qualities.  Then, we shared two Dharma talks on the […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Energy/Diligence (Part 2)

Last Saturday, on July 6, 2019, we continued our study in The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Vīrya (Energy / Enthusiasm). Following meditation, we first shared observations from last month’s “homework” on paying attention to moments when our energy and desire to practice are low.  Then, we watched portions of a Dharma lecture by Lama […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Energy/Diligence (Part 1)

Last Saturday, on June 08, 2019, we studied the fourth of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Vīrya (Energy / Diligence / Effort / Exertion). We started our Dharma learning session with Belinda sharing what she learned from the homework assignment last week. We then read the article Virya Paramita by Barbara O’Brien, and […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Patience/Forbearance (part 2)

Last Saturday, on June 1, 2019, we returned to the third of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Kshanti (Patience / Forbearance). Following the wonderful talk on Patience by visiting teacher, Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton a couple of weeks ago, we realize what a profound topic it is. Thus, we devoted another session to […]

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Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton

The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Patience (with Rev. Easton)

We are very excited to report that last Saturday, on May 11, 2019, we welcomed our very first guest teacher, Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton! Rev. Easton joined us in group meditation and gave a Dharma talk on the third of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Kshanti / Kṣānti (Patience). Rev. Easton came early […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Ethics/Morality

Last Saturday, on May 4, 2019, we studied the second of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Śīla (Ethics/Morality). We first read the article “The Buddhist Precepts” to get an idea of the content of Buddhist Precepts. Then we listened to a Dharma talk recording titled “Sila Paramita: Being a Good Non-Person“. During group […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Generosity (Part 2)

Last Saturday, on April 13, 2019, we continued our study in the first of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Dāna (Generosity). We read the article “Joyful Receiving” and listened to a short recording titled “No Labels in Reality“. After group discussion, we wrapped up our session with an excrept from the Diamond Sutra. […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Generosity (Part 1)

Last Saturday, on April 6, 2019, we began learning more about the first of The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism — Dāna (Generosity). We briefly discussed the “Three Kinds of Gifts” as outlined in the Maha-Prajnaparamita Sastra. We watched a Dharma talk on Dāna, followed by a group discussion facilitated by the questions Belinda posted for […]

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The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : What is a Bodhisattva?

Last Saturday, on March 9, 2019, we continued our introduction to The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism with a focus on the question “What is Bodhisattva?”. We explored the meaning of the word “Bodhisattva” in its original Sanskrit form. We listen to a Dharma lecture: “The Bodhisattva Ideal” by Ven. Lawrence Dōan Grecco (Do’an Grecco). Then […]

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The Ten (6 + 4) Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism : Introduction

Last Saturday, on March 2, 2019, we kicked off our 2019 Dharma Learning topic — The Ten Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism. We shared a print out of Barbara O’Brien’s article: Paramitas: The Ten Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism. We introduced everyone to bits of extract we found from the Sandhinirmochana Sutra (“Scripture Unlocking the Mysteries”), which […]

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