Abstaining from all evil, Doing what is good,Cleansing one’s mind, This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.
Khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā – Nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti Buddhā Na hi pabbajito parūpaghātī – Samaṇo hoti paraṃ viheṭhayanto.
Patience is the highest practice, Nibbāna is supreme, say the Buddhas,
A mendicant does not harm others, A recluse oppresses no one.
Anūpavādo anūpaghāto – Pātimokkhe ca saṃvaro Mattaññutā ca bhattasmiṃ – Pantañ ca sayanāsanaṃ Adhicitte ca āyogo – Etaṃ Buddhāna’sāsanaṃ.
Not insulting, not harming, Restrained according to the moral code, Moderating in food, Dwelling in solitude, Engaging in higher mental development.
Sunday Meditation and Sutta Study.
This meditation class is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow. There will be guided and silent meditation as well as a discussion about the teachings of the Buddha.
Our teacher, the Blessed one, Arahant, Fully Awakened One, attained his full Enlightenment at the river Neranjara while he was seated meditating under the Bodhi tree (ficus religiosa) which provided him with blissful shade from the sun, helping him to attain victory over the defilements of his mind. Let’s gratefully recollect this wonderful moment.