Meditation to Self-monitor One's Level of Mindfulness ~ Buddha Dordenma Image Foundation

MESSAGE FROM HIS EMINENCE TRIZIN RIMPOCHE BHUTAN

Mar 20, 2015 and Apr 4, 2015: Rarest opportunity for spiritual cultivation

March 2015

Dear Dharma Brothers & Sisters:

I urge you to chant Buddha mantra during total solar eclipse period on Mar 20, 2015 and total lunar eclipse on Apr 4, 2015. Any deeds, good or bad, committed during a solar eclipse period can multiply up to seven hundred billion times, while a lunar eclipse up to a seven hundred billion times. Please take advantage of this rarest opportunity to cultivate great virtues and clear obstacles from previous innumerable lifetimes by chanting Buddha mantra of your choice.

For convenience, consider chanting Chenrezig (Guanyin) mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" for as many times as you can. Chenrezig practice essentials have been concisely compiled for you here. After the chanting session, dedicate your virtues to all sentient beings, which will further augment the total benefits received by all.

Chanting must be performed during the course of eclipse:

Total solar eclipse on Mar 20, 2015: 07:41-11:50 (UTC) / 15:41-19:50 (UTC+8)
Total lunar eclipse on Apr 4, 2015: 09:03-14:58 (UTC) / 17:03-22:58 (UTC+8)

Click here to convert timings to your own timezone.

May all sentient beings benefit from the immeasurable virtues that we cultivate together.

Buddha bless us all,
His Eminence Trizin Rimpoche
Founder & Chairman

Introduction

Welcome! This website has been prepared to help you work your way towards enhanced well-being. The instructions contained therein are based on oral transmission of His Eminence Trizin Rimpoche of Bhutan (picture on top).

Because of the rarest opportunity to meet with a qualified guru in one's spiritual practice, this website encourages you to begin your own spiritual endeavors nonetheless. If you wish to meet with a guru, by cultivating merits and deepening your practice, when the time has come, you definitely will.

Why practice meditation?

Do you know that whatever problems you have in mind, it is possible that meditation practice can help ameliorate, if not completely eliminate, them? Let's try and see if this could hold true for your personal case. First try answer the following questions, next follow the link to see if your prediction is correct.

  • Can you think of three primary aspects in your daily functioning that you would like to improve in life?
  • Do you think meditation would help fulfill this wish?

What scientific research says about some benefits of meditation.

Change takes efforts

Congratulations for making the initiatives to practice meditation!

Through persistent efforts, you are bound to see some observable conceptual and behavioral changes in yourselves. Like other healthy regimens, the degree of change you undergo depends on your consistency in practice; the more you practice, the more obvious the results you notice.

Because each sentient being has its own individual karmic tendencies, this website provides the necessary prompts to help you devise your own plans in practicing meditation. You should keep your notes, reflections, questions, and so forth in a personal journal.

Before you start

Mindfulness has long been considered a beneficial quality of mind developed through meditation. Please take a few minutes to learn about your current level of mindfulness before you engage in Vajrayana meditation by taking the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale questionairre. To track your progress, keep a personal journal to note your reflections, answers, etc.