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Zen Things

Do Less
How could I spend my time more wisely?

How could I spend LESS time on social media and on things that count?

How could I eliminate projects that really don't matter?

 


Posted: 3 years ago

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Updated Schedule

6:am Buddhas core practice (45 min) Outdoors. Sitting & walking practice
Lama Tsongkhapa Migtsema (30 min)
Break  Try to work out
Breakfast (breakfast and chores)
10 am: Buddhas core practice Lam Rim (45 min) Outdoors if cool enough.
Study and writing
2 pm: Buddha's core practices (Green Tara) 45 min
Break (dinner and Nap afterwards)
6 pm: 35 confessionals and Vajrasattva (times vary)
8 pm Dharma class M-Th & S

Books:

Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones HH. Dilgo Khyentse
Buddha's Map
Heart of Love
Tsongkhapa: a Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice



Posted: 3 years ago

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Gaps in practice

I am assisting my root guru in finding another place to live. I have been making my daily practices, but have been forgetting to log them. May Lama find a new home today!


Posted: 3 years ago

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Zen Things Part 3

Do everything completely.

This is a challenge for me, because I have the attention span of a ferret. In the past I was especially bad about starting a project only to let it slip away from me. The Chenrezig picture languishing on my easel is a perfect example.

How could I manage my time better so that I can begin and complete an project.
How could I meditate more efficiently so that I don't want to quit mid practice?
How could I notice my mind wandering when I hear someone talking.
How could I notice my mind wandering when I am cooking or cleaning?

How could I begin a task and end a task mindfully and efficiently?


Posted: 3 years ago

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Zen Things

Do one thing at a time.
Do things slowly and deliberately.
How can I make the most of every opportunity?

How can I make the most out of every meditation session?

How can I make the most out of my daily routine?


Posted: 3 years ago

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Zen Things

1. Do one thing at a time.
2. do it slowly and deliberately.
3  Do it completely
4. Do less
5. Put spaces between tasks
6. Develop rituals
7. Designate times for certain things.
8. Devote time for meditation
9. Smile and serve others.
10. Make cleaning and cooking meditation practices
11. Think about what is necessary.
12. Live Simply.

Day one: Do one thing at a time.
How could I eliminate multitasking from my daily routine?
How could I eliminate the need for electronic stimulation?
How could I eliminate my desire to rush through several tasks at once?

How could I be more mindful when completing one task at a time?


Posted: 3 years ago

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Procrastination

I've been terrible this past week in not posting my practice sessions. Today I will endeavor to do better.
This is my schedule for this week.
5:30 am, Migtsema and Ganglongma (Gelug)
6:30-7:30 Buddha's core practices (Non sectarian)
Work on Facebook page and blog
Break
10 AM Setrap and Vajra Yogini (gelug)
Yellow Book practice (Non Sectarian)

6:00 PM 35 confessionals and Vajrasattva practice (gelug)
6:30: short sadhana (Rime)
Break
8-10 pm Dharma class (Rime)

Lights out at 11:30 ish.

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Posted: 3 years ago

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Procrastination

I've been terrible this past week in not posting my practice sessions. Today I will endeavor to do better.
This is my schedule for this week.
5:30 am, Migtsema and Ganglongma (Gelug)
6:30-7:30 Buddha's core practices (Non sectarian)
Work on Facebook page and blog
Break
10 AM Setrap and Vajra Yogini (gelug)
Yellow Book practice (Non Sectarian)

6:00 PM 35 confessionals and Vajrasattva practice (gelug)
6:30: short sadhana (Rime)
Break
8-10 pm Dharma class (Rime)

Lights out at 11:30 ish.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Only-Buddhist-in-Town/328575081247


Posted: 3 years ago

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