Sep 1, 2021

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Have finished the first Dharma’s meeting : AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY (Kết thúc lần vân tập đầu tiên của Mật gia Mỹ quốc: MỘT NGÀY KHÔNG QUÊN)

Dear Holy Guru,
On the 29th of August was the special day for me and I have never forgot it. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting with Dharma brothers for our first meeting online thanks to Guru’s compassion and wisdom. It was an amazing experience connecting with others in different stages of their journey toward liberation. I had waited for this Dharma meeting for long because we hardly meet a Buddhist practitioner in the USA, where Buddhism is not the main practice for US citizens. It is an incredible idea to organize the online Sangha – Song Nguyen Tantra House in the USA – for all American learners to share their own experiences and practice so that we are able to move forward on the path of enlightenment. From now on, we have our Dharma home in the USA under Guru’s guidance and compassion. I can feel clearly there is no distance between Guru and disciples or learners in this special occasion.

 

Last night, I could not sleep, I was so excited to join the meeting. I made alarm to make sure that I did not miss it. I even told Violet to remind me an hour before the meeting started. Although I was not well enough, I was a bit under weather, I told myself to stay mindful about the meeting. The excitement about the meeting and especially, the blessings from Guru helps me be healthy during the meeting.


The topic of the meeting draws me much interest. Most of us in the USA connect Buddhism through meditation. Meditation seems to be attractive for all of us. More importantly, how to understand the nature of meditation and how to practice 24/7. As the teaching or Master Marpa Lotsawa goes “apart from three sessions of practice in the holy space, the yogi practice Dharma uninterruptedly in daily life, like a non-stop flowing river. This is called mind purification that free us from ignorance. Non-distraction means meditation”

 


I enjoyed having the gift of being allowed to “compare notes” and bounce ideas off of one another. We spoke a lot about meditation last night. I have found there are differences in how each of us meditate and finding the way that works best for us individually. It is good to know that what the common misconception of what and how meditation should be practiced isn’t always the best way to achieve bodhicitta if the practice is unable to be completed the way it was instructed. As far as I know Bodhicitta is one of the most important factors for the practitioners on the path of enlightenment. As the saying of the Buddha in Lotus sutra that “all good actions not originating from Bodhicitta are wrong view”. And meditation is only one out of ten activities, meditation is not the most important factor, it is only one of some means to get wisdom and merit. If the practitioners do wrong, and cling to meditation only, they cannot develop the wisdom and bodhicitta, how can they get free from sufferings? What we need is the right methods, the easy and effective methods to move forward on the path of enlightenment.

This was a relief to me. With many medical issues it can be difficult for me to do walking and sitting meditation in those two methods for me personally. But I am able to meditate and pray with each thing I do, integrating all daily activities with practicing Dharma through 16 prayers guided by Guru in the goal of enlightenment and benefit all sentient beings. Some easy prayers like as follows:

When drinking, pray that “may all sentient beings absorb the Buddha’s amrita
When close the door, pray that “may all sentient beings close the door of the lower realms….
I have realized how easy (besides my memory issues) it is to meditate and pray all day with every little or big thing I do. I was even given wonderful suggestions from Robert Clayton how to assist myself with the memory issues. Thank you, Robert.

I appreciate everyone attending last night and sharing when they were able. I look forward to meeting with these other learners at our next meeting. I learned a lot about dharma and about those I am learning with.

Tantra Amishuta

Thank you for allowing these meetings to be blessed by you.
May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings.
May all sentient being attain the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.
May covid 19 pandemic end soon.
Om mani padmne hum

Sincerely,
Your devoted learners,
Tantra Amishuta


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  1. Tantra Aradhana (USA) says:

    Tantra Amishuta
    For this wonderful meeting sorry don’t speak much I am more of the kinda of people that learn’s more my listening but I did get lot from it all the different ways to meditate and you don’t necessarily need to sit and be on your knees to do that and loved learning about reciting mantra more as well it was a very nice to see everyone as well can’t wait for the next one I do enjoy them and loved the classes as well and please stay safe out there let keep praying for covid-19 to end soon

    Thank you
    Tantra Aradhana
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. Boying Bagz Baguio says:

    Congratulations!
    It was indeed a successful sessions. Hoping for more productive meetings.
    May all of us be well and safe.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Nguyên Thành
    Nguyên Thành says:

    Dear disciples and learners!

    This is an unforgettable day for me too! I understood it was so difficult to organize this event! I know that all you have got a little time but you have putted in a lot of time on that meeting! I accepted your efforts like devotion for Guru. I was glad to your enjoying with sharing things and feelings about meditation of Pure Mind Yoga in Tantra House Mat gia Song Nguyen. I was deeply moved by Tantra Amishuta’s feeling:couldn’t sleep before starting of this even. I understood that thanks to Tantra Mahacitta, Tantra Ladhisha, Tantra Lanidha, Tantra Mishitara, Tantra Himataru, Tantra Shumicitta, Tantra Kasumahiru, and other disciples, this meeting was well started and finish. In short, all you made me delighted. I hope it would lead to a basis for next time. Thank you very much! Om mani padme hum!

    Your Guru: Thinley- Nguyen Thanh

  4. Hafiz (Iraq 🇮🇶) says:

    Thank you holly guru
    I have presented in class some time were Mr. Violet se was wonderful who reach the Buddha teachings for us .. so I listeneto to her carefully
    She make make us enjoy lesson
    Thanks again for high efforts

  5. Ockert Lotriet says:

    Mind purification releases us from ignorance! Meditation is not only part of the spiritual path. Meditation brings wisdom I need to follow. True words I can apply in my life. Thank you.

    • Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm
      Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm says:

      Dear Guru!
      How delighted I am when I read this article. Thanks to Guru’s compassion and widom, the first online Dhrama meeting of the US Sangha was complete success. The Tantra Amishuta’shares make me happy and moved because under the care of Guru, the special meeting conected people who are far away in US to praise Dhrama. I am aware of that it was not easy to organize this event. I also understand that the advantages of Thanh Tri yoga helps learners not only practice easily but also gain extremely benifits.
      May Thanh Tri yoga spread everywhere to all predestined beings.
      May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.
      Mấy sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
      May Covid pademic soon come to an end.
      Om Mani Padme Hum

      • Nguyên Thành
        Nguyên Thành says:

        Yes, I am also glad to see even in times of global crisis, my disciples and learners are still being benefited because of the flexibility of Pure Mind Yoga.

  6. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I must thank you again for the blessings you have bestowed on us and for approving our meetings in Dharma practice and discussions. Thank you to all of the learners for being in the meeting whether you shared or not. Thank You Robert for heading up the meeting. It was so good to have all of us together to compare our ways and understanding of learning Dharma and I look forward to each new meeting May all be well for the sake of all sentient beings and may all sentient beings find their way to the path of liberation. Holy Guru, this is becuase of your grace and love we are able to do this. Thank you again.
    Om Mani pandme hum

  7. Tantra Kasumahiru (Lee Samuel America) says:

    Happy to all comments…I was very encouraged by the group sharing. I am grateful to Guru for presenting Lotus Walking, it has become an important part of my personal practice…Whether sitting, walking, eating or singing…these activities with the Right thought can be Enlightening…Whether we call it contemplating or meditating, my teachers have pointed me to the space between thought and the longer I stay in that space the meaningful any activity becomes. May all Brothers and Sisters meet in the space between thought. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I hope you were motivated to learn more on chanhtuduy.com. I look forward to reading your comments more frequently!

  8. paul yawney says:

    Tantra Amishuta, what a great first meeting. Great to see many in attendance. here in Canada the places to study Buddhism are far and few. I live in a small town and would have to travel a fair distance The Teachings of Guru with the help of violet has helped immensely as I stated in meeting We are lay people learning to incorporate Buddhism in our Daily lives It will get easier. As with all things it takes time to get it right carry on daily. may co-vid end soon . I look forward to next meeting. OM MANI PADME HUM.
    Tantra Himataru

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! So you don’t need to travel at all to approach Buddhist teachings. You can stay at your place reading my teachings, and participating in Dharma meetings with other Dharma brothers, isn’t it great?

  9. Tantraupatissa (India) says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article written by Tantra Amishuta.
    After reading this article I feel so blessed reading some of the daily practices mentioned here. All the dharma brother’s are really blessed to join this online dharma meet and express their feelings.

    May Guru live long to uphold Dharma.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May pandemic situation of Covid 19 come to an end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  10. Cao Diệu Mật Thủy
    Cao Diệu Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Guru,
    I enjoy the good news that the online meeting of Song Nguyen Tantra House in the USA has been completed successfully. I’m impressed to see the Zoom meeting’s screen on that day full of bright and cheerful faces of our dharma brothers there who had been so eager to attend so that they couldn’t sleep. It’s the blessing of Guru that we have a true dharma home under Song Nguyen Tantra house, having true companions on the path to liberation. May the spirit of harmony and Guru devotion of this meeting will last forever and spread to each of us of Song Nguyen Tantra house wherever it is.
    Thank you Guru for guiding us.
    Thanks Tantra Amishuta for your sharing, which inspires my day.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end soon.
    Om mani padme hum.

  11. Liam says:

    I look forward to attending the meeting this weekend. I am looking forward to learning more about Buddhism.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I would recommend you to read more articles on chanhtuduy.com, you will gradually learn more about Buddhism from those. I hope you have a great learning time!

  12. Tantra Suramitra says:

    Venerable Guru.
    My name is Tantra Suramitra.
    How wonderful it is to hear such nice comments, and devotion fro. Ours Brother’s and Sister’s far away apart, but very close with the Dharma practice. It’s wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    OM MANI PADME HUM
    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏♥️🙏

  13. Nguyễn Huỳnh Ngọc Ngân
    Nguyễn Huỳnh Ngọc Ngân says:

    Dear Guru
    I’m Mat Huyen Thanh, I have read Tantra Amishuta’s letter.
    I’m verry happy when Song Nguyen Tantra House in the USA had the first online Dharma’s meeting.
    I’m verry happy that they can meet, study Dharma, practice Dharma together, and share their own experiences in the USA where Buddhism is not the main practice for US citizens.
    I’m pray for Guru’s heathly and long live cause sentient’s benefit.
    I’m pray for sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    I’m pray covid will end soon
    Om ah hum

  14. Mật Tú Viên
    Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Tantra Amishuta!
    I’m happy to read your letter.
    I am glad to know that you had an unforgettable day when you were able to join the online meeting and discuss meditation with Dharma brothers. I feel that how happy it is to meet and accompany people who are walking on the same path, with the same ultimate goal of Enlightenment and Liberation.
    I thank Guru for always caring and teaching us.
    Thank you Tantra Amishuta for sharing your thoughts and feelings.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid 19 will be end soon and the suffering of sentient beings will be eased.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Cao Diệu Tuyết Hoa
    Cao Diệu Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    Dear Tantra Amishuta,
    Thank you so much for your sharing the happy and the devotion towards Guru when you join in the first Dharma’ meeting and learned more Dharma.
    Through this post, I am delighted to know you understand how to the nature of mediation and how to practice 24/7 based on the 16 prayers guide by Guru as the Master Marpa Lotsawa’ teaching “ Apart from three sessions of practice in the holy space, the yogi practice Dharma uninterruptedly in daily life, like a non-stop flowing river. This is called mind purification that free us ignorance. Non-distraction means the meditation”. It is easy than more traditional meditation and suitable for your health. This is also the effective from Pure Mind Yoga of Guru give one who have a chance to join on the way to the Liberation city. I am grateful to Guru.
    May Guru live long and have good health for all the sake of sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid 19 will be end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  16. Mật Khánh Ngân says:

    Dear Tantra Amishuta,
    I’m happy to read your letter “Have finished the first Dharma’s meeting: AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY”. I am so joyful with your sharing and feelings.
    It can’t be denied that this is “an unforgettable day” with not only Dharma brothers of Song Nguyen Tantra House in USA but also with all leaners and practioners of Song Nguyen Tantra House in Vietnam and in other countries in the recent hard time. I understand that, in order to have the first Dharma’s meeting in USA successfully from the beginning to the end, all of you have to spend much efforts and especially the blessing of the Guru. I am also very happy and moved with your sharing about the meditation of Pure Mind Yoga of Song Nguyen Tantra House. Thank you for your sharing and may your all wishes come true.
    Thanks to the Guru for your wisdom, bodhicitta and caring so that letting us to learn and practice Pure Mind Yoga which bring us great benefits.
    May the Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
    Hanoi, 7th Sep 2021.

  17. Cao Diệu Giác Đăng says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article.

    Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I am delighted to read your sharing with full of joyfulness, happiness and devotion towards Guru, about such an unforgettable event – the first dharma meeting of Thanh Tri Institute U.S Sangha. I am touched when knowing you had a sleepless night because of excitement and despite not good health’status, you did fully enjoy the meeting thanks to Guru’s blessings. I am happy for you and agree with you, when we have chances to join the Dharma home built by compassionate Guru, there will be no distance wherever we are. That’s such a huge fortunate for each of us to meet and follow Guru’s guidance in daily dharma practicing through flexibly and effectively right methods so that we can remove all barriers, obstructions and pressures to move forward on the path lead to liberation city. May all of us always cherish and do not waste this precious opportunity. Thank you for your writing.

    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the covid 19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  18. Mật Phước
    Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    I am delighted to read Tantra Amishuta’s sharing about an unforgettable day after have finished the first Dharma’s meeting.
    Thank you so much, Tantra Amishuta, for your sharing.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  19. Tantra Dharma Sunyata says:

    Dear Holy Guru,.
    Permit me to comment on this letter by Tantra Amishutra titled:Have finished the First Dharma Meeting:An Unforgettable Day.
    1.The day was 29 th August,2021.The country was USS.
    2.This was the First on-line meeting of the USA Sangha recently approved and supervised by our beloved Guru.
    3.Tantra Amishutra’s excitement is unimpeded as she asked Violet to keep reminding her of the date and time of the meeting.
    4.Our Dharma friend was extremely delighted to be involved in learning the ropes of Meditation even from a distance.
    4She enjoyed the interaction and the opportunity to compare notes on such topics as Buddhichitta and Meditation.
    5.She appreciated the importance of Meditation as one of the ten ways to earn Merits.
    6.She appreciated further that Meditation without Buddhichitta would be inhibited and that it is important to conform to Right Meditation.
    7.Nevertheless, because of her rigorous daily routine, she said that she might not be disposed to practice sitting and standing Meditation.Instead,she would Integrate and weave in Meditation in all her daily 24 – hour activities.
    8.An examples of such integrations she opined that when drinking she would utter:May all sentient beings absorb Buddha’s amrita
    Similarly,when closing a door she would utter: May all sentient beings close the door of the Lower Realms.

    On the whole,the author was grateful to the Guru for putting this Sangha in place.She is both excited and enthusiastic.
    I join to congratulate our Holy Guru,to congratulate Violet the moderator, to congratulate Tantra Amishutra.
    I may add , nevertheless,that not much would be lost if she practices the sitting Meditation thirty minutes in the morning and similarly as last thing before going to bed.Such is the path to perfection in Meditation.
    I sincerely hope that before long a Sangha will be established by our Guru in Nigeria.
    May the Guru ever continue to enjoy good health coupled with Long Life for service to all sentient beings.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment that is structured in a coherent manner as always. You can just pick up an angle that you found the most impressive to you and elaborate on that point. It will make it easier for you each time you read and comment, as well as to remember the learned lesson for a long time, as it gives you a strong impression. I just added that such meditation for 30 mins in the morning or in the night is not any kind of practice in Song Nguyen Tantra House, and it does not reflect the true meaning of meditation, which is non-stop like a flowing river. I also hope that there will be more and more learners from Nigeria, and you will be able to experience this kind of Dharma meeting at that time. May you learn and benefit more by diligently reading on chanhtuduy.com.

      • Tantra Dharma Sunyata says:

        Dear Holy Guru.
        I am deeply honored by your informative reply.I now know that meditation is a 24/7 affair.I also appreciate your recommendation to me on how to pick points of interest in the articles for my comments.
        Om Mani Padme Hum

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