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The 5th Nikāya Retreat

Update: 11/04/2021
Junior Ven. Thich Minh Thanh, Abbot Linh Quy Phap An instructed the 5th Nikāya Retreat at the 1th floor of Dharma-Wheel Building of Hoang Phap Pagoda for all practitioners on April 11th, 2021.
 

The 5th Nikāya Retreat

 

Practitioners performed the rituals as paying homage to the Three Jewels, announcing rules, meditation with a compassionate mind before listening to the dharma.

To the sutra named Advice to Rahula at Ambalatthika, the Ven. guided the practice of meditation on body identification. The true nature of this body is the four elements (earth, water, wind, fire). However, we always recognize this body as me, mine, ... and then create a lot of suffering for ourselves, creating many negative karma for bad retribution later.

Let us be mindful, aware of the feelings of happiness and sadness, and the hatred makes us suffer  more and more suffering. This life is short; human life  is fragile, small! So, we should practice loving ourselves, not attach to anything to create karma. We  should dwell in Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, and Abandon to eliminate anger and suffering; Should observe impurity of body to gainst desires; practice impermanence to let go of self ... After that, the mass practice loving kindness together and prostrate to the names four Buddhas in the Three Jewels.

After the period of metta meditation in the afternoon, it is instruction about cultivation and explanations of practice problems.

At the end of the day, the mass together paid homage to the virtue Sariputra Saint and dedicated merit.

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