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The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh

Update: 02/09/2019
On Aug. 30th, 2019 (lunar Aug. 1st,the year of the Pig), Tieu Dao Pagoda (Ha Khau, Ha Long, Quang Ninh) organized the One Day Peaceful Retreat for all Buddhists to attend.
 

The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh

 

In response to the invitation  from Junior Ven. Thich Tam Tinh as Abbot of Tieu Dao pagoda, Junior Ven. Thich Thanh Van, Chief of the Secretary Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hoanh Bo District,  came to share a dharma talk with the topic Returning to the True Mind.

The human mind originally has a pure nature, due to contacting six-senses to six objects causes delusion, ignorance, then ones forget mindfulness and awareness. Consequently awareness will also be absent and the true mind will not appear. Thus, mindfulness practicing is the returning to the originally true mind.

To return to the true mind, it is to cultivate selflessness, to use negation to determine through by the four verses of The Sixth Patriarch Hui-Neng which quoted in the Sutra of Dharma-Jewel-Platform:

How unexpected? The self-nature is originally pure in itself.
How unexpected! The self-nature is originally neither produced nor destroyed.
How unexpected! The self nature is originally complete in itself.
How unexpected! The self nature is originally without movement.

Therefore, we will set up the motto of spiritual practice:

1. The true mind is originally is pure, do not attach. If it attaches, that is the attachment of the ego.
2. The true mind originally has not arising and extinction, has not fear. If it  fears, that is the fear of the ego.
3. The true mind is originally the full, do not have desire, if it desires, that is the desire of the ego.
4. The true mind is originally motionless, is often quiet, if it thinks, that is the thinking of the ego.

The main point in the practice is the mind. When the mind deludes and forgets its nature, it becomes distracted, creates the self, and the later is the ignorant one. When the mind is enlightened, aware, renouncing the defilement one, finding the nature, the mind becomes the true mind. Hence, the Master advised the mass have to learn to memorize the nature, to remember the virtues of the true mind and apply it immediately in daily life, then it will certainly eliminate negativity. Remembering that the nature means mindfulness, to live with the boss, to the true mind, to the Buddha nature, and to eliminate the self at the same time.

Next, it is the repentant time led by the Master in charge.

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The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh
The peaceful Retreat at Tieu Dao pagoda - Quang Ninh

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