Daily Practice Outline


Updated: 16 October 2016

  • Morning chanting of refuges, precepts, reflections & aspirations.
  • 2 hours of formal seated and walking meditation.
  • 1000 repetitions of ” Namo Buddhaya” mantra
  • 36 prostrations to the Lord Buddha
  • Listen to a Dhamma talk.
  • Read a verse of Buddha Vacana.
  • Post here with an issue related to my practice of the Dhamma.

Updated: 1 August 2015


Updated: 10 November 2013

  • Buddha Vandana | Tisarana | Eight Lifetime Precepts
  • (Morning) 10 minutes of Walking Meditation
  • (Morning)10  minutes of shikantaza/silent illumination
  • (Morning)35 minutes of anapanasati.
  • Listen to a Dhamma talk.
  • Read a verse of the Buddha Vacana.
  • Post here with an issue related to my practice of the Dhamma.
  • Give to whoever asks during the course of the day.
  • (Evening) 15-minute brahma-vihara or heart practice meditation.
  • (Evening) 5 minutes of maranasati
  • Chant the Karaniya Metta Sutta or the Maranasati verses in Daily Dhamma Practice

In addition, I have made two aditthana that I will include here:

Aditthana 1: I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame lust.

Aditthana 2:  I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame hatred.

This is the compilation of suttas, parittas and recollections I created some time ago and use everyday and is available as a free downloadable PDF: Daily Dhamma Practice

You can also find it here: Daily Dhamma Practice


Updated: 30 July 2013

In addition, I have made three aditthana that I will include here:

Aditthana 1: I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame lust.

Aditthana 2:  I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame hatred.

Aditthana 3: I will not eat after 8pm.

This is the compilation of suttas, parittas and recollections I created some time ago and use everyday and is available as a free downloadable PDF: Daily Dhamma Practice

You can also find it here: Daily Dhamma Practice


Updated: 17 April 2013

  • Buddha Vandana | Tisarana | Eight Lifetime Precepts | 5 Subjects for Frequent Recollection
  • 10 minute grounding meditation before using any media in the morning.
  • 45 minute formal, seated anapanasati in the morning
  • Listen to a Dhamma talk
  • Read a verse of the Buddha Vacana.
  • Post here with an issue related to my practice of the Dhamma
  • Use my mala while commuting or walking outside to internally repeat the one of the traditional metta phrases.
    Aham sukhito homi (May I be happy.)
    Niddukkho homi (May I be free from stress and pain.)
    Avero homi (May I be free from animosity.)
    Abyapajjho homi (May I free from oppression.)
    Anigho homi (May I be free from trouble.)
    Sukhi attanam pariharami (May I look after myself with ease.)
  • Give to whoever asks during the course of the day.
  • 5-minute walking meditation.
  • 25-minute metta bhavana using the traditional phrases above.
  • Chant the complete  Dhammacakkappavattana sutta each night until I memorize it. I will use the Dhammaruwan version for this purpose. The full text can be found here: http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Short-Pieces/Dhammacakkappavattanasuttam.htm

In addition, I have made three aditthana that I will include here:

Aditthana 1: I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame lust.

Aditthana 2:  I will not intentionally view any images or otherwise expose myself to any media that inflame hatred.

Aditthana 3: I will not eat after 8pm.

This is the compilation of suttas, parittas and recollections I created some time ago and use everyday and is available as a free downloadable PDF: Daily Dhamma Practice

You can also find it here: Daily Dhamma Practice


Updated: 5 January 2013

This is the compilation of suttas, parittas and recollections I created some time ago and use everyday and is available as a free downloadable PDF: Daily Dhamma Practice

You can also find it here: Daily Dhamma Practice


15 November 2012

  • Buddha Vandana | Tisarana | Bodhicari Precepts | 5 Subjects for Frequent Recollection
  • 36 full prostrations
  • Cultivate the brahma viharas during a morning seated meditation
  • Listen to a Dhamma talk
  • Read a chapter of the Dhammapada
  • Post here in this blog on the topic of the brahma viharas
  • Use my mala while commuting or walking outside to internally repeat the mantra “metta-karuna-mudita-upekkha“
  • Radiate loving-kindness to all beings that I come across during the day and returning to the above mantra when I find myself with idle time (which is rare)
  • Give to whoever asks during the course of the day
  • Chant verses of loving-kindness and parittas in the evening and do at least 15 minute formal seated meditation

This is the compilation of suttas, parittas and recollections I created some time ago and use everyday and is available as a free downloadable PDF: Daily Dhamma Practice

You can also find it here: Daily Dhamma Practice


Buddha Vandana

Tisarana

Bodhicari Precepts

5 Subjects for Frequent Recollection

45 minutes of metta bhavana (Dhammasukha method)

27 full prostrations

15 minutes of shikantaza

35 anapanasati

15 minutes of kayanupassana

Responses

  1. Hi, can you please tell me what is “Brahma” in whole and what it means in a simple language

    • I wish it were a simple question. In the case of brahma vihara it means” Divine”.


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