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Audio Download: Mindful Relationships with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

MR-Sing Lama Marut and Cindy Lee recently gave a series of three talks on Mindful Relationships: exploring how to apply spiritual principles to our relationships so as to maximize the rewarding aspects and minimize the difficulties.

The talks are structured around “beginning,” “maintaining and deepening,” and “letting go” of holding too tightly to our close connections with others. In this series, they also focused on cultivating the qualities outlined in a practice called the “Six Perfections.” 

To download the audio files from the first Session, please follow this link: http://siddha-songs.com/downloads/mindful-relationships/

More audio files will be up soon!

Starting 10 Nov 2014 – The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution

PCGS-CnA​Chuck and Angie, who have studied with Lama Marut over the last few years, will share this four-class Beginner Level Middle Way course, which lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path.  Recognizing the problems of a non-spiritual life; taking responsibility for one’s own well-being; the possibility of an alternative to a life of suffering and victimhood; and the basics of a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness.

Dates: Mondays – November 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st

Time 7.30-9.30pm

Venue: ​51b, Temple St, 2nd floor, Singapore 58596

Cost is free but registration is required, at info@asc-sg.org

#23 May 2014 – An Ethical Journey

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An Ethical Journey

As I grow in my understanding of Buddhism, I often wonder if Buddhism is a religion, a philosophy or a way of life? I have asked trusted spiritual friends and religious teachers, garnering a variety of sound, insightful perspectives.

Amidst different perspectives, the path is clear. There is a strong commitment amongst all to live ethically in accordance to the silas (virtues or morality) of right speech, right action and right livelihood.  The Dhammapada puts it simply -“Do no evil, Do good, Purify the mind; This is the teaching of all Buddhas.”

It’s seems straightforward and easy, but so often I catch myself thinking in ways that may not be wholesome; speaking impatiently or responding in an untimely manner. The guide to perfection of ethical living hence provides the much-needed discipline for me to train the mind to be free of the fires of greed, aversion and delusion. And with these teachings, I find myself more confident to navigate this spiritual path, for many more years to come.

Happy Vesak Day!

Jyn

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FINAL THOUGHTS

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

~ Albert Camus

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