NASBA Fellowship Manual

Element III: Meditation

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Element III: Meditation
Element IV: Prayer or Responsive Reading
Element V: Chanting
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A) VOICE MEDITATION (Optional)

 

(This following 2 voice or chant practices are an effective way to calm the mind, just before you practice sitting meditation. Chant just one of the following popular mantras (3x) one syllable at a time)

 

 

OM MANI PADME HUM

the Prayer of Compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

 

 

Everyone:                          OM MA NI PAD ME HUM

 

 

 

 

OM AMI DEVA HRIH:

The Prayer of Infinite Life of Buddha Amida

 

Everyone:                          OM A MI DE VA HRIH

 

 

 

B) QUIET SITTING MEDITATION

 

Practice Zazen or Vipassana (quiet sitting meditation) approx. 5-15 minutes . This a good way to just calm the mind, creating a lucid mental environment, in order to deeply hear the transformative light of Life itself, and to ultimately prepare yourself to chant the Juseige and Nembutsu chants.                                   

To listen to a recording of a BFF gathering using Om Mani Padme Hum.
 

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