Apr 11, 2014
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast -- Dharma Flowing from the
Ocean of Peace.
This week we are lucky to share a talk given by Brother Phap Hoi
and translated by Sister Khanh Nghiem. Our brother poses an
important question to us, "What is the essence of your spiritual
practice?" He gives examples of Vietnamese traditions that,
over the course of time, have lost the beauty and essence of their
original intent. If we are not mindful, we can get caught up
in the form and appearance of our spiritual practice and forget the
essence that lies beneath. Brother Phap Hoi reminds us that
just because we are there at the monastery does not mean that we
have ever truly set foot in a monastery. Let us let go
of our ideas about our practice, and just practice.
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Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.