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​Start Your Buddhist Cultivation with Regular Practice

To do regular practice is to set aside a fixed  period each day to do the same practice, such as reciting a sutra, sitting in meditation, and prostrating to the Buddha. Regular practice helps us maintain a calm and peaceful body and mind. As a daily reminder, regular practice is the best way for Buddhist practitioners to hone their cultivation. There are many different kinds of regular practice. Beginners can find the time and arrange the content best suited to their schedules. The ...

​What Introductory Practices are Available for Working People?

It is better to conduct regular practices with fixed contents and duration. If we are too busy to set specific practice periods we can conduct our practice based on a fixed number of times, such as recitation of Buddha's name or a mantra. Beginners can make a vow and set a goal first. For example, they can recite the Great Compassion Mantra 21 times or the name of Guanyin Bodhisattva 3000 times per day. We can practice reciting whole-heartedly during our spare time when we are riding t...

​Carry out Daily Dharma Practice However Busy We Are

Living in modern society, we have been so busy paddling in the whirl and turmoil of busy daily life that over time we hardly notice our deeply ingrained self-centeredness. When we don't reach agreements with others, our emotional state can be easily influenced and we may thus commit minor indiscretions. Clearly, finding a way to maintain peace of mind is essential for everyone.       Buddhists rely on regular daily practices, such as sutra recitation, prostration, up...