The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing | Song by Plum Village sisters, Uploaded 2020 11 02
- The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing | Song by Plum Village sisters, Uploaded 2020 11 02
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“Mindfulness of breathing is the great vehicle used by the Buddhas to save beings who are drifting and sinking in the ocean of suffering.”
- "Preface to the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing", Master Tang Hoi.
This quote comes from an ancient text dating from the third century C.E., written by the father of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism, Master Tang Hoi. In our own time, mindfulness of breathing is becoming more and more widely embraced and practiced. It is not a Buddhist practice alone. It is accessible and of benefit to practitioners of any spiritual path or those who do not identify with any formal or established spiritual path.
Words from the sutra "Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing" (Anapanasati Sutta, MN 118, https://plumvillage.org/sutra/discourse-on-the-full-awareness-of-breathing/),
and a Metta Meditation by the Plum Village Sisters
Music by Sr. Trang Hieu Duc
Sung by Plum Village sisters
May I be aware of my breath at all time.
May my body be peaceful and relax
May my steps be gentle and ease
my eyes be compassionate
As an offering to oneself, my parents and my beloved one.
May my feelings be peaceful and calm
May my heart and minds be fresh, light and in harmony.
May joy & happiness be cultivated.
As an offering to oneself, to my teacher and friends & to the creature that support my life.
May my mind be quite, awake and clear.
May my mind always be directed to a wholesome ways.
May I keep my concentration on the beauty of life, to see the wisdom of life.
As an offering to oneself, to every wish of the people and to the calling of the world.
With lightness, may I always be aware of the impermanence of all that is.
May I be free from craving and aversion.
May I dwell in equamimity and love,
May mother earth be at peace and continue to offer her love & beauty. To forgive and embrace.
As an offering to oneself, to the land of 3 jewels and to the entire cosmos.
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