Meditation and Buddhist Studies at the Barn

 

I pay homage to the guru, suffused with grace.

Please grant your blessings.

Please help me, a beggar, to practice.

 

Although you children, members of the current generation,

live in towns infested with negativity,

the dharmic connection remains.

Having heard the Buddha’s teaching

you sought me out-

this will keep you on the path.

By constantly accumulating merit you will get more devoted.

Blessings will enter your being

and the two kinds of realization will grow.

 

But even if you do all of this,

it’s not much help unless you reach full attainment.

I tell you this out of compassion.

Listen closely, my young friends.

When you’re alone,

do not think about the entertainment available back in twon,

or the maras will appear in your mind.

Then inward, and you’ll find the way.

 

When you meditate, apply patience, and hard work.

Contemplate the problematic nature of…

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