What we're about

We are practicing here the ancient non-sectarian meditation technique of Vipassana taught by Gautama the Buddha. All are welcome without any discrimination.

Schedule
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Day - Every Friday

Time - 8.30 pm /9.30 pm
Venue - Buddhi Vihara
Address - 402, Knowles Ave, Santa Clara, 95050, CA, USA. Place - Buddhi Vihara, 402, Knowles Ave, Santa Clara, 95050, CA

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Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Insight Talk (Enemies of Meditation - 05)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Breathing Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles ========================================== • Enemy 05 -DOUBT ================ It is said that Doubt, as one of the hindrances, is the most dangerous of the hindrances, as it is the one that can cause a person to give up their practice. We can have doubt in our ability to practice or doubt of the  practice or the teachings. It’s a state of indecision, of vacillation, that doesn’t allow us to fully apply ourselves, causes us to hold back, to get lost in discursive thinking. Doubt interrupts the gathering of data with premature questions; it interferes with the process of seeing. Doubt can question one's own ability "Can I do this?", or question the method "Is this the right way?” Even, “How am I doing?” Such questions are obstacles to meditation because they are asked at the wrong time and thus become an obstacle, obscuring one's clarity. Doubt is not productive or useful, it drains us or disconnects us. It keeps us unwilling to apply ourselves. “To have doubt about mindfulness, of the value and importance of just being mindful, borders on having doubt about the value of being present for life in general, because mindfulness and being present for life is the same thing.” ~ Gil Fronsdal • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Insight Talk (Right Action)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • RIGHT ACTION ++++++++++++++ Right action aims at promoting moral, honorable, and peaceful conduct. It admonishes us that we should abstain from destroying life, from stealing, from dishonest dealings, from illegitimate sexual intercourse, and that we should also help others to lead a peaceful and honorable life in the right way. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Insight Talk (Right Action)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • RIGHT ACTION ++++++++++++++ Right action aims at promoting moral, honorable, and peaceful conduct. It admonishes us that we should abstain from destroying life, from stealing, from dishonest dealings, from illegitimate sexual intercourse, and that we should also help others to lead a peaceful and honorable life in the right way. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

Meditation, Spiritual Chanting & Insight Talk (Right Action)

Schedule ----------- 8.20 Welcome Tea 8.30 Paying Gratefulness Stanzas 8.40 Guidance to Loving Kindness Meditation 8.45 Meditation Time 9.20 Loving Kindness Chanting 9.30 Lecture on Meditation Technique 9.45 Farewell with smiles • RIGHT ACTION ++++++++++++++ Right action aims at promoting moral, honorable, and peaceful conduct. It admonishes us that we should abstain from destroying life, from stealing, from dishonest dealings, from illegitimate sexual intercourse, and that we should also help others to lead a peaceful and honorable life in the right way. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know # Be on time. # Dress modestly. # Switch off or silence your mobile phone within the meditation time.

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