Bodhichitta is the intent or aspiration to gain enlightenment to benefit all sentient beings. Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word. Bodhi means wisdom, and Chitta means heart/mind; thus it stands for a heart/mind full of wisdom. This wisdom is that we want to rediscover our True Self/Reiki so that we can help others to rediscover their True Self/Reiki.
Frans Stiene recently gave a guided meditation at the Sydney Gay Meditation talk. You can listen here.
I was walking in the arena in my walking meditation, Roman (my horse) came in from the pasture and began to walk behind me, Belle (dog) was walking behind Roman and Pretzel and Buzzy (cats) were following on the top rail. I smiled at the sight of us and thought how blessed I am. I am so happy that Roman has joined me now several times when I go out for my meditations and walking
This article is a rendering of a chapter in the book, 古寺巡礼 Old Temple Pilgrimage, Kyoto, by 信楽 香仁 Shigaraki Konin, 貫主 Abbess of 鞍馬寺 Kurama Dera, 2007, pp 81-94. Presented by Okunomichi with the permission of the Abbess and the anonymous translators
Whatever we resist, persists in our experience.
Say I have an expectation of having a great relaxing weekend. Just a simple, probably well-deserved, little wish, a little expectation.
Listen to this one-hour interview with Frans Stiene as he is interviewed on the subject of Reiki is Meditation by Violet Rose on her BlogTalkRadio program.
As I share and teach more, I see that most people think that meditation is about serenity, about bliss. And even those who practice some sort of meditation for many years, actively try to escape from their reality and “bliss out” in meditation.
If you meditate to bliss out, you might want to look a little closer at why you are doing what you are doing, and if that is really getting you anywhere in living life.
Let me explain myself here.
In studying for a recent reiki training for yoga teachers I found an interesting correlation between reiki and yoga that I would like to share with you. I have taught reiki as part of a teaching program for a number of years. Typically I teach it as a supplement to the yoga as almost an extra thing that the teachers have to add to their classes, but this year I taught yogic principles along with the reiki principles and saw how well they relate. I wasn’t teaching this year as a supplement to the yoga training but how reiki training is yogic in itself.