2012 觀行禪修營 & 修行心得

北宋元照大師云,「若夫窮萬法之源,考諸佛之修證,莫若止觀」,故知「止」、「觀」二者為學佛者修行證道之不二法門。

    繼2011年的楞嚴禪修營,美國太谷精舍今年四月十四日至四日二十日再度舉辦以「止」、「觀」為研修重點的觀行禪修營。計有來自美國各精舍及夏威夷、丹佛等地的共七十四位學員參加。


    此次禪修觀行營,秉持 導師惟覺老和尚指導的「福德、教理、禪定」三環一體修行理念,將課程活動分成聽經聞法(教理)、出坡(福德),及打坐(禪定)三大主軸。

    在教理部分,住持法師依據天台智者大師所著的《修習止觀坐禪法要》,依次講解修行止觀應具備的條件(具緣、棄蓋、調和),及修習的次第(方便行、正修行、 善根發、覺魔、治病及證果)。為幫助學員能儘快進入最佳狀態,住持法師在第一天便先講解如何調整身心息(調和) ,及定慧等持(方便行)的重要性。此外,住持法師也詳細講觧「坐中修止觀」及歷境隨緣的止觀法門,以期學員除了在坐禪時能時時正念現前,處處作主,更能把 禪法落實於日常生活中。

    為了使學員體驗動中禪,課程也安排學員每天中午飯後福慧出坡,藉由洗碗、清潔精舍,及整理庭園植物等坡務,既積累自己的福報資糧,也修習歷境隨緣止。

    每天六支香的靜坐,則讓學員能沈澱自己的心念,也能實際運用課堂上學習到的教理。

    在圓滿七天六夜的活動後,學員們對止觀法門的運用,有了更深一層的體認,也對「佛法生活化」的修行之路更具信心

 


居士心得--

 

賴澤銘 (傳澤) 
這是第一次參加七日的禪修營,對於這種止觀的課程,配合禪堂內密集式的禪坐訓練的實踐,覺得受益頗大。


余金蘭 (傳實)   
在學佛道上有更明確的修行指標和道路。獲益良多。無論在打坐和教理上都得到提昇。

馬小冰 (傳圓)   
見穎師父深入的講解,又時時提示要將教義融入日常修行中,讓我們能把佛法與行住坐臥相結合。

藍憶芬 (傳續) 
  
最 大的感想:「相信佛法,心可安住,心回家了」初次參加禪修營,從中收穫很多,不僅在打坐上精進,對止觀法門也有清楚及系統性的了解,可應用於往後的打坐 上。在參悟方面,更是獲益良多。以往住持時常耳提面命我們處事要符合當時的因緣。對此,我感覺上好像懂了,但是還是無法真正應用在生活中。但在禪修營這段 期間,我突然參悟了我執與因緣之間的道理,心情豁然開朗,多年在心中的包袱也因此放下了,也更懂得如何將我執放下,來因應當時的因緣。萬分的感謝與感動。 感謝所有師父與義工們的幫忙,我們才能在此安心的修行。

吳惠玲 (傳慈) 
靜坐之前懺摩對攝心很有幫助。從心而發的懺悔業障,也讓身心清淨,因而減少些打坐時的障礙。而且從此次課程中,學習到如何落實佛法生活化。

甄碧桂 (傳復) 
以前在修行路上摸索,有點洩氣。今次聽完止觀各方便法,開始知道何時該用何法,對修行有了一個方向和增加了信心。

向婷 (傳菁)

不論是靜坐、講課,還是出坡,都很受益,尤其是課程中對止觀與日常生活中結合的講解,及更深入透徹地分析,強調建立對止觀及修行上正確的知見,讓弟子在世間與出世間上有了新的認識。

趙嘉慶 (傳慶)  
 
禪修營前,看佛法如隔了一層毛玻璃,好像看見但有看不清楚,禪修營後,毛玻璃換成了透明玻璃,看得清楚了,但還不是自己的。希望以後能除去玻璃將佛法和自己融為一體,變成佛法的化身。

Alexander Sheh   
The calming & insight text was very helpful for me, especially the teachings in emptiness, which I had only reflected on superficially before. Even though my understanding of emptiness is still not deep, some of the examples & the shifu’s teaching helped me contemplate them better.(especially in action)
I found that when I went home in the evening, I was less attached to my computer and the Internet. I was more able to let them go & to just go to sleep early.
I was more able to deal with boredom and silence, especially when doing tasks like folding the laundry, to be more in the moment and mindful.

Winnie Chu (傳蘊)  
 
The importance of extending calming and insight into daily activities and 6 senses- greater awareness of hindrances and their impact on our action and thoughts. Feel more resolved to practice more diligently and will at least put aside 15 minutes daily for meditation.

Kendall Smith ( 史闊寧 )  
Shifu’s teachings and guidance helped me in deepening my understanding of non-duality, and gave me advice for meditative healing for while I was immediately able to apply. Even though I had many afflictions physically and mentally beginning the retreat, I feel I have new methods or skillful means to address these afflictions, and realize I have elevated my tolerance for pain and control over minds false concept of attachment to the body.


Erica Wong
(黃詩雅)

Definitely, the lecture I have learned a lot during these 7days. Shifu has explained the technique and dharma in a way we all can relate to in a systematic way. I truly appreciate his teaching. I will apply Zen not only in my sitting meditation but also in my activities moment to moment. Last but not least, I will share the calming and insight technique to people around me.

 

 

 

 

 


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