Sep 2, 2021

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Letter from America: Thoughts on our first US sangha meeting

Dear Holy Guru,

The first US Sangha meeting is in the books.  I am writing to you to share some of my thoughts on our first meeting with you.  First, I want to thank you for all your teachings and for making this US group possible.  The fruits of your labor are visible when I listen to our dharma friends speak of how your six spiritual methods have influenced their lives.  I extend much honor and gratitude towards you, my teacher, my Guru. I am also happy with the presence of about 37 dharma friends who made a good contribution for the success of our first meeting with the blessings of Guru. I am delighted to meet many dharma friends again.

Tantra Mahacitta – Robert Clayton Jr.

Public speaking, giving presentations, and leading seminars and group meetings are not new to me. I have had quite a bit of experience with public speaking in my younger days while working in different careers than I have now.  However, whether the crowed was small or large, they were always done live and in-person.  So, I feel I should begin by saying that I found leading a group meeting online using zoom put me out of my comfort zone and I found it a little stressful at first.  And I miss being able to look around a room and read people’s body language.  I feel that I probably missed hearing from some people who probably had some valuable input for the discussion.  However, the internet and meeting software like zoom allows people from large geographical areas to meet easily and conveniently. Online meetings also offer a level of safety during this time of pandemic. Despite my initial unease with online meetings, I feel very blessed to have this technology available.  I look forward to future meetings and know we all will adapt and find success with our online meetings.

For our first meeting we discussed the topic of meditation along with how to meditate 24/7.  I personally wanted to cover this topic first because I have found that we, in the US, typically have a very misinformed view of meditation.  For readers who are not from the US, it should be noted that meditation and concentration is not taught in our schools.  With very few exceptions, it is not taught at home either.  Therefore, meditation is not always understood well by Americans.  Our discussion began with an invitation to share experiences with meditation in general.  This quickly revealed some of the misinformed views of meditation including seeing meditation generally as something someone did on a meditation matt, sitting in the Lotus position for hours.

As our discussion revealed, this view of meditation has a few drawbacks.  First, we don’t live in a Monastery with virtually unlimited time to sit for hours each day. We are busy lay people with families, jobs, and numerous activities and obligations.  Finding 20 minutes in a day to sit and meditate can be difficult, let alone hours. Another, and a more important, drawback also came up in the discussion. Even when we do find 20 minutes or an hour to sit and meditate, what we experience on the mediation cushion doesn’t last.  We sit, we get peaceful, we become aware and connected, then we stand up and we engage in our busy hectic life, and we find ourselves uncentered, unconnected, anxious, depressed, etc. etc.  Finally, for a lay person taking care of family, career, and the rest of life, finding time to meditate like a monk can also start to feel like just another chore.

This then allowed us to see the remarkable wisdom in Guru’s teachings.  Guru has provided us with six spiritual practices that fit our busy lives.  First, we had to clear up just what meditation was. As we learned in our class with Violet, meditation is non-distraction. No fancy postures, no intrusive time constraints, just non-distraction.  This allowed us to discuss how meditation could be done anywhere at any time.  It also allowed for a wonderful discussion on the Lotus Walking Dharani and the 16 prayers for daily activities as taught by Guru.

Guru has provided us with six spiritual practices that fit our busy lives.

Tantra Amishuta shared her difficulties in practicing meditation with sitting still and she had trouble with walking. Therefore, meditation on Bodhicitta is the best solution for her to practice Dharma. She also recommended that we should frequently read and comment on chanhtuduy.com for developing wisdom and merit. She is grateful to meet Guru and get the blessings from him.

Tantra Lanidha

Tantra Lanidha joined our discussion. I always enjoy his involvement as he is a wonderful encourager. He wonderful way of making people feel free and OK with having the thoughts, views and feelings that they share. He also shared how enjoyable and important practicing Dharma can become, if one gives it time. He also pointed out how having bad thoughts can cause discouragement. And Tantra Mishitara, Tantra Himataru, Tantra Shumicitta, Tantra Kasumahiru and other dharma friends shared their own experiences within the joyful dharma atmosphere.

Cao Dieu Nhat Nguyen

One of our attendees, Tri (Cao Dieu Nhat Nguyen), offered what, for me, was very helpful information and unique way of viewing Guru’s spiritual practices. As I mentioned above, one of the issues for a lay person in scheduling a time to meditate and sitting for a length of time each day is that it can become more of a chore than it is liberating.  Tri skillfully pointed out that Guru has invented a method to meditate 24/7 by taking meditation from being a chore and making our chores into a meditation.  I thought this was wonderfully insightful and helpful.  We quickly discovered how a lay person, just like us, could use Guru’s techniques like the 16 prayers and Lotus Walking Dharani and meditate and develop merit throughout or day.

In conclusion, I believe we effectively brought to light some of the issues lay people have always had with traditional methods of meditation. Yes, these forms of meditation are beneficial.  I personally enjoy walking meditation and I also enjoy meditation on bodhicitta.  However, like the rest of us who are not monks or nuns, I don’t have the time to devote to these forms of meditation in the quantity I would like, or need, to stay firmly on the path of enlightenment.  We also brought to light and effectively demonstrated how Guru has provided us with a solution.  Guru has provided us a way to take refuge in the Three Jewels and remain on the Noble Eight-Fold Path by his methods of Pure Mind Yoga.  Thanks to Guru’s wise teachings, all of us, even busy lay people like me, can perform meditation of Bodhicitta day and night.

My prayers are that the other attendees enjoyed and got as much out of the meeting as I did.   While I was nervous and a bit apprehensive going into this group meeting and the facilitator, I am very pleased with the results and look forward to many more meetings with my Dharma friends I have met here.  I am hoping to get your blessings to hold another meeting September 26th at the same time as our first meeting.

All honor and respect to you Guru!

Much gratitude for all you have taught and all you have done, Guru!

Honor and Praise to the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha!

Prayers that all sentient beings find refuge in the Three Jewels!

Prayers that all sentient beings find enlightenment and achieve liberation!

Prayers for the end of the pandemic!

Om Mani Padme Hum

The USA, on 31st August 2021.

Tantra Mahacitta – Robert Clayton Jr.


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  1. Tantra Mahacitta (Robert Clayton Jr - America) says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for choosing to share this with all your readers. And thank you for letting me be a part of this journey.

    Good health and long life to you, Guru!
    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for being enthusiastic and devoting! I am glad and proud of you while reading the article. Keep up the great work!

  2. Cao Diệu Mật Thủy
    Cao Diệu Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Tantra Mahacitta,
    Thank you for your detailed sharing about the first US Sangha meeting. I enjoy reading it a lot as I wanted to know what our dharma friends from the other side of the globe had discussed during that meeting.
    Your brief has dawned on me the point that “scheduling a time to meditate and sitting for a length of time each day can become more of a chore than it is liberating”, and our Guru’s method is turning our daily chores into meditation, how marvellous this is! From this point, I got the saying that “The Fool always turns noble things into mediocrities, while the Wise always turns the worldly things into liberation.”
    I’m also delighted with all the sharing around meditation and Guru’s methods from different points of view from you all, which gave me more gratitude about Guru’s marvellous spiritual inventions so that we’re now able to enjoy worldly pleasures while enjoying Dharma. We don’t have to separate them individually and feel bad when having fun in life without time for meditation, or taking meditation as a chore just because we should have it done.

    Thank you Guru for guiding us.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end soon.
    Om mani padme hum.

    • Tantra Mahacitta (Robert Clayton Jr - America) says:

      Dear Cao Dieu Mat Thuy,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really like the saying “The Fool always turns noble things into mediocrities, while the Wise always turns the worldly things into liberation.” Fantastic words that I will carry with me.

      Yes, we are very fortunate and immensely blessed to have the Holy Guru’s teachings that allow us to perform our daily lives of family, work and recreation while always keeping our minds on the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. We can have our time for study of Dharma and, if we choose, we can have time for more “traditional” styles of meditation and now, thanks to Holy Guru’s six spiritual practices, we can use our daily life routines, chores and activities to practice and gain merit as well. This is a real blessing and something to be of great joy about.

      May Guru’s teachings continue to touch lives around the globe! May all sentient beings come to know the ultimate enlightenment and find liberation!

      Honor and Gratitude to our Holy Guru!
      May our Guru have good health and long life!
      Prayers for an end to the Pandemic and the suffering it has caused!

      Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you for sharing Tantra mahaccita’s update on the dharma meeting here in the united States. I’m so pleased to have been a party of it and look forward to the next, even reaching out to Tantra Mahaccita almost immediately after our first meeting on social media. I was and am so pleased with your blessing for these meetings and the ability to share the lessons you have taught and or understanding of them. It was incredible to see new ways to practice your lessons that bring merit into our lives, put us and keep us in the path to liberation and make us better individuals in our own lives and all lives we come in contact with as a wonderful side effect. I am pleased over and over with each lesson from you, with each new insight, and each new understanding. I also want to thank you for allowing those who were fortunate enough to join the dharma meetings letters about the meetings for other learners across the glove to see how it worked so well. I gained so much from this meeting and it had brought long lasting piece to me. The meeting has really assisted me in my memory to practice bodhiccita meditation. I must be a visual learner which makes these meetings all that more important for my journey. I can’t thank you enough for allowing and bleeding these meetings. Your lessons and your guidance as well as your approval had made this possible in a right view way. This is a new and unique way for us to grow even faster and continue our journey you are leading use on to liberation, free from suffering, and on our way to enlightenment. All of this is possible because of you. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings, may all sentient beings find a true guru to teach them or mind yoga and put them (and keep them) on the path to enlightenment. Om Mani Pandme Hum

    Dear Tantra Mahaccita,
    Thank you for leading our dharma meeting, you did an awesome job. Also thank you for accepting my request on social media. It is nice to have a closer connection to dharma brothers and sisters and I look forward to having more connections with each new meeting. May you also be well for the sake of all sentient beings, may guru continue to guide is and bless our meetings, may all sentient beings be free of different and walk the path to liberation. May tantra house be blessed over and over with merit, good fortune, dedicated learners, or wonderful guru, and growth in bodhiccita. Om Mani Pandme hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am glad and proud to see my disciples and students around the world being connected and formed a strong union based on the Buddha’s teachings through my articles and methods. Most importantly, I am glad to see how your all lives have changed positively, especially mind transformation, after studying Pure Mind Dharma. Keep up the good work, I hope you all will always encourage and motivate each other!

  4. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Holy Guru : Thank you very much for guiding us on this dream trip …All the honor , Respect ,and Deep Gratitude for all that you have taught us and all that you have done …Honor and praise to the triple jewel …May all beings find enlightenment and liberate themselves …May the Guru have long life and longevity for the benefit of all beings….May the pandemic end soon ….Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the dream trip which leads you to a happy current life and eternal happiness in your next life. May you practice Dharma by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com and grow Guru devotion consistently.

  5. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:

    I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guru.
    I enjoyed reading this letter and about the online meeting held by U S Dharma group of Guru disciples and discussion about at length regarding its pros and cons and practicability in lay and family people apart from monks and nuns and who live a monastery life.
    In addition to taking into all those points I feel in doing our daily duties and activities from morning to evening if we remember the presence of Guru in our mind and read the dharma articles in Chanhtudy. Com and trying to give our related unbiased comments is nothing other than meditation only which I emphasize that it is more than all other types of MEDITATION.
    Om Mani Padme hum.
    Tantra Nirvadeva.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,
      Thank you for your comment. Yes, Avaghosha affirmed that Guru devotion is the foundation of enlightenment. When you do it well, which means you remember Guru in your mind and read the Dharma articles on chanhtuduy.com as you said, you are practicing Dharma at its best.

  6. Thomas Ralph Nissen says:

    Dear Guru
    Thank you for posting this. And thank you to Violet and all of the members that made it possible. It seems that it was a very worthwhile meeting. And I think the choice of topic was excellent. I have been having some difficulty with meditation for some of the same reasons as those mentioned here. I was really inspired by the idea of turning our household chores into a form of meditation. At our home, washing the dishes is my job. Like most families in Japan, we don’t have a dishwashing machine, so I wash by hand. Tonight I will try to meditate while doing this chore. I’m not exactly sure how to go about it, but I will make an attempt. What a great opportunity to practice! I hope I can do this regularly from now on. Thank you Guru for the inspiration to try something new.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! I am glad that you like the meeting session, and creatively look at the possibility to do it in your daily life. You can see that meditation on Bodhicitta can indeed be practiced in many daily activities. I look forward to reading more of your comments in the future, and to see your progress.

  7. Tantra Nashita (Sweden) says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this article, and thank you so much for letting me to be part of this journey.

    May all sickness come to end soon and may you Buddha make it easy for everyone.

    Om mani padme hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! I look forward to reading your comments frequently.

  8. Mật Tú Viên
    Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Tantra Mahacitta!

    I’m delighted to read your article. Through your article, I know about the content of the discussion in the first US Sangha online meeting. A long time ago, I also misunderstood the nature of meditation. I used to think that meditation is sitting silently in the Lotus position with closed eyes. Later, when I have read Dharma articles of Guru, I understand that meditation is non-distraction, meaning that it belongs to the mind, not to the outer form. As Marpa Lotsawa taught his disciples “Apart from three sessions of practice in holy space, the yogi practices Dharma uninterruptedly in daily life, like a non-stop flowing river. This is called mind purification that frees us from ignorance. Non-distraction means meditation”.

    How to meditate 24/7 is a difficult question in today’s time, when lay people have busy lives with families, jobs and many other activities. Fortunately for us, the Dharma articles of Guru which convey the teachings of the Buddha and the Holy Ones have answered that question for us. I am delighted when today, Guru with his compassion and wisdom invented six methods of spiritual practice and helps us practice according to the right path to reach the ultimate enlightenment. Among those methods, the Lotus Walking Dharani and the 16 Prayers for daily activities help lay people practice meditation 24/7 in daily life.

    I am glad with the good results of the first US Sangha meeting. I hope that the participants will continue to get many benefits from future online meetings.

    Thank you Tantra Mahacitta for sharing.

    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be end soon and the suffering of sentient beings will be eased.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm
    Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm says:

    Dear Guru!
    I have read this article. I am delighted with dhrama friend Tantra Mahacitta’s sharing.
    It is likely that, for thousands of years because there are remarkable people who do not understand the real meaning of meditation, they are deviated from the path of liberation.
    Prejudices about meditation cause huge barriers for Buddhists, especially those who are still busy with life. But now I am aware of that, thanks to Guru’s right method, we can practice meditation 24/7 with real meaning non-distractions, getting used to object. I remember as the mathematician Descartes said roughly that “with a right method, ordinary people can do extraodinary thing, with out a right method, talented people also make mistakes”.
    May dhrama friends in US sangha achive legitimate wishes.
    May Guru have a good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.
    May Covid pademic soon come to an end.
    May sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Cao Diệu Nhất Nguyên
    Cao Diệu Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Tantra Mahacitta,

    Thank you for your article. I enjoy reading the details and recalling the Dharma meeting last week. Thank you for your help hosting the meeting and taking insightful notes of everyone sharing.

    Even though that was only the first meeting, I’m very proud that we’re sharing Guru’s wonderful methods to many people, especially those who are struggling with meditation. I pray that the US group will continue grow and spread right views everywhere to combat with the fault preconceptions about Buddhism. I pray that everyone will realize the flexible, skillful and compassionate Dharma that cares a lot about the preference and situation of the learners. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    I pray that all your rightful wishes will be fulfilled. May the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Mật Phước
    Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I am delighted to read the letter from America.
    Thank you, Tantra Mahacitta, for your sharing about the first Dharma’s meeting.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Tantra Yashami (prem lal) India says:

    Respected Gurujis Namaskar
    I am very happy to read the Article from American dharam brothers/sisters.As it was the first meeting but the beginning was very beautiful.Our Guruji is very kind and helpful to all.It is all their inspirations that made it possible.Very good effort done by our American brothers.Always move forward our Gurujis is with us.

    Om mani padme hum.

  13. Dusty Webb says:

    Greetings Robert,

    Thank you for insight. You are spot on. You also have a good understanding the dialogue and words that have great meaning . I looked up some of the words to have a better Understanding. Thank you for that.

    I am a new student of violets. I asked her to teach me about Buddha. I attended my first Zoom meeting with her last Sunday. I am in Honolulu and am off the grid living in the jungle. It took a while like have no internet here. I’m off the grid in the jungles of Hawaii. I go to the college to get online at 5 am (4:30 am). It was wonderful to start the week with her studies. She is my guru and teacher. Thank you Violet

    If you have room,I am interested in joining your zoom meetings here in USA. I will of course join violets classes with great anticipation.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and observations I looked up basic words you used that beginners like me and those who seek Nirvana want to understand. It was enlightening.

    You articulated issues that are relevant to many. We tell ourselves we are too busy to meditate today. Tomorrow. But we can use that excuse everyday. You motivated me to get back into my route : exercises ,yoga.tai chi, meditation. Mahalo.

    Thank you for your thoughts and words. And your prayers

    We are all connected

    Much Aloha and love, peace, hope snd joy.

    Om mani Padme hum!

  14. Mật Đức says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    I am delighted to read letter from America.
    I am delighted with the first Dharma meeting of Dharma brothers on the land of the flowering flag .
    I am sincerely grateful for the wonderful method that Guru taught
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    OM MANI PADME HUM

  15. Mật Khánh Ngân says:

    Dear Guru,
    I am happy to read the “Letter from America: Thoughts on our first US sangha meeting” of Tantra Mahacitta.
    I am delighted with the detailed sharing of Tantra Mahacitta about the first US sangha meeting, and especially about their thoughts of the Guru’s teaching. Like Tantra Mahacitta, before I know Pure Mind Yoga of Song Nguyen Tantra House, I used to think that sitting quietly in a quiet space for hours is meditation, and meditation came from eastern cultures, meditation cannot be familiar with western culuture, especially the America. But now, after learning and practicing the Pure Mind Yoga with the teaching of the Guru, I understand that meditation can be practiced in every moment, in every acttivity of a daily life, like the teaching of Marpa Lotsawa ““apart from three sessions of practice in the holy space, the yogi practice Dharma uninterruptedly in daily life, like a non-stop flowing river. This is called mind purification that free us from ignorance. Non- distraction means meditation.”
    I also delighted with the sharing of Dharma friends about their mind transformation and the benefits they got from learning and practicing the method of the Guru, the more I admire with the Dharma teaching of the Guru, which is always suiltable for all people in every countries, every enthnicities.
    Thanks to the Guru for your wisdom and bodhicitta.
    May the Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Hanoi, 21st Sep 2021.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      That’s right! Non-distraction means meditation. When you diligently read and comment on chanhtuduy.com, you practice meditation too. Keep up the good work!

  16. Mật Hoa Pháp ( 10 tuổi ) says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy.
    Con Mật Hoa Pháp đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ!
    Con hoan hỉ với cuộc hợp mặt Phật Pháp của những huynh đệ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho đại dịch Corona sớm được tiệu trừ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị thầy vì lợi ích của tất cả chúng sanh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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