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Oryoki and the Oryoki Chant

by Tony Duff

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Oryoki is the Japanese way of turning meals into meditation practice. The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche introduced it to his Shambhala community of Western Buddhists in 1980. He adapted it slightly, putting the Tibetan monastic meal liturgy with it. This book starts with a history of Oryoki and continues with a complete explanation of the Tibetan monastic meal liturgy and its use. Although the book was written for the Shambhala community and their practice of Oryoki, the book could be used by any Buddhist wanting to make meals into meditation practice. The liturgy starts with the Sutra of The Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels which is used in one form or another in all schools of Buddhism. The sutra is used for developing faith and strength of refuge in the Three Jewels. The author has translated the sutra and written an extensive commentary to it that should be of great value to every Buddhist, regardless of their interest in Oryoki or not.

The author, well-known translator and teacher Lama Tony Duff has practised extensively with Gelug, Kagyu, and Nyingma traditions for thirty-six years. He is well known for his teaching, contributions to the translation of Tibetan Buddhism, and major works in preserving and re-publishing Tibetan Buddhist texts. Lama Tony was one of the main figures in the development of Oryoki in the early 1980's, hearing extensive teachings on it from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and teaching its practice at many seminaries, dathuns, and other practice venues.

Content
INTRODUCTION 3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORYOKI 9
THE LITURGY FOR ORYOKI 17
ORYOKI IN OTHER WAYS—AND EVEN WITHOUT ORYOKI 33
THE LITURGY 39
COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF THE LITURGY 49
1. Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels and
Taking Refuge in Them 50
Complete Explanation of the Sutra of the
Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels 54
i. The Title 54
ii. The Translator’s Homage 54
iii. The Text Itself 55
A. The Qualities of Buddha 56
B. The Qualities of Dharma 87
C. The Qualities of Sangha 100
iv. The Colophon 105
2. Accepting the food 106
i. Receiving food from the donors 106
ii. Declaration that the food is proper 109
3. Blessing, Offering, Eating the Food, and Offering the Leftovers 112
i. Blessing and Offering the Food 112
ii. Eating the Food 121
iii. Offering the Leftovers 124
4. Repaying the Kindness of the Donors 125
5. The Concluding Verses of Aspiration,
Dedication, and Generosity 129
INDEX 135

Oryoki and the Oryoki Chant

ISBN / Product Code: 9789937903103

Format: Paperback

Length: 146 pages

Size: 215 x 138mm

Availability: In stock

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