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Using tablet or phone for meditation
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:35:59 am »
as we are busy all day with work and other daily activities, finding time to meditate a little is almost impossible. So I wanted to try and find some useful phone app for meditating in my office or in my room. There are lots of android apps in the android market, but one app I found which I can use as my own personal shrine room anywhere.

I use a galaxy tab and this app which is called my Buddha shrine room is wonderful for this. I can turn my tablet into a beautiful shrine room anywhere and in anyplace.

I think this is a very nice meditation tool for all...

link to download the app is https://market.android.com/details/?id=com.buddhist.shrine

hope this will help all of you as it helped me ....

may the triple gems bless you all..

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 08:36:11 pm »
If you do not try to entertain you all the time and try to get the newest devices you wouldn't be that busy... *smile* Problems have their reason, and Buddha told just to uproot them not to solve it which additional.

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 08:54:41 pm »
You are absolutely right. But to live and to support my family we need to work and we need to earn a respectablly . Hence our lives become busy, but it doesn't mean that we have to give-up what Buddha taught us. So i tend to find alternatives to follow his teachings.

Is it bad? I think its the right thing to do in the 21st centuary..


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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 09:24:15 pm »
Stay honest. *smile* It's more than good to support the family, but we should be not sure if all ways are just to support a living. Most things are just compensations for unnecessary (mostly unwholesome) things.

There is no alternative beside virtue.

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 08:28:42 pm »
Dear amilaik, followers of the Triple Gem,

As a Yinyana Buddhist, technology is seen as a Dharma delivery service
and AI as a potential future Buddha.
 :matrix:

The other day I put my Android phone on an Amitaba mantra loop
using the Buddha voice app
as I adopted the Buddha reposing whole body mudra

If I fell asleep (I did as I had forgot to cut off my eyelids)  :D
I would be taking refuge in my sleep.

I awoke to the Buddha
and I dreamed I was in the Purelands even when I was awake . . .  :om:

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 09:19:25 pm »
Hello Lobster,

Thank you for your insight. Did you try the Buddhist Meditation Temple (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.buddhist.shrine) app? its great to offer puja to Lord Buddha and to meditate listening to a calming sutra. There are five chanting to choose also. very nice app indeed.

You should try it friend.

May triple gems bless you.

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 02:15:53 am »
Dear Friends of the Mobile Buddha,

I like free dharma and free Android apps are sufficient.
If I was on dharma commission things might be different  :teehee:

For example '37 practices of Bodhisattva' app contains all my dharma needs on a phone.  :D


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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 02:28:51 am »
Is Nr. 3, 23 and 26 missing in the app? *smile*

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 11:01:13 am »
I generally advise against the use of tablets for meditation but if you do, LSD tablets may be worth a try:

Huxley's experiences in 'Doors of Perception' and 'Heaven and Hell' may teach us more about the mind than playing with electronic substitutes for our own imagination. ;)

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 02:22:49 pm »
Wouldn't like to try to meditate on acid, any more than I'd use one of those stupid tablet things in my practice!
Guess if I had a choice I'd choose the acid!  :D

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 01:46:24 am »
Dhammapada Book on Android for FREE .... awesome work


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buddhistbooks.reader

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 05:44:32 pm »
Quote
I can turn my tablet into a beautiful shrine room anywhere and in anyplace.

The more things that become objects of practice, the easier it becomes.
I am using an Ipad as shrine and study delivery system.
It is an I-lama :teehee:

The more obvious apps are:
My Buddha
Menla Rituals
Zenclock HD
Listen Buddha
etc

Just creating an album of Dharma Yidam photos
and generating a looping slideshow - I use ripple and changed the interval to 20 seconds - can be a great inspiration \ shrine - a means to alter :dharma:

May all objects be Buddhas
nothing but dharma

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 02:35:25 am »
Mind you I like to listen to mp3 Dhamma talks on my phone while I'm walking so s'pose I'm not really as much of a Luddite as I like to think.. :blush:

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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 01:09:26 pm »
I have a meditation timer on my Android phone. It' called Meditation Support Timer.

I like it because you can structure your meditation any way you want. Multiple timers in one session adjusted in one minute increments. It's nice because you can increase your time and use either a bell or gong to tell you when each timer begins or ends. The number of sessions with multiple timers you can create are infinite.
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Re: Using tablet or phone for meditation
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 01:47:05 pm »
I'm afraid that listening to an alarm go off every few minutes is about as far away from the peace of meditation as it could get for me. However when first learning I suppose it could help.
Everyone's practice is different I know. It's just not for me, but they're great for recording and listening to Dhamma where otherwise you couldn't.

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