Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of life. Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood.

Because Buddhism does not include the idea of worshipping a creator god, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense. The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible. Thus Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race, nationality, or gender. It teaches practical methods (such as meditation) which enable people to realise and utilise its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives and to develop the qualities of Wisdom and Compassion.

There are around 350 million Buddhists and a growing number of them are Westerners. They follow many different forms of Buddhism, but all traditions are characterised by non-violence, lack of dogma, tolerance of differences, and, usually, by the practice of meditation. 

The Dari Rulai Fa Yin Temple was established in the UK by Dharma King Dechan Jueren, 49th lineage bearer of the Chinese Esoteric School, and 47th lineage bearer of the Linji School of Chan/Zen Buddhism.

Many of the Buddhist meditations taught by Jules and Jim are from this Buddhist school.   Jules and Jim are both authorised teachers (Vajracharya) of this linage. 

Buddhist Hanmi esoteric practice involves the use of mantras (empowered syllable sounds), mudras (hand or body gestures), and visualizations, for the purpose of reaching one’s full human potential. These three simple elements form a profoundly effective synergy that can immediately and positively influence one’s daily life. Through the practice of these techniques, one can purify personal karma, calm the body and mind, and thereby attain higher levels of consciousness. 

Through the cultivation of raised consciousness, the individual can begin to understand the right way for them to live. Such realisation brings true health, vitality and happiness. It is only from this point of departure that one can genuinely help others.

General breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation practices are also taught at the centre, however the union of the three mysteries is found by most to be the most profound way of entering a deep meditation state.  There are hundreds of meditation practices from this tradition, and of them four are extremely beneficial to those wanting to build solid foundations. 


Treasure Vase : This Dharma has been used by many practitioners to keep their bodies warm in the cold Himalayan snows, and cool in the blazing heat of the Gobi desert. The practitioner develops purity and stillness of being, which brings the body under the complete influence of the mind. This practice is hugely energising. 

Calming and Relaxing : The first state of Zen meditation. Learn how to enter into the first verifiable stage of awakening through the eliminating the resisting mind. This is also a highly effective practice for anyone who suffers from excessive mental activity, or insomnia.

Diamond Wisdom : The second state of Zen meditation. This practice enables the individual to connect with their life purpose, and through accessing this latent information know how to proceed in the right direction.

Dhyana Yoga : The fourth state of Zen Meditation. Within the process of awakening, the third state to be encountered is actually a false and wondrous state where many become stuck. Avoid this pitfall through this practice, and enter the fourth and final experiential state of reality, that of pure awareness. Attain self realisation.

Meditations are also available on CD so that you can continue to practice at home.

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