The purpose of this meditation is to develop the determination to put effort into receiving the blessings of Buddha, to put effort into receiving the help of Sangha and to put effort into building Dharma Jewels in my mind.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then reminded myself that Buddha is like the skilful doctor who prescribes the right medicine for the diseases of my mind – that the Dharma is the medicine itself – and that the Sangha of nurses who can help me.

As I contemplated this I developed the wish to put effort into building Dharma jewels in my mind. I focused on the determination to build Dharma jewels in my mind, to receive the blessings of Buddha and to receive help from the Sangha. In practical terms I decided to recite the outlines from my current FP book every day, construct a mind map of the text and to request the blessings of Buddha continually. I focused on this determination for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings go for refuge to the three jewels.

Practice in the meditation break

I will put my determination into practice