hello my name is denice and i am from new york as well ....buddhism is part of my daily life .i am happy to be here with like minded people ,i look foward to interacting with others .presently i am very mantra based in my at home shrine practice .daily i use my mala to chant om mani padme hum, prajna paramita ,and shakyamuni mantra ( muni muni) i then meditate .i have read the diamond sutra in its entirety.
have a wonderful evening ,
keeping the mind in perfect tranquility and free from any attachment to appearances."
"So I say to you -
This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world:"
"Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream;
Like a flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
Or a flickering lamp, an illusion, a phantom, or a dream."
"So is all conditioned existence to be seen."
Thus spoke Buddha.