Daily Dharma Program
Goal: To facilitate an everyday spiritual practice
Rationale: A support structure is needed in addition to books and talks.
Method: Establish a home altar/SPOT; Develop a daily Gassho habit
SPOT Special Place of Tranquility
Goal: Creation of a home altar/SPOT
Rationale: Provides a definite place conducive to spiritual growth
Method: Obtain materials such as: candle holder, bell, incense burner,
Goal: To do a morning "harmony" Gassho and an evening "gratitude"
Rationale: Such a daily ritual lays a karmic groundwork which will
develop other spiritual practices (i.e. the Buddhist way of Oneness
will become expressed naturally in everyday living).
Method: "21" Day Program
Goal: To do daily Gassho at a home altar/SPOT for 21 days
Rationale: The beginning is the most difficult part of trying to establish
a desired habit. Therefore, a specific format with clear feedback and
accountability is necessary to facilitate the process.
Method: Use of reminder signs, keeping track daily on calendar, etc.