Middle Land Chan Monastery is a Buddhist Temple I visited in Pomona. Middle Land Chan Monastery was built in April of 2008 and was founded by Master Wei Chueh, who is also the founder of Taiwan’s famous Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Wei Chueh wanted a Buddhist temple the inland empire to broaden the Buddhist religion and wisdom. Middle land Chan Monastery welcomes any race, gender, or religion and is free to any visitor. They offer free meditation classes of all levels and age groups. They have different days throughout the week, when they teach classes in Chinese or English allowing the communities preference. The classes teach the following: history of Zen Buddhism, the four noble truths, the noble eightfold path, six perfections, emptiness and the middle way, and the principle of casualties. Once you have completed the advanced classes you can move on to the Sutra study classes which teach more in depth about the above categories. These classes are two hours long for twelve weeks. The first hour is meditating and the second hour is teachings of the Buddha. Ceremonies are also offered with reservations. All ceremonies and classes are taught by Abbess Jianxiang. Dress Code is your choice but is recommended to be comfortable and non-slippery socks. Other meditation clothing is provided if wanted. Middle land Chan Monastery is a very good place to come if you are interested in Buddhism and want to learn their ways. I enjoyed my time spent there learning their culture and feeling welcomed the entire time. When I arrived to Middle Land Chan Monastery, I was welcomed right away. Unfortunately since I hadn’t signed up for the classes when the beginning level students started their classes months ago, I was unable to participate and could only observe. Before stepping foot into the temple you must remove your shoes and put on the slippers they have available for you. As everyone was arriving you can tell they all had been attending the classes for a while, because
Religious tradition: Buddhism
Buddhism is a non-theistic religious tradition, more so a philosophy, which branched from Hinduism. The ‘Buddha’, from which Buddhism derived its name, was a man named Siddhartha Gautama, who abandoned anything associated with worldly desires in pursuit of freedom from suffering. He led a harsh life of meditation, study and simplicity, and his experiences are what shaped Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion centralising around peace, and strongly based on the preaching….
Buddhism, a Religion or a Philosophy?
Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? To find the answer to this question, I believe we must first identify the difference between the two. The definition of “religion” is “the commitment and detection to a faith or observation.” The definition of “philosophy” is “the pursuit of wisdom.” So from this, we can say that the difference is that philosophy is to pursue wisdom through learning and experiencing, while religion is to commit yourself to a certain….
Since time began, history is full of people forming religions claiming to be true. With all these so called true religions several cults have formed. With all these religions worldwide people are not too sure or not educated about Buddhism, I for one am guilty to having lack of knowledge in this certain religion. As I wrote this paper and did more research on Buddhism I have learned many things and grew very fond of Buddhist beliefs. To name Buddhism a religion is actually a controversial….
Han Dynasty, Buddhism's popularity gradually began to grow in China. Based on these documents, there were two distinct responses China had do to control the spread of Buddhism. Firstly, they needed support from Chinese scholars and citizens and secondly disdain towards it from those in direct power of China. Part of the reason Buddhism spread was because it was a missionary religion. Many educated Chinese supported the religion as they created written records highlighting the appealing aspects of the….
-In Chan Buddhism emphasized as necessary and sufficient for enlightenment. In Pure Land, insufficient without Amida.
-In Zen, spiritual achievement attained solely by one’s own efforts. Self-power forms basis of both Rinzai and Soto schools of Buddhism.
-Experiencing truth for oneself and not accepting testimony of another.
-In Pure Land, one cannot become enlightened themselves through their own efforts because people have become so defiled so it is impossible. They must….
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Write a 1- to 2-paragraph response for each of the following.
1. Explain the basic Buddhist teachings including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path.
The three marks of reality of the Buddhist religion consist of; 1. The first and most common thing in all of reality being change, after all the only constant in life is change. Impermanence according to Buddha is a part of life the….
General Purpose: To provide new information or new perspective
Specific Purpose:To inform my audience some of the philosophy of Buddhism.
Thesis Statement:Buddhism is based on the Four Noble Truths that were taught by the Buddha and are ideas that can be applied to a person’s life, no matter what their religion may be.
A. Attention Getter:
I will tell you a brief story about “The Thief and the Master”. One evening, Zen master Shichiri Kojun was reciting….
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September 26, 2012
Buddhism is different from many religions, they do not believe in a god. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama he was also known as the Buddha. Buddha was believed to found the path to enlightenment. Buddhist believed that Buddha saw the truth on how the world really was. Buddhist also believes that Buddha was not a god he was a regular….
“Buddhism is not a religion”
The Buddhist path is fundamentally a process of learning to recognize this essential nonexistence of the self, while seeking to help other living beings to recognize it as well. Buddhism has no God and only believe in meditating because it leads to enlightment.
A person who agrees with the statement would say how if they have no God, it means it’s not a religion, they only have teachings from the Buddha. You can see from all other religions that they worship God. Christians….
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Thurman, Robert A. F. “Practicing the Loving Spirit of Enlightenment.” In Essential Tibetan Buddhism, 142-163. Edison, N.J.: Castle Books, 1997.….