...reflecting on what that means for a current or expected professional position can be an important outcome. Some of my students include portions of a journal or diary in a professional portfolio as a means of demonstrating to current or prospective employers their ability to critically reflect on issues.
I also urge my students to incorporate such self-reflection through a journaling technique into the development of a personal statement of philosophy or a code of personal ethics (Hiemstra, 1999). “This recognition of personal values, beliefs, and the various changes a person undergoes throughout life, if combined with a personal philosophy statement, can result in foundational tools useful as guides or mirrors for subsequent professional action and ethical decision making” (Hiemstra, 1988, p. 178).
The purpose of the next section is to describe a variety of these journaling techniques, types, and formats. Several have been tailored to fit my particular instructional philosophy and approach, so you may need to make appropriate adjustments if you decide to use them in your own classroom (Hiemstra and Sisco, 1990). I have additional material related to many of the techniques at Hiemstra (2000).
Adams, K. The Way of the Journal: A Journey Therapy Workbook for Healing (2nd Edition). Towson, MD: Sidran Press, 1998.
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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 sutras when a thief entered his house with a sharp sword, demanding "money or life". Without any fear, Shichiri said, "Don't disturb me! Help yourself with the money, it's in that drawer". And he resumed his recitation. The thief was startled by this unexpected reaction, but he proceeded with his business anyway. While he was helping himself with the money, the master stopped and called, "Don't take all of it. Leave some for me to pay my taxes tomorrow". The thief left some money behind and prepared to leave. Just before he left, the master suddenly shouted at him, "You took my money and you didn't even thank me?! That's not polite!". This time, the thief was really shocked at such fearlessness. He thanked the master and ran away. The thief later told his friends that he had never been so frightened in his life. A few days later, the thief was caught and confessed, among many others, his theft at Shichiri's house. When the master was called as a witness, he...
Maria Alanis, Margery Denton- Thompson, Crystal Lenden, Diane Freeman-Sims, Dorothy Stewart
September 26, 2012
BuddhismBuddhism 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 person just like them and he found enlightenment and through his teachings they will find it to. There are different types of Buddhism there is Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Jodo Shin and Zen these are the different types of Buddhism. Even though there is one then one type the teachings do not change.
Buddhist has three main beliefs which are a Buddhist must believe in Buddha. They also have to believe in Dharma which is the teachings of Buddha. Sangha which is a Buddhist community made up of regular people monks and nuns. The Buddhist has a scared book of Buddhism which is called Tripitaka which is written in the Indian language the book is based off of Buddha teachings. The teachings used to be passed down by word of mouth until the texts were created.
Buddha teachings were split up into different parts.”( : Michael Molloy , T. L. Hilgers 2010 McGraw-Hill...
...Cultural interaction in religion: How does Buddhism impact other aspects of culture?
Social and Dietary
S - Many Buddhist concepts/ terms are present and used in western society
-Karma (used frequently as sense of fate)
-“Nirvana” (the name of a band in western society; in Buddhist religion, Nirvana is the supreme state free from suffering and individual existence. It is a state Buddhists refer to as "Enlightenment". The attainment of nirvana breaks the otherwise endless rebirth cycle of reincarnation. Buddhists also consider nirvana as freedom from all worldly concerns such as greed, hate, and ignorance)
-The Dalai Lama is an internationally known figure
-The wise Buddhist mentor is a frequent character in movies
-"Smiling Buddha" and similar figures are frequently seen in garden shops
-Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed references are equally well understood
D -Buddhism supports vegetarianism to show respect & compassion for animals. (Although, some Buddhists do eat meat.) The followers also refrain from pungent spices such as leeks, onions, garlic, spring onions & shallots which are said to increase passions & promote fiery tempers. (Vegetarians often refer to Buddhist reasoning.)
Economic and Political
-The effect of Buddhism on the Chinese economy was one of its most historically profound religious influences in China.
-The economy was changed in both positive and negative ways by...
March 31, 2012
The Four Noble Truths for the basis of Buddhist beliefs. Explain the Four Noble Truths and show how they were illustrated by specific events in the life of Siddhartha Gautama otherwise known as the Buddha.
The Four Noble Truths are a linked chain of truths about life, the first chain being suffering does exist, the second being it has a cause, the third being that it has an end, and the fourth chain being that there is a way to attain release from suffering – namely by following the Noble Eightfold Path.
The first Noble Truth quotes that “birth is attended with pain, decay is painful, disease is painful and death is painful.” There are many ways in which we are able to feel pain whether in the body, the mind and in life. All of these aspects can feel tired, discouraged, or experience anxiety or anguish. There is another quote later on during the explanation on how “living means sorrow”. Which is a very profound statement, which may seem very dark but it also allows us to see that we must be realistic. Nothing or everything can be perfect, no matter what it is your doing you have to set yourself up for some sort of misery and deal with it. And with recognizing this sorrow and misery, as times get harder you as some people would say sweat the small stuff, meaning that you would forget about the minute details.
The second Noble Truth, which means that suffering...
...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 belief by means of faith.
There are many philosophers today that say Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion. They say this on account of what Buddhism teaches. It teaches you to always better yourself by seeking knowledge and understanding of the world (although this understanding is to come from Buddhist history and not from one’s own perceptions).
To continue on the path of answering the question aforementioned, I will give a basic understanding of the Buddhist beliefs. First of all, you may not realize this but Buddhism is one of the larger “religions” in the world, with an estimated four-hundred million Buddhists. As with a lot of large religions, Buddhism is not completely united under one exact belief system. What I mean by this is that within the Buddhist religion there are many different sects with differing beliefs. For the purpose of this paper, I will inform you of the basic...
...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...
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Paticcasamuppada is the idea of dependent origination and how everything is constantly changing. The world changes, conditions change and objects are constantly changing (Braitstein, September 20, 2013). Our ‘self’ is constantly changing and is connected to everything. Even though Peter is the same person, he was once a motherless son, but then became the father of a world-class gymnast. Not only that but virtually every attribute of Peter has somewhat changed and is still changing. For “everything is in the power of other things, themselves in the power of still others...” (Thurman, 145.) Peter’s experience is a reflection of the altering state of the world that everyone has to face. Even something as sound as Buddhism has changed over the course of history. So is Peter only a man because he is not a woman? Peter only knows what he is by differentiating himself from what he is not; just by ourselves we would never know who we are. Changing causes and conditions change what we believe is ours or what we believe is ‘self.’ Peter mistakenly concluded a definite identity with temporary attributes.
To see through the constant changing nature of life and to truly understand who we are we must understand mindfulness. Mindfulness of the body is considered important for meditation and enlightenment for it “in turn aids the arising of understand and wisdom” (Harvey, 323).
Mindfulness (Pali sati, Skt, smrti) is the process of bearing...