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 Buddhism Maria Alanis, Margery Denton- Thompson, Crystal Lenden, Diane Freeman-Sims, Dorothy Stewart REL 133 September 26, 2012 Rachelle Brown Buddhism 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...

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Topic:Buddhism 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. I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: I will tell you a brief story about “The Thief and the Master”. One evening, Zen master Shichiri Kojun was...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Basics of Buddhism Cherry Harris Axia College of University of Phoenix The religion of Buddhism originated in the country of India, however it is now practiced in many different parts of the world. Buddhism is becoming a vastly popular religion throughout the western continents. Buddhist follow a number of beliefs which are outlined in a number of different doctrines out into motion by the Buddha who lived more than 2,500 years ago. The instructions provided in this doctrine illustrate...

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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...

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BUDDHISM Brief History Meaning: System taught by the Buddha Founded In: 6th Century BC  Place founded: North India  Founder: Siddhartha Gautama ("the Buddha-the enlighten one"), an Indian prince Followers: 376 million Size: Fourth largest religion in the world  Main locations: China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia  Main Sects: Theravada and Mahayana  Sacred texts: Pali Canon (Tripitaka), numerous Mahayana sutras  Original language: Pali  Spiritual leader: Monk (lama in Tibetan Buddhism)  ...

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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...

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