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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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    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‚ 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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    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 reciting

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    Buddhism 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

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    University of Phoenix Material Buddhism Worksheet 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

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    References: Braitstein‚ S. (2013). Lecture of S.Braitstein‚ McGill‚ Montreal. Harvey‚ Peter. An Introduction to Buddhism Teachings‚ History and Practices. Cambridge: Cambridge UP‚ 2012. Print. Thurman‚ Robert A. F. “Practicing the Loving Spirit of Enlightenment.” In Essential Tibetan Buddhism‚ 142-163. Edison‚ N.J.: Castle Books‚ 1997.

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    Buddhism Report Buddhism had a good effect in many countries. It was a religion of peace. Buddhists did not attack members of other religions. The main aim of Buddhism was to show each person how to lead a better life. As a result of the influence of Buddhism‚ rulers and people built temples‚ schools‚ monasteries‚ roads‚ bridges‚ hospitals‚ universities and parks. Buddhism helped improve education. Monks could teach people about mathematics building‚ farming‚ medicine and other subjects. Buddhist

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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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