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Sat Talks - Renunciation

Last Saturday’s talk was by Bro Jerry.

When we hear the word “renunciation”, what may come to mind is monks and nuns who give up their worldly lives to do their spiritual practice full-time. 622 more words

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Buddhist Ethics

Summary: Buddhist Ethics for RST3G

  • Not deontological
    • “A fixed attachment to ethical precepts and vows is seen as a hindering ‘fetter’” (Peter Harvey)
    • No ‘oughts’ as ethics should be able and allowed to change, in accordance with…
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Shosan's Five Points in Buddhist Practice

Suzuki Shosan, the samurai who became a zen monk in the 1600s in Japan, said that there were five points in Buddhist practice.

He listed five reasons why we should engage in the Dharma. 728 more words

Buddhism

Advayavada Study Plan - week 20

In week 19 we again honestly reviewed and took stock of our personal situation at this time, and to continue with this quarter’s 13-week Advayavada Study Plan (ASP), this week we shall again take an appropriate and timely decision to adjust our course. 136 more words

Advayavada Buddhism

Mindfulness is the Road to a Better World for All

Mindfulness extends into all areas, from the smallest concerns of life to the greatest decisions on the world stage with global consequences and effects. Sadly, the world’s leaders are not always keen on mindful actions and the results are all to plain to see. 284 more words

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Four Noble Truths-Body and Mind

In the two years I have been writing about Buddhism, I always like to do a refresher on the Four Noble Truths, especially because throughout the year I hear so many interesting takes on their meaning.  1,719 more words

Buddhism

Advayavada Study Plan - week 7

To continue with this quarter’s 13-week Advayavada Study Plan (ASP), this week we shall again take an appropriate and timely decision to adjust our course. This task is based on the 2nd step on the Noble Eightfold Path: samma-sankappa (Pali) or samyak-samkalpa (Sanskrit), in Advayavada Buddhism: our very best resolution or determination; in Dutch: onze beste beslissing (de tweede stap op het edele achtvoudige pad). 93 more words

Advayavada Buddhism