Buddism – The Three Jewels

2 Buddism   The Three JewelsA wee project for RMPS (yes, it does suck)

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JMC,first time of Khatina Buddism Celemony.

2 JMC,first time of Khatina Buddism Celemony.bushidoJMChttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/bushidojmcPeoplekhatina, buddist, celemony, buddha, africa, johannesburge, jmc, dmcJMC,first time of Khatina Buddism Celemony.

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History series – Buddhism, Origins and interaction with Greek philosophy

2 History series   Buddhism, Origins and interaction with Greek philosophyIn India in the 6th century BC, Sakyamuni, “a wise man of the Sakya tribe”, had been meditating under a tree when, suddenly, he was struck with the comprehension of all things. He became Buddha, meaning the « Illuminated ». His message, based on a pragmatic philosophy, taught how to free oneself from all needs in order to achieve illumination. After the death of the Enlightened One, his disciples a few monks began to spread his teachings all over India, from Ceylon to the Himalayan.

Fearing mans penchant for idol worship, Buddha expressly forbade that his image should be represented in whatever form. Therefore, the Indian philosophers told his life story without ever showing in any form other than that of a simple lotus, a tree or a horse without a rider. The Buddhist missionaries began to build monasteries they discovered that the local population was a mix of settlers from Greece, Egypt and Antioch as well as descendants from Alexanders soldiers.

Influenced by Greek sculpture, Buddhism began to represent the Enlightened One in a Hellenised form. The Buddhist philosophy became less abstract and was better understood and henceforth widely adopted. Buddhism is a blend of spirit and culture which is unique in the history of mankind it achieved the successful encounter of East and West.

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Meditation: a Buddhist Introduction

2 Meditation:  a Buddhist Introductionby Janet Baird, through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This project examines in a brief and cursory way the principal goal of meditation, various practices used to engender that state and places the practice firmly within the context of Buddhist practice.

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Buddhism in Indonesia

2 Buddhism in Indonesiaby Sarah Riser through Professor Rev. Dr. James K. Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org
This very well-made piece offers a chronology of the advent and exit (more or less) of Buddhism in Indonesia. From the Sailendra Dyanasty, Borobudur and on, various islands in Indonesia once housed a vast array of Buddhist practices and educational institutions.

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Jayamangala Gatha: Proud to be a Buddhist

2 Jayamangala Gatha: Proud to be a BuddhistJayamangala Gatha: Stanzas of Victory
The recital of the Jayamangala Gatha, a set of eight benedictory stanzas extolling the virtues of the Buddha, is usually done on important occasions or when inaugurating any venture of significance. The contents of the stanzas, when recited clearly, are intended to bring happiness and success in all good endeavours we embark upon. These verses have come to be called “The Stanzas of Victory” or Jayamangala Gatha. A unique feature that concludes each verse is the line “By virtue of this, may joyous victory be yours.” These stanzas are regarded as efficacious because they relate to eight occasions, each based on beautiful story, where the Buddha triumphed over his powerful opponents by the sheer power of good.

Through these verses, one will realize that true victory is JOY; where none is left dejected or in pain. Each time the Buddha triumph over His adversaries, He left them with realizations and awe over the pure powers of generosity, patience, self control, loving kindness, serenity, peace, truthfulness and other virtues. The vanguished never leaves without lamp of wisdom being lighted; ensuring them greater happiness.

While the origin of these stanzas is shrouded in mystery, it can be stated with certainty that they were compose in Sri Lanka by a devout Buddhist poet.
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These photos were taken by Sakal M.P. Kim and Jendhamuni Sos at Wat Promrat and Wat Bo, SiemRiep and in Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kingdom of Cambodia, in June of 2008.
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Jayamangala Gatha, Stanzas of Victory, by Messengers of Dharma (M.O.D.). This CD is donated to me by my youtube friend from Malasia (I’m so sorry I couldn’t remember your screen name).

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African Americans find peace through Buddism

2 African Americans find peace through BuddismIn this show Lama Rangdrol addresses the question whether African Americans can find peace through the study and practice of Buddhism. he uses himself as a personal model of possibilities. Michael Lange, host, Jimmy Guy producing, “Oakland Is” a cable television show, Oakland, California, 2001.

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Buddhism in America Documentary: CPD Guide to Religions (2000)

2 Buddhism in America Documentary: CPD Guide to Religions (2000)2000 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0664233201?ie=UTF8&tag=doc06-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0664233201 Watch the full film: http://thefilmarchived.blogspot.com/2010/10/guide-to-religions-in-america-chicago.html

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pāli/Sanskrit “the awakened one”). The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (or dukkha), achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada (“The School of the Elders”) and Mahayana (“The Great Vehicle”). Theravada—the oldest surviving branch—has a widespread following in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, and Mahayana is found throughout East Asia and includes the traditions of Pure Land, Zen, Nichiren Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Shingon, Tendai and Shinnyo-en. In some classifications Vajrayana, a subcategory of Mahayana, is recognized as a third branch. While Buddhism remains most popular within Asia, both branches are now found throughout the world. Various sources put the number of Buddhists in the world at between 230 million and 500 million, making it the world’s fourth-largest religion.

Buddhist schools vary on the exact nature of the path to liberation, the importance and canonicity of various teachings and scriptures, and especially their respective practices. The foundations of Buddhist tradition and practice are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community). Taking “refuge in the triple gem” has traditionally been a declaration and commitment to being on the Buddhist path and in general distinguishes a Buddhist from a non-Buddhist. Other practices may include following ethical precepts, support of the monastic community, renouncing conventional living and becoming a monastic, meditation (this category includes mindfulness), cultivation of higher wisdom and discernment, study of scriptures, devotional practices, ceremonies, and in the Mahayana tradition, invocation of buddhas and bodhisattvas.

According to one analysis, Buddhism is the fourth-largest religion in the world behind Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The monks’ order (Sangha), which began during the lifetime of the Buddha, is among the oldest organizations on earth.

– Theravāda Buddhism, using Pāli as its scriptural language, is the dominant form of Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Burma. The Dalit Buddhist movement in India (inspired by B. R. Ambedkar) also practices Theravada. Approximately 124 million adherents.
– East Asian forms of Mahayana Buddhism that use Chinese scriptures are dominant in most of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam as well as such communities within Indochina, Southeast Asia and the West. Approximately 185 million adherents.
– Tibetan Buddhism is found in Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, surrounding areas in India, China, Nepal, and the Russian Federation. Approximately 20 million adherents.

Most Buddhist groups in the West are at least nominally affiliated with one of these three traditions.

At the present time, the teachings of all three branches of Buddhism have spread throughout the world, and Buddhist texts are increasingly translated into local languages. While in the West Buddhism is often seen as exotic and progressive, in the East it is regarded as familiar and traditional. Buddhists in Asia are frequently well organized and well funded. In a number of countries, it is recognized as an official religion and receives state support. Modern influences increasingly lead to new forms of Buddhism that significantly depart from traditional beliefs and practices.

Overall there is an overwhelming diversity of recent forms of Buddhism.

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Kabbalah Meditation Hindu Buddhist and Christian Rituals and Practices

2 Kabbalah Meditation Hindu Buddhist and Christian Rituals and Practiceshttp://tinyurl.com/meditate21 – SAVE 50% on Meditation Books and CD’s NOW

The 5 Elements Meditation Practice Manual

Most all the cultivation schools of the world say that the human body is composed of 5 elements — an earth, water, wind (chi or prana), fire (kundalini), and space element, and purifying them is the process of internal alchemy. It’s actually possible to cultivate these five separate elements to transform your chi and enter into samadhi. Here’s the full details of these unusual meditation techniques in just 56 pages.

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Life of the Buddha (Khmer) 18 End

2 Life of the Buddha (Khmer) 18 End23. World Peace.
In the Buddha’s Teaching the highest emphasis is laid on the law of cause and effect, or the conditionality of all mundane phenomena. Greed, hatred and delusion are the chief causes that lead to unsatisfactoriness in the world. If one seeks to escape from this state of dissatisfaction one should try to get rid of the underlying craving and anger or hatred due to ignorance of the true nature of things. War is diametrically opposed to peace. Conflict is due to the various malignant motives stagnating in the minds of men. The control of such thoughts as greed, jealousy, hate and so on will certainly lead to peace. Permanent peace will only come when one has completely eradicated these mental defilements. Wars will cease and peaceful dialogue between individuals will lead to a world of peaceful and harmonious living. Petty squabbles arose between the farmers on both sides of the river Rohini which served as the boundary between the Sakyan and the Koliyan Kingdoms, as each side tried to divert as much water as possible to their fields. Finally these led to a major confrontation of the two armies. The Buddha arriving on the scene exhorts them on the calamitous results of war and the advantage of arriving at a peaceful settlement. Thus war is averted and peace restored. It should be mentioned that the Buddha has been the only religious teacher to have visited a battlefront in person and acted as a true mediator in averting war.

24. The Maha Parinibbana.
The Buddha was born as a prince under a tree, gained Supreme Enlightenment under a tree and wandered about India for 45 years giving, His Teaching to the world, and finally passed away at the age of eighty at Kusinara under a tree as a human being.

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