Buddism – The Three Jewels

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

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: Coming to Our Senses

2 Jon Kabat Zinn: Coming to Our SensesRenowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of “Coming to Our Senses”, which is also the name of his new book, subtitled “Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness”. A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of “resting in awareness” not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the “dis-ease” in politics, society and the world. Series: “Health Sciences Journal” [11/1999] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 9375]

Duration : 0:57:21

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Origin of the Supreme Four Elements 8/8 N

2 Origin of the Supreme Four Elements 8/8 NGOD
Origin of the Supreme Four Elements
Earth, Water, Fire, Air

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LAY GNOSIS for Buddhist Intellectuals

2 LAY GNOSIS for Buddhist IntellectualsLAY GNOSIS enhances the daily life with physical mood elevation to improve ones enjoyment of Buddhist practices. Takes only 20 mins to trigger. Proven in 10 countries. www.truebluehealer.com/Beginners.html

Duration : 0:6:31

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Schopenhauer, Buddhism and the Origins of Existentialism

2 Schopenhauer, Buddhism and the Origins of ExistentialismRev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This piece investigates the self-identified Buddhism of Artur Schopenhauer. Some will say he is Kantian, this piece credits him with such a break from Idealism as to constitute the beginning of Existentialism. Some will see this with Kierkegaard or Dostoyevsky. We see his emphasis on the individual via his understanding (and misunderstanding!) of Buddhism as the true origin of Existentialist thought.

Duration : 0:9:25

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Tibetan Buddism Refuge Ceremony

2 Tibetan Buddism Refuge CeremonyI officially took refuge under Tibetan Buddhism on April 28, 2008. The ceremony was performed by the Venerable Tulku Pema Rinpoche, the Abbot of Tana Monastery.

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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.

Duration : 0:9:41

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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.

Duration : 0:9:46

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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.

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.

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).

Duration : 0:3:46

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