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1By: Julie, Hillary, Tommy, Nikko and Bryce BuddhismBy: Julie, Hillary, Tommy, Nikko and Bryce
2Beliefs The Buddha is our only Master We take refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the SanghaWe do not believe that this world is created and ruled by GodFollowing the example of the Buddha, we consider that the purpose of life is to develop compassion for all living begins without discrimination and to work for their good, happiness, and peace; and to develop wisdom leading to the realization of Ultimate TruthWe accept the Four Noble TruthsWe understand, according to the teaching of the Buddha, that all conditioned things are impermanent and that all conditioned and unconditioned things are without self.We accept the Thirty-seven Qualities conductive to Enlightenment as different aspects of the Path taught by the Buddha leading to Enlightenment.
3Beliefs Cont.8. There are three ways of attaining bodhi or Enlightenment, according to the ability and capacity of each individual: namely as a disciple. We accept it as the highest, noblest, and most heroic to follow the career of a Bodhisattva and to be able to save others.9. We admit that in different countries there are differences with regard to the life of Buddhist monks, popular Buddhist beliefs and practices, rites and ceremonies, customs and habits. These external forms and expressions should not be confused with the essential teachings of the Buddha.10. The Precepts guide life and are to be partaken to the wise.
4Forms the foundation of belief for all branches of Buddhism The Four Noble TruthsForms the foundation of belief for all branches of BuddhismAll of life is marked by sufferingSuffering caused by desire and attachmentSuffering can be stoppedThe way to end suffering is to follow the Noble Eightfold Path
5The Noble Eightfold Path You can permanently escape suffering by following the eightfold path“Right” means “true” or “correct”Right knowledgeRight intentionRight speechRight actionRight livelihoodRight effortRight mindfulnessRight concentration
6The Precepts I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from ... ...harming living beings....taking things not freely given....sexual misconduct....false speech....intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness....taking untimely meals....dancing, singing, music and watching grotesque mime....use of garlands, perfumes and personal adornment....use of high seats....accepting gold or silver.
7Meditation Mindfulness with breathing Full concentration To penetrate the true nature of phenomena and to reach EnlightenmentMeditation on the parts of the body will results in a lessening of attachment to our own bodies and those of others; a reduction of sensual desires occursLoving Kindness
8Reincarnation The taking on of a new body in the next life This is not like the traditional Indian understanding—it is compared to the lighting of successive candles using the flame of the preceding candle.“Although each flame is casually connected to the one that came before it, it is not the same flame.”Reincarnation is referred to as “transmigration”
9Nirvana-”to extinguish” -the way a fire goes out when it runs out of fuel State of final liberation from the cycle of reincarnationEnd of sufferingEnlightenment is only understood by the Enlightened.“it is recognized that there is nothing but what is seen of the mind itself; where, recognizing the nature of the self-mind, one no longer cherishes the dualisms of discrimination; where there is no more thirst nor grasping; where there is no more attachment to external things”Buddha“Incomprehensible, indescribable, inconceivable, unutterable”
10Mahayana BuddhismThe earliest mention of "Mahayana" occurs in the Lotus Sutra between the first century BCE and the first century CE.Originated in IndiaBuddhism practiced in China, Korea, Tibet, and Japan is Mahayana BuddhismLoosely bound bundle of many teachingsMahayana is a vast religious and philosophical structure
11Mahayana Buddhism Enlightenment “The Greater Vehicle”Opened the way of Enlightenment to more people because even people with secular careers could obtain EnlightenmentA faster route to obtain EnlightenmentCould obtain in one lifetime
12Theravada Buddhism“The Teaching of the Elders", or “The Ancient Teaching“The oldest surviving Buddhist schoolTheravada Buddhists number over 100 million worldwideInsight must come from the aspirant's experience, critical investigation, and reasoning instead of by blind faithIn Theravada, the cause of human existence and suffering is identified as the cravinganger, ill will, aversion, greed, jealousy, conceit, hatred, fear, sensual desire, obsession, passion, irritation, distraction, vengeance, depression, anxiety, clinging to the bodyTheravadins believe that every individual is personally responsible for their own self-realization and liberation
13The Beauty of Life The Greatest… achievement is selflessness. worth is self-mastery.quality is seeking to serve others.precept is continual awareness.medicine is the emptiness of everything.action is not conforming with the worlds ways.magic is transmuting the passions.generosity is non-attachment.goodness is a peaceful mind.patience is humility.effort is not concerned with results.meditation is a mind that lets go.wisdom is seeing through appearances.
14Dalai LamaTibetan Buddhists hold the Dalai Lama to be one of many incarnations of the bodhisattva of compassionBetween the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lama was the head of the Tibetan GovernmentOften referred to as “His Holiness”
15The Current Dalai LamaWas recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation the Dalai LamaLhamo Lhatso at ChokhorgyalSacred Lakevisions of the future could be seenAh, Ka, and Ma, followed by a picture of a monastery with roofs of jade green and gold, and a house with turquoise tilesSent out to find thisBasically, found the house, went in, found the boy and the boy and recognized the rosary belonging to the 13th Dahlia Lama and the Regent found the new reincarnation
16The Current Dalai Lama cont. Ah could stand for Amdo, the name of the province;Ka for Kumbum, one of the largest monasteries in the neighbourhood;Ka and Ma for the monastery of Karma Rolpai Dorje on the mountain above the villageIn 1940 the 14th Dalai Lama was enthroned
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