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RLST 005 10.15.10

RLST 005 10.15.10 - • Buddhist missions to Sri Lanka SE...

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The Three Jewels Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
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Eightfold Path • not sequential • mindfulness essential to all steps • merit-making activities “offset” karma • only meditation can eliminate karma 8FP leads to both proximate and ultimate goals
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Monastic communities • traditionally, sangha = monastic community • nuns’ community problematic • Ashoka (273-232 BCE) = ideal layman/king
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Unformatted text preview: • Buddhist missions to Sri Lanka, SE Asia, Central Asia • 14 major schools of early Buddhism, 1 survives today: Theravada (“School of the Elders”); also called Hinayana “The Long Search” • written and directed by Ronald Eyre • 13 part documentary of a 150,000 mile journey...
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