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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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course RLST 005 taught by Professor Vivianleenyitray during the Fall '11 term at UC Riverside.

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

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