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Buddhism Session 5 Modern Movements—November 8

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Buddhism Session 5 Modern Movements—November 8, 2011 11/15/2011, Tuesday at 11am Extra Credit Summary of Tibetan Buddhism * 9 Principle Socially Engaged Buddhism - Critique Buddhism from being too detached from social world, but a new form rised - Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-..), voice of new movement - Actively work to change to the suffering by changing the structures the way we live - 14 Precepts Buddhism in America - Most changeable religion - Almost identified with the Dali Lama The Early Roots - Henry Steel Olcott - Founder of Theosophical (Meaning: Wisdom of God) - Olcott and Helena Blavatsky founded theosophical in New York - Went to Himaylays then go to Isrilanca and converts into Buddhism - Writes text called Buddhist Catechism 1. Discounted all ritual, all ritual is superstition/devil dancing, any veneration of
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Unformatted text preview: the Buddha 2. No one can teach you Buddhism you have to experience it on your own *Anti authority, anti ritual, open to everyone- DT Suzuki (1870-1966), Zen teacher and prolific writer- Invited to come to America to translate text- Taught in prominent universities- His wife and him were influenced by Swedonborganism (mystical Christian group)- Northern European mystical movement- Called Swedonborg Buddha of the North- Influenced by Zen, Swedonborg and Olcott- Begin teaching Zen- No God to worship, no rites to observe, no future, free from dogmas…. Buddhists in America, The Immigrant Experience- Jodo Shinshu Buddhists Buddhist Church of America...
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