Monday, November 18, 2013
Zen and Chinese Buddhism!
- Dgens Shobogenzo"
- Chinese Buddhism"
inuenced by elements of Taoism and Confucianism"
Buddhism comes over after much of Buddhism has already been established"
- contains elements
Monday, November 4, 2013
Vajrayana Buddhism: The Diamond Vehicle!
- bound by the highest mountain range in the world to the south!
- a majority of the land is a cold, dry plateau!
- A desert binds the north!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Western Buddhism and Neuroscience!
- Merchants to the east coast of China encountered Buddhism!
rst exposure to eastern traditions!
- often just referred to as asian religion!
Scholars gained interest in the
identifying terms- a few sentences!
Passage identication- passages from the readings, name the text!
a few questions on the wheel of life, what it means/tells us about Buddhism!
Short essay- three paragraphs about an idea weve discussed!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
- The main message:!
- Marpa as an ethical being!
narcissistic, cruel, unforgiving!
- is it upaya or is it wrong!
he is a murde
A map of the cosmos!
Heaven, Asgard, Earth, Hell, Purgatory, etc.!
predecessor of Buddhism!
unsure of the time period!
no scripture capable of dating or translating!
not just for bathing!
ruins imply use for purif
now open to lay people in Mahayana!
innite number of bodhisattvas at any one time!
remembered as being compassionate on the path!
large focus of Mahayana!
Six Paramitas (perfections)!
Leads to a Cult of The Book!
naga- liminal snake like beings!
Known to help defend the Dharma!
very quickly attains enlightenment!
gives away her gender to the Buddha!
becomes a man(human) to attain enlightenment!
actually takes on th
Four Noble Truths (Buddha used a medical model)!
1)Life is unsatisfactory(dukkha)!
identication of the illness!
2)Dukkha arises from desire(trishna- thirst)!
diagnosis of the disease!
3)Cessation of desire is cessation of suffering!
What categorizes Buddhist activity!
watching over the horse!
showing compassion towards all beings!
performing rituals: caring for the spiritual as well as the physical!
The ght at the temple!
stopping the violence between the groups!
good v. evil!