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Buddhism revised power point

  1. 1. Buddhism Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley Hs Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. Religions of South Asia
  3. 3. Buddhism in the Subcontinent
  4. 4. Basic Facts of Buddhism <ul><li>The “middle way of wisdom and compassion.” </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 year old tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>The 3 jewels of Buddhism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha , the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dharma , the teachings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sangha , the community . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE) <ul><li>Born in NE India (Nepal). </li></ul><ul><li>Raised in great luxury to be a king. </li></ul><ul><li>At 29 he rejected his luxurious life to seek enlightenment and the source of suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>Lived a strict life for 6 yrs. </li></ul><ul><li>He sat in meditation, and found nirvana . </li></ul><ul><li>Became “The Enlightened One,” at 35. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the fundamental cause of all suffering? Desire! <ul><li>Therefore, extinguish the self, don’t obsess about oneself. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>There is suffering in the world. To live is to suffer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(The Buddha found this out when he was young and experienced suffering and death in others.) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>The cause of suffering is self-centered desire and attachments. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>The solution is to eliminate desire and attachments – to reach Nirvana </li></ul>
  10. 10. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>To reach nirvana , one must follow the Eightfold Path. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Eightfold Path Nirvana <ul><li>The union with the ultimate spiritual reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Escape from the cycle of rebirth. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Buddha – 19c Thailand
  13. 13. Buddhist Altar
  14. 14. The Dalai Lama
  15. 15. zen Buddhism <ul><li>The “Meditation School.” </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks sudden enlightenment through meditation, arriving at emptiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of meditation masters </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty, art, and aesthetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gardens. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archery. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tea ceremony. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calligraphy. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Buddhism in America (1999)
  17. 17. Distribution of Buddhism Centers in the US, 2001

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