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Buddhism revised power point1

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

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