Buddhist Hell Sermon

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http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hF6AWs_bblqX0CUbAVKAzUr6GK9wThe daily ritual of giving donations to monks is an important part of religious practise for the people of Myanmar — a way of receiving spiritual instruction as they chat with the monks during their rounds.But much of that spiritual life has evaporated since the crackdown on the demonstrations as the monks are no longer the ubiquitous presence they had been for centuries.Residents say the illegal videos are helping to fill that void.”Now the senior monks are taking up that role of giving religious services to the people through these …

Marketing Buddhism (save the Dukkha for later…)

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Dr. Howard Cutler, who in 1998 collaborated with the Dalai Lama on a Buddhist primer for non-Buddhists, suggested that it not open with the Buddha’s first Noble Truth: that life is suffering. “I began with the more positive states and made my way to how we all want to be happy but have to deal with suffering,” Cutler says. “It was very American.” They titled it The Art of Happiness. It was a 97-week best seller.

Buddhism from a Christian Perspective

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(a handout for a group discussion) The goal of discussing Buddhism is to be better prepared to express appropriate love to people who identify with Buddhism. This introduction comes from the perspective that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and that no one can come to the Father except through Christ. This does not go against the awareness that a person who is Buddhist is created in the image of God and will often express the goodness of the One who created and sustains them even if …