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    a group that is different from mine. As a result, I decided to attend a Buddhist temple to get an insight of what the Buddhist religion is about. One of the reasons why I chose to attend a Buddhist as oppose to any other religion was because of friend of mine who is Buddhist. I have always been curious about the Buddhist religion. In addition, my friend has invited me to attend a…

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    struggled greatly during his disappointing journey into a holy life and priestly vocation within the Catholic Church. After a time of searching he was able to sense fulfillment, and gladly began his second foray into a formal expression of faith. I also saw a similar pattern when we met Hojun, a Buddhist Monk who co-hosted our enlightening and informative day at the Buddhist Temple. It would seem that it was after a very difficult time in his life, and feeling that he could not agree with…

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    Nāgārjuna

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    Emptiness can be properly seen through the understanding of Nāgārjuna’s the Perfection of Wisdom, for it proclaims that all things are truly empty. Nāgārjuna wrote the Mūlamadhyama-kakārikā, which gives the foundation to the Indian Buddhist sector of Madhyamaka in philosophical terms. His analysis in philosophy conveys his main views that all things are empty (śūnya) or devoid intrinsic nature (svabhāva). Nāgārjuna’s point in his writings is to prove that there is more to the primary Buddhist…

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    Comparison between Buddhist philosophy and Gross National Happiness philosophy Bhutan is an enlightened country where happiness is the guiding principle of development, and majority of the people are enthusiastically practicing Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the profound religion in the world which show and leads the people to the enlightenment. As a Buddhist country, we look at the welfare of all the sentient being. Similarly, the concept of Gross National Happiness is a unique philosophy which…

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    detained increasing populations of inmates in this system. The Buddhist…

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    Shakuhachi Research Paper

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    For my encounter I listened to "Shakuhachi: the Music of the Universe”. While at home for spring break, I woke up one morning and listened to the music that this flute type instrument creates, and it gave me a very relaxing mood to start off my day. I have grown up in the mid-West and can say that I look at most of these regions with a western perspective and can say that before this class I thought Buddhism was a little ridiculous. The flute that ultimately creates the music is made of bamboo…

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    Definition Of Mindfulness

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    Mindfulness (n.): Awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. This is the definition according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. This definition, although quite descriptive as to what mindfulness embodies, may not mean a whole lot to someone who has never experienced mindfulness. This is because understanding what mindfulness truly is and then living life in a mindful manner is quite challenging and takes plenty of practice. Throughout my relatively…

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    Mindfulness is the instinctive condition of our judgment: paying attention, being circumspect, non-overcritical, relaxed, and opened. Mindfulness enable us to be aware of our present moment and environment, and enables us to assimilate from our experience and gaining the strength of letting go our regrets and reflection of the past, and our worries about the future. We usher in awareness to our experience in the current moment. A research study done by (Mrazek et al., 2012) stated that ‘‘when…

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    The most important information/key concepts we need to understand from these chapters are: Chapter seven took us on a path of beauty of relationships. Relationships come in all shapes and form. There are many things that hinder relationships with those around us and take much needed attention and work. An example used in our textbook is an infants is easy to satisfy by giving them your attention but as you grow older it becomes harder and harder to satisfy them and they become frustrated.…

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    The essay aims to discuss and summarize the features of the Tang architecture, and investigate the relationship between Tang architectural designs and the socio-economic fundamentals of the society. The booming economy improved the craftsmanship, the sense of hierarchy impacted the exterior style, and the religious aesthetics ruled over the functional considerations. Integrating the works of architecture into the scheme of city planning and figurative representations, the project also discerns…

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