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    were introduced to Japan. In 805, the Tendai sect came to be which branched off more important sects. The Jodo sect was founded by Honen. This sect was popular because it was attainable by all classes of people. Its simple theories attracted most of their followers. The principle is that when believing in the Buddha then a prosperous life will follow. The Zen sect was founded in 1175 and was introduced from China. The sect was found most popular by military classes because of the…

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    In my opinion, mindfulness meditation, both formal and unformal, is an innocuous counseling approach one could use with those afflicted with depression and/or anxiety, and I feel it would be prudent for me as a future therapist to develop. According to our book, formal training in meditation gives individuals that are depressed the potential to experience positive emotions by reducing rumination and psychological distress enabling them to appreciate pleasant everyday occurrences and improving…

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    Vipassana Sangha Essay

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    My Visit to Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha I decided to take a trip to the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha to study Buddhism for my religion experiential essay. On August 4, 2016 I found myself in a setting in which I never would have thought I would see because I was raised a Christian Baptist who was once taught that her religion was the only true and accurate religion. As the time for the meditation and dharma talk approached, I began feeling nervous and excited to try something new. As I exited…

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    of my own experiences at Buddhist institutions. Through my personal meditations at the Land of the Medicine Buddha from 2014- present, I have begun to learn how to practice silencing my mind in order to be more present and mindful of my current state. I have begun to live more morally and compassionately through my own desire to live a well conducted and disciplined life. However, I by no means felt like I had the ideology understood when I took on furthering my Buddhist research and knowledge.…

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    The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on the Working Memory in College Students Previous research studies have exhibited evidence towards the relationship between meditation and improved academic scores (Foris, 2005). With meditation becoming a widely popular topic, especially for its benefits in the reduction of stress and anxiety, it is questioned whether the use of proper mindfulness meditation has positive effects on the working memory and if so, do those effects differentiate between males…

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    Buddhism Vs Ashoka

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    Throughout life, I have always heard the phrase, “Be mindful,” but only understood it as something to do before you speak, so when seeing the podcast’s title “ Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism”, I wanted to know how mindfulness would be described. Not to mention, I had just finished an essay on dharma in my history class where I had to compare and contrast Buddha’s interpretation of dharma versus King Ashoka’s. When I saw that Thich Nhat Hanh was a follower and teacher, I wanted to…

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    HOW OFTEN SHOULD I MEDITATE? Once a day, or more if you wish. Some people meditate in the morning before breakfast and have another session just before they sleep. Meditation may seem like a chore at first, but learn to enjoy it and look forward to it every day. See it as an opportunity, rather than an item on your to-do list, to spend some intimate moments with yourself. Cultivate meditation as a habit that you’d do naturally every day, like brushing of your teeth. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO…

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    Buddhism: Religion or Philosophy? To properly answer this question we first need to define the difference between religion and philosophy because while religion and philosophy deal with many of the same ideas they are different. Religion revolves around commitment, faith, worship, and the supernatural, whereas philosophy revolves around criticism, doubt, and the nature of reality, the mind and conduct. Some definitions of “religion” are a belief in and the worship of Gods; any system of belief…

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    Individuality Of Man Essay

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    peculiarity and the individuality of the existence of man in the Iqbalian philosophy. Thus, the second view that Nirvāna is the extinction of the total human existence also goes against the Iqbalian Views of man. Thus, we have seen that the attainment of the Nirvāna is the ultimate aim of man in the Buddhist philosophy of man. But the question what is the means for the attainment of the Nirvāna prescribed in the Buddhist philosophy. How does a man attain the Nirvāna in life? In reply it…

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    Alan Watts Research Paper

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    Alan Watts was a 20th century philosopher who began the movement and application of eastern philosophies in the western world. He helped millions of people encounter and explore new ideas and apply them to their lives to create a better world. Watts inspired people to exchange ideas between nations and between people. He had a unique way of presenting and explaining old ideas with a modern perspective, which lead to his work becoming a major influence in the 1960s. Watts exchanged Eastern ideas…

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