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WHAT IS BUDDHISM?

LIFE OF THE BUDDHA (THE AWAKENED ONE) BRAMIN RELIGION


4 TRIPS: AGING / ILLNESS / DEATH / HIS CALL
6 YEARS OF SELF DENIAL / FASTING
THE BODHI TREE THE DEFEAT OF MARA
BEGAN SHOWING PEOPLE A PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT
SET UP FIRST SANGHA
DIED AT 80 CAUSED BY FOOD-POISONING

MYTHS
BUDDHA IS A GOD
BUDDHISTS LIVE IN AN ILLUSION
ONLY A BUDDHIST CAN PRACTISE BUDDHISM
ALL BUDDHISTS ARE VEGANS

KEY TEACHINGS (DHARMA & SUTRAS)


ALL IS LINKED CAUSE & EFFECT
4 NOBLE TRUTHS & THE NOBLE PATH (HANDOUT)
ATTACHMENTS ARE THE MAJOR SOURCES OF SUFFERING
MORALITY / WISDOM / MEDITATION KEYS TO ENLIGHTENMENT
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SPREAD OF BUDDHISM

SOME TOOLS
CHANTING MANTRAS (CHANT)
MEDITATION (TRY / USE BOWLS /
COMPASSION

HOW TO BECOME A BUDDHIST


EMBRACE THE 4 NOBLE TRUTHS
LEARN TO MEDITATE
DECIDE ON A TRADITION

MASTER / SANGHA

3 JEWELS: BUDDHA / DHARMA / SANGHA


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LEARN BUT CHALLENGE TEACHINGS / TEACHERS

SHINGON BUDDHISM
KUKAI STORY
KEY THINGS
ESOTERIC
SIMPLE
ENLIGHTENMENT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN THIS LIFE

HOODIE MONKS
AIM TO BRING BUDDHISM TO THE YOUTH
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