In Christianity people worship God. In the Buddhist religion they do not really have a God that they worship. Some of the Buddhist members worship the Buddha even though that is not what the Buddha wanted them to do. He really wanted them to follow his teachings to reach a life of no suffering. This religion is also different from Christianity because in services there is a minister and deacons that lead the service.
Wesak is the most common Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s birth, life and enlightenment, similar to Christmas in the western world. Through conducting this religious ritual, Sister Dhammadinna showed how the Buddhist community in Australia was growing as well as using this as a practical example of her teachings to her adherents. Many symbols are associated with Wesak, including the decoration of houses and shrines with colour and lights, symbolising Buddha’s enlightenment, vegetarian food being eaten on the day as a reﬂection of Buddha’s teaching to refraining from harming animals and acts of generosity being conducted that are associated with the teachings of karma. The holding of the ﬁrst Wesak of Australia inﬂuenced Buddhists adherents as it was a practical example of the teachings they had been studying and provided a deeper understanding of what had been taught. Conducting the ﬁrst Wesak by a Nun in Australia was another way that Sister Dhammadinna inﬂuenced her growing audience of Australian
I like to come when there is plenty of seating room because it's easier to meditate if I have space to myself. For serious meditation, I like not having anyone directly on either side of me and Sunday was perfect for this. It was not crowded at all, but there are people here. The last thing around the lake that you can see; It is a museum, and a gift shop; The museum was tiny, but features some fascinating artifacts from Yogananda’s life including an inscribed copy of his book and photos of him with important spiritual leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, and there was a hand painting work from Iran that I felt so proudly when I saw that. When your journey around the lake ends, you will see 106 steps which lead up to the newer temple where the holds meditations, meetings, prayer circles and study groups.
In the Vietnamese chronicle, “Tam and Cam”, the aspect of spirituality can be visualized overall the incidents in the story. The continuous appearance of “Buddha” shows a clear view of religious influence. In the story, Buddha appears in every grieving moment that Tam comes to experience. Buddhism is a belief that’s been disciplined since the 12th century in Vietnam. Hence, the word “Buddha” is common to the Vietnamese because it represents the beliefs of the society.
Kevin Alvarez REL S320 Professor Meltzer 3/28/13 Synagogue Visit Assignment The reason why I chose to visit a reform congregation was because upon conducting intern research, that Reform Jews, compared to the other different types of congregations, claim to fully integrate the Jewish culture into their lives. In this way, perhaps observing modern Jewish cultures or values that we studied in class might be more easily observed. Of course this isn’t to mention that other Jewish congregations do not hold true to their sacred history. A day before, I went ahead and called the synagogue to let them know if it was okay if I may attend their Shabbat service. I spoke to a lady named Michelle who first greeted me saying “Shalom”, later which I learned that it was a greeting.
Coming from somebody who has somewhat of a strong faith in any religion, this is seen as a miracle and God has bestowed a blessing on his people. It all depends on the mindset of the person and how they see the world. Obviously, the world is run by religious beliefs and it controls the lives 99% of the people that live today. Personally, I would probably also believe that this is a religious miracle and it is a symbol bestowed onto us by God himself. I’m a Roman Catholic and have studied religion for some of my college time and things like this aren’t just passed by for somebody who cares about their
Nesbit 1 Karen L Nesbit July 24, 2013 Comm L1 350 Mini-Ethnography Nesbit 2 Introduction My Mini- Ethnography focused on my experience visiting the Progressive Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. I focused on a Religion cultural, because I always have my own thoughts about different religion. I often wonder how people worship God, what is the atmosphere like, and would I want to be a part of this church. Level 1 Artifact and Behaviors I conducted a cultural study of my Church “The Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.” The mission statement, I observed a message from the Overseer Bishop Edward Smith reads; an Apostolic Organization whose roots can be traced back to the day of Pentecost. The
I woke up the next morning, and was amazed by the architecture I saw in the temples and the palace as I was greeted by the morning sun. The colors and their unique design showed the ability and talents of the people I share the land with. After getting breakfast and stopping by the shrine, in order to ask Buddha to bless me on the rest of my journey, I took one last look behind me and headed on my way down the Silk Road. I decided to take the central route, which runs
In Elder Uchtdorf’s talk “Come, Join with Us.” In the November 2013 Ensign Elder Uchtorf retells a dream of a man: “Once there was a man who dreamed that he was in a great hall where all the religions of the world had gathered. He realized that each religion had much that seemed desirable and worthy. He met a nice couple who represented the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and asked “What do you require of your members?” “We don’t require anything,” they replied. “But the Lord asks that we consecrate all.” The couple went on the to explain about church calling, Home and visiting teachings, full-time missions, weekly family home evenings, temple work, welfare and humanitarian service, and assignments to teach. “Do you pat your people for all the work they do?” the man asked.
Religion 201 02 April 2014 Buddhism Buddhism was founded in India over 2,500 years ago. Today there are approximately four hundred million Buddhists (Melton). There are many different forms of Buddhism, but all forms believe in the teachings of Buddha. Buddhism is a hard religion to define and the simplest way to define it is “individuals who believe in Buddha’s teachings” (Maguire). The term ‘religion’ is “perhaps not a very good term to use in connection with Buddhism since it recognizes no God” (Zaehner).