A: Bowing is a sign of gratefulness and respect towards the teaching of Buddha and the Buddha himself.
Q: How do I Become a Buddhist?
A: Meditation is the practice of mindfulness, which is a form of concentration. The goal of meditation is to focus on the present moment and observe your thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Q: How does causality explain why bad things happen to good / kind people?
A: We are not perfect and have all done harm to others. Therefore, when bad things happen to us, we should not feel it is unfair or be angry. Instead, we should remind ourselves that in our ignorance we have also hurt others and made others suffer in the past. Therefore, we should be even more diligent in our efforts to improve ourselves and be kind and forgiving to others.
Q: Who do Buddhists worship and why?
A: Buddhists believe in enlightened beings and strive to connect with them and receive their blessings.
BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES AND ACTIONS IN DAILY LIFE.
Q: What Can I Do in my Daily Life to Be in Accordance with Zen?
A: Zazen is a form of meditation that will help you focus on the present moment and become more mindful of your everyday actions. Over time, it can help you become more calm and collected.
Q: Where can I find Buddhist Philosophy groups in London?
A: It depends.
Q: What would a Buddhist do if they saw somebody beating a child so badly that he could be seriously injured?
A: Save the child!.
Q: What if I don’t have money and I want to go to a class?
A: We never turn away anyone for lack of funds.
Q: How do I cite a JBE article in a paper I am writing?
A: The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles and reviews on all aspects of Buddhist ethics. There is no set publication schedule, and submissions are welcomed from scholars of all backgrounds.
AFTERLIFE, REBIRTH, AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION.
Q: What Does Buddhism Thinks About the Afterlife and Rebirth?
A: Buddhists accept Karma and Samsara but don't focus too much on the afterlife since the present moment is what matters most.
Q: What does Buddhism Thinks About the Law of Attraction?
A: The law of attraction is a Buddhist concept that says that whatever you send out in the Universe, you will receive back.
Q: What does your name mean?
A: The Garchen Mila Buddhist Center was named by its spiritual director, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. The first part of the center's name, Garchen, comes from Rinpoche's own name. The second part, Mila, is a short form of Milarepa, a Tibetan master who led an inspiring life of spiritual progress and human accomplishment.
Q: How does memory work?
A: Kendall responds that memory is a deductive process, and that memories are associations made with sights, smells, mental events, etc. She explains that when we access more subtle levels like sleep, the seeds of things experienced in the grosser levels just vanish - they are simply not manifest.
BEGIN? DRESS CODE.
Q: Where should I begin?
A: You don't need any prior experience with meditation or Buddhism to attend any of our programs.
Q: How should I dress?
A: No special clothing is required. Come as you are.
TRIPITAKA, ZEN, AND VIEWPOINTS IN BUDDHISM.
Q: What are the Differences Between Zen and Buddhism?
A: Zen is a branch of Buddhism that emphasizes on the practice of meditation.
Q: What is the Buddhism Viewpoint on Sexuality?
A: Avoiding sexual misconduct and attachment to sex will lead you to develop a strong sexual ethic, automatically, naturally.
Q: What is the Relation Between Buddhism and Money?
A: The problem is not money; the problem is you and your attachment to money. Money is a tool meant to be used, not to be used by.
Q: What is Zen Buddhism?
A: The Buddhist way of living a life to the fullest is by following the Noble Eightfold Path, which includes right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.
Q: What is Buddhism?
A: Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Buddha, who taught that meditation can help one to see the true nature of things and that ethical and moral living can transform one’s life.
Q: What is the main philosophy of Buddhism?
A: Buddhism is the belief that life is suffering and that actions rooted in suffering create karma, which determines what one will be reborn as in their next life. The Buddha's practical teachings, such as meditation, serve as the means for putting an end to suffering, karma and rebirth and awakening to the same truth.
Q: What is karma?
A: Karma is the actions of body, speech, and mind that generate reactions / influences on both the doer and the rest of the world.
Q: What is the purpose of chanting in Buddhist services?
A: Chanting is a way to remove karmic obstacles, to cultivate respect, and to diminish arrogance.
Q: What is the difference between “concentration” and “awareness”?
A: The two main aspects of Buddhist meditation are the practice of stillness (concentration/samatha) and the practice of mindfulness (vipassana).
UNDERSTANDING THE BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES.
Q: Why is the Buddha so Fat?
A: Budai is not the Buddha.
Q: What is the Buddhist Viewpoint on Desires and Ambition?
A: Desires are an integral part of human nature, and the Buddha never said we must suppress or eradicate them. However, we must suppress attachment to desires in order to avoid becoming their slave.
Q: How are the assigned readings about rebirth and remembering death in “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand” relevant to the Module 1 subject of Mind and Its Potential?
A: Don't worry if the readings from Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand don't seem directly relevant to the Mind and Its Potential module. The teachings on the Precious Human Rebirth will become more relevant in later modules, particularly when we look at how to actually develop the mind through meditating carefully on each point of the lam-rim.
Q: Why does the Buddha face in different directions and assume different locations during our visualizations?
A: The Buddha is generally facing the same direction as you are in visualizations, except when he is above your head, in which case he is facing the same way you are.
Q: How are our meditations influenced by our mental or emotional state on any particular day?
A: It is normal for the course of our meditations to be influenced by our mental and emotional state of the day. If we are feeling particularly blue or sad, this may manifest as pain during meditation. However, it is also possible to see the pain as constituting many small "pain points" rather than one continuous pain.
Q: What did the Buddha teach?
A: The Buddha's teachings focus on understanding and overcoming suffering. The monks at ABMT follow the Maha Nikaya sect of Thai Theravadin Buddhism. The temple is open to visitors and ABMT offers meditation instruction and retreats. There is no charge for any of the services provided by ABMT, but donations are accepted. You can offer food or other supplies to the monks, and they wear three robes—an under robe, an outer robe, and a third robe for cold weather
Q: What are the red and yellow tablets on the sidewalls of the Buddha Hall?
A: Buddhists make donations to monasteries and pray for their loved ones. The red tablets are for the well-being of the living, and the yellow tablets are for the deceased. During our daily cultivation and all services we dedicate the merits to them.
STARTED WITH BUDDHISM?.
Q: How can Buddhism help me?
A: Buddhism is the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born into a royal family in northern India around 2500 years ago. He realized that wealth and luxury did not guarantee happiness, so he explored the different teachings, religions and philosophies of the day to find the key to happiness. After many years of study and meditation, he finally found ‘the middle path’ and became enlightened. After enlightenment, he taught what he learned until his death at the age
Q: How can I get involved?
A: The Buddhist Recovery Network is a secular organization and does not require members to be associated with any particular Buddhist school or tradition. Dr. Bob and the early AA members were generally positive about Buddhism, although they did not always agree with specific Buddhist teachings. The BRN offers a different recovery path from AA and NA, but is not meant to be exclusive of those organizations.
Q: How can I get started?
A: The Path of Liberation is a multi-year course of Buddhist meditation practice that explores the nature of mind through a series of experiential exercises and direct instructions provided by Mingyur Rinpoche and other qualified teachers. Various other forms of meditation training are also taught, including contemplations on core Buddhist teachings like impermanence and compassion, the preliminary practices (ngondro), and practices that involve visualizing sacred symbolic imagery.
BIBLE UNDERSTANDING, NIRVANA DESTINATIONS, CLASS PRICING EXPLANATION.
Q: Where do you go when you attain nirvana?
A: Nirvana is the state of complete freedom from suffering, attained by eradicating the roots of suffering from one's mind.