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Alive Dharma teaching : WISDOM STUDIES; April 26,2009
Dear Friends of Buddha Dharma-OBF International, may this Alive Dharma teaching find you in peace, prosperity and wellbeing. As promissed before in this Teachings we focus on WISDOM STUDIES with e-learning curriculum.
1.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES The aim of e-learning curriculum is to provide free contemporary education about Buddhism for everyone around the world : Buddhist practitioners: monks, nuns, non-monastic practitioners, researches, authors , school teachers on all levels of education, scholars in interdisciplinary studies, inter-faith dialogues and everyone else interested in contemporary Buddhist studies and practice. Here one learns to study and practice with the help of Visual Dharmas- Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium. 40 Visual Dharmas are published until April 2009 and more are in preparation. Every Visual Dharma (approximately 10 min. scientific video with Dharma art) has additional treatise with selected bibliography, notes and practical instructions. Each Visual Dharma also has 1,3 or more questions (e-learning curriculum) which should be carefully answered. If you wish to have your answers evaluated, apply for study at the Institute. Information is provided in the treatise to Visual Dharma : About Buddhism.
E-learning curriculum: part I. Basic knowledge VISUAL DHARMA : About Buddhism 1.What is Buddhism ? 2. Is Buddhism teaching the faith in the God ? 3. Why is Buddhism not negative sotheriology and nihilism? 4. What is the meaning of faith and confidence in Buddhism ? 5.What is the meaning of Seed symbol ? 6. Why does Buddhist meditation teach us to become unselfish ? 7.How must Buddhism be continued in modern times ? 8. How can you realise your Buddha potential ? 9. How can one purify ignorance, attachment and aversion? 10. What is the meaning of Bardo Thödol ? 11. Describe the attitude toward women in Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism .
II. Visual Dharma : Homage to Manjushri
1.What are the benefits of daily recitation of this simple Buddhist prayer ? 2.Why it´s important to understand sacred Buddhist texts ?
* Related Dharma teaching : The importance of prayers .
2. BUDDHIST WHOLESOME MEDICINE Going green to save the planet and all beings : instructions after the International day of planet Earth (April 22):
GARDENING has since centuries been spiritual practice in chan/zen monasteries and dharma centres. We should all learn from them to improve our gardens, to plant trees, bushes, cullinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In such natural way we learn to have more close contact with earth element, symbolising prosperity. South part of the mandala belongs to Buddha Ratnasambhava and golden light. In yogic energy Body it is the navel chakra : did you ever wonder why authentic martial arts practitioners and masters , chan/zen meditators etc. put attention to this chakra while meditating …zazen. To stabilise meditative experiences and avoid intellectualism so common in some other Buddhist schools of meditation.
MARTIAL ARTS : anyone who wish to learn martial arts – Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan and other martial arts , contact Sifu John Chow. OM AH HUM New key words for Visual Dharmas: Heritage of mankind, Millenium goals of United nations : Gender equality & empowerment of women. Previous Alive Dharma teachings are published at : http://www.myspace.com/BuddhaDharma_OBFI and http://www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com Heritage of mankind-Treasure of pure Dharma.
May you dwell in peace, prosperity,inspiration and wisdom.
His Eminence Lama Karma Gyan Sagar Rinpoche – World peace envoy : Association for non-violence, world peace, wheel Buddhist religion in Nepal – temple, monastery, peace pagodas, school for orphan children and center for 3 years meditation retreat in the lower Himalayas. Venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu-Dharma art director,EU Sifu John Chow , Australia- martial arts , TCM , healing , spirituality http://www.youtube.com/JohnChow H.E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche , Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling, EU
Much blessings from Buddha Dharma-OBF International * Serving, upholding and protecting the Teachings of Buddhas by promoting ten enlightened activities as taught by Guru Padmasambhava. OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUM