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Buddhism - How it Spread, Infiltrated Different Cultures & It's Adaption
Tue. 13 December 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT
Join us in a two week course with Terry Redmond to discover:
How Buddhism spread over time…including the people and factors which helped it with special reference to the Silk Road.. The Silk Road was an avenue for ideas and over the two evenings, we will begin to explore our own “Silk Road” through meaningful discussion!
How did Buddhism infiltrate different cultures? Terry will also open up the mechanism of Buddhism success across periods of time and many countries.
in various cultures.
This will be a special opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Buddhism, integrating our own personal experiences (appearance, adoption and adaption).
Dates: Tuesday 6th and 13th December
Register at: http://buddhistlibrary.org.au/events/buddhism-how-it-spread-infiltrated-different-cultures-and-its-adaption/
Terry Redmond came to Buddhism quite late in life but has been a daily meditator and a regular visitor to Dhamma talks at the Library for over nine years. A bookkeeper with a scientific bias, he appreciates the way Buddhism challenges one to “try it” and evaluate what happens. His favourite Buddhist author is the nun Pema Chodron and he does a lot of walking meditation.
All Sessions by Dana (Donation).
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).