Learning from an Interfaith Dialogue It's important to be open-minded when you are having an interfaith dialogue with someone with a different religion than yours.
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Funeral Pyres in Delhi, India Ayna goes to the funeral pyres where the Hindus cremate their dead in a religious ceremony. These pyres can often be found in the middle of Delhi city.
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Sacred Banyan Tree in Buddhism The Banyan tree is sacred in Buddhists' view. Buddhists don’t commit any bad deeds under this tree.
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Shinto Rituals in Tokyo, Japan Most Japanese are Shinto, which is the Japanese religion before Buddhism. Saim Orhan visits a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.
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Sulak Sivaraksa on Engaged Spirituality Sulak Sivaraksa believes that it's not enough to be good while there is so much poverty and oppression in the world. He defines 'engaged spirituality' and says we must engage with the suffering poor. To build greater happiness in the world we must learn from those less fortunate than ourselves.
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The Benefit of Religion Sulak Sivaraksa is a Buddhist monk. He says that most religions fall into two categories: tribal and universal. Tribal religion is fundamentalism. Universal religion recognizes what all religions hold in common and is a force for good, peace, happiness and love.
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Top 10 Unlikely Patron Saints There really is a Patron Saint for everyone and everything find out some of the stranger ones.
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Where Religion Went Wrong, and How to Fix It Sam Keen: Where Religion Went Wrong, and How to Fix It
Berkeley Arts and Letters - First Congregational Church of Berkeley
As global residents within a culture of fanaticism, materialism, and greed, is it possible to bridge our differences and dwell in harmony in the twenty-first century? Celebrated author Sam Keen believes that a new understanding of the role of religion in our lives is essential for such a transformation. And that nothing less than our existence hangs in the balance.In In the
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Father Thomas Keating on Oneness and the Heart of the World In this talk, Father Keating discusses the dynamic nature of God and the paradox implicit in experiencing divine oneness. With humor and wisdom, he explores the practice of contemplative prayer, and how we might begin to approach God through being present to our senses.
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Importance of the Grace of God Sufi teacher and dream worker Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee believes the greatest mistake made by the various proponents of global oneness is to think that human beings can do it by themselves. On the contrary, Llewellyn says, the human being cannot make real change-either individually or collectively-without the grace of God.
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Worlds Apart: Business and Spirituality Tibetan Buddhist teacher Ven. Choegyal Rinpoche believes that although the worlds of business and spirituality are far apart, they can meet by developing common values of care and compassion.
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Words from the Karmapa Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa describes how oneness begins as an internal experience. He explains that Tibetan Buddhists have studied and meditated a great deal on this ultimate truth and while traditional practices do foster a consciousness of oneness, His Holiness says that religions must also adapt to the changing needs of people.
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Selfishness Is the Root Cause of Suffering Tibetan Buddhist monk and scholar Geshe Kalsang Damdul la explains that on both global and individual scales "self-centeredness" underlies conflict and suffering.
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How the Nature of the Mind Experiences Oneness Tibetan Buddhist nun Ven. Tenzin Palmo describes how the infinite, primordial awareness that lies behind the mind and its sense of duality is the key to experiencing oneness.
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Essentials of Buddha Nature Tibetan Buddhist nun Ven. Tenzin Palmo explains two essentials of Buddhist practice: developing mindfulness and learning consideration for others. If we could truly learn to think of the happiness of others, could we really think that everyday life has no meaning?
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Meaning of Oneness in the Context of Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa explains how exile has given Tibetans a heightened experience of oneness. With very little political solidity to draw upon, Tibetan culture in exile is held together through trust, shared values and faith, all traits of the Buddhist concept of oneness, says the Karmapa.
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How to Experience Oneness Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa describes how oneness is experienced. First, he says, as a breadth of vision cultivated through meditation and contemplation, and second as the harmony arising from mutual support and self-sacrifice of the individual and society.
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Changes in the World's Spiritual Consciousness Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa believes that it is the responsibility of religion to adapt to the changing needs of people. As human psychology evolves, spirituality must also evolve, preserving what is useful from the past but adapting to the new.
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His Holiness Talks About Spiritual Power Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa explains the subtlety of spiritual power, and describes traditional means of cultivating it.
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The Role of Spiritual Leaders Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa describes the need for spiritual leaders to connect with the general public. The power of spiritual leaders, on the one hand, and the faith and devotion of the people, on the other, must come together for large-scale transformation.
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Spiritual Leaders Sharing Their Knowledge with the World Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa suggests that spiritual leaders connect to the general public. Rather than connecting solely to their own groups of students, the Karmapa says spiritual leaders must reach beyond them to engage the larger population, and asserts that transmission of spiritual power happens through conscious, positive human relationships formed with the intention of benefiting the entire human family.
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Rodef Eliyahu McLean on the Role of the Mystic Jerusalem Peacemaker Rodef Shalom Eliyahu McLean says that we forget the true goal of our spiritual and religious traditions when we get caught in the forms and structures that they teach. Mystics, he says, can remind us of the common inner dimension at the core of every tradition and help us wake up to the unity within diverse beliefs.
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