First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Adventures in Religion

First Jefferson offers a religious education program that delves into the fascinating aspects of the world's religions. This roundtable discussion group meets by phone or, if church re-opens, in the John Adams room on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. each week. All are welcome. (Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Buddhism, Part 1, May 10, 2020, through June 13, 2021 (estimated)

We are discussing The Buddhist Tradition in India, China, & Japan, edited by W.M. Theodore de Bary.  We read out loud together.  No need to read in advance.This book presents a survey of Buddhist thought.  Buddhism’s continuity in time and its influence mark it as a major spiritual force in the world. [Vintage Books].

Buddhism, Part 2, Schedule TBA

John Bower. World Religions: The great faiths explored and explained. New York: DK Publishing, Inc. 1997, 2003, 2006.  ISBN 13:978-0-7566-1772-1, ISBN 10:0-7566-1772-3 (excerpts).

Mahayana vs. Theravada Buddhism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Mahayana_vs_Theravada

Theravada vs. Zen Buddhism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Theravada_vs_Zen

Buddhism vs Christianity

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Christianity\

Robert E. Kennedy, Hyun Kyung Chung, Paul F. Knitter et al.  Jesus & Buddha: practicing across traditions. Woodstock, VT.  Old Dog Documentaries, 2012.  DVD, 44 minutes.

Buddhism vs. Islam

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Islam

Buddhism vs. Hinduism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Hinduism

Buddhism vs. Jainism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Jainism

Buddhism vs. Taoism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Taoism

Buddhism vs. Confucianism

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Buddhism_vs_Confucianism

Brief Introduction to Basic Concepts of "Tibetan" Buddhism (excerpts),

https://library.brown.edu/cds/BuddhistTempleArt/buddhism3.html

The Future of the Dalai Lama and Tibet by Steve Shaw. Posted on April 23, 2019.

http://globalcomment.com/the-future-of-the-dalai-lama-and-tibet/

The Self-Immolation of a Buddhist Monk

http://buddhistinformation.com/self_immolation.htm

Buddhist Missions

https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/missions-buddhist-missions

Buddhism Historical development.

Excerpt from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Buddhism

Buddhism in the contemporary world: Trends since the 19th century

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Buddhism/Buddhism-in-the-contemporary-world

Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy? 6 experts weigh in, by Jude Paler, January 3, 2019.

https://ideapod.com/is-buddhism-a-religion-or-philosophy-6-experts-weigh-in/

Quang Chieu Zen Monastery, Fort Worth, TX Star Telegram articles, 2004

http://thienvienquangchieu.org/ (See side bar on right.)

A Temple Rises.
The nuns' life: enlightenment without TV.
Who is the Zen Master?
How to Meditate 101.

The Faith of a Unitarian Universalist Buddhist by James Ishmael Ford.

https://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/beliefs/buddhism/uu-buddhist

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