A Secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor

Summarize an argument for “secular buddhism” and provide two arguments against Batchelor’s Thesis based on your analysis and then provide two arguments of your own (not found in Batchelor) in support of Batchelor’s thesis and then finally summarize your point of view for or against Batchelor and say why. (NO outside research necessary, just the… Continue reading A Secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor

Writer’s Choice

In an essay of 250 – 350  words describe the closest experience  you have had to what the readings describe as “religious” or “unobjective.”  This need not necessarily involve “God,” but should reflect some of the characteristics of such an experience as described in the readings.  Be sure to draw analogies between your experience and… Continue reading Writer’s Choice

Islamist Views

Read Chapt. 2 of the Phares book. Books used Phares, Walid (2005) Future Jihad, Terrorist Strategies Against the West, Palgrave, Macmillan and Aaron, David (2008) In Their Own Words, Voices of Jihad, Rand: Santa Monica, California

For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and w

For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and write about your experience with them. Note that none of these practices are necessarily religious in nature, so I am not asking you to practice Buddhism. All of these practices can be strictly non-religious or can be incorporated into other… Continue reading For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and w

Converting to another religion How would your life change if you converted to on

Converting to another religion How would your life change if you converted to one of the major religions? CHOOSE ONE of the following world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism or Islam. Include the following sections: – Where would you find a community of other adherents of that religion? – Where would you worship? –… Continue reading Converting to another religion
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Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 wo

Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 words or more). The angle/topic is up to you, but here is one idea: Expand on an issue brought up in the documentary through (1) your own insights and experiences; (2) ideas in literature and/or film; (3) academic studies of migration/immigration; (4) patterns… Continue reading Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 wo

Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhis

Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhist practices: 1- A documentary about Soka Gakkai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xasAOg7zag (you can skip the first 2 minutes) a contemporary, popular offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism 2- A documentary on the kaihōgyō, a rare, ancient Tendai Buddhist ascetic practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4tcN2YfA-k (apologies for the poor quality; this seems to… Continue reading Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhis

Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the

Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the covid vaccine. I need to submit this paper to my college and job to prevent receiving the vaccine. Please be very specific and detailed about the christians morals against this vaccine. When writing the paper, always state as first… Continue reading Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the

Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense f

Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense for the issue: “Emotional Oak Flat hearing caps two-day prayer vigil, run (Links to an external site.)” (AZ Republic 2/5/21) What do you think? Should the Oak Flat copper mine project be built, providing much needed jobs and a boost… Continue reading Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense f

Please answer the following three questions for Assignment 1. According to Buddh

Please answer the following three questions for Assignment 1. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha only taught things conducive to liberation. Why do you think the Buddha taught the 6 realms of existence? 2. What does the Aggañña Sutta teach that is beneficial to the religious path? 3. Provide a short reflection about the article… Continue reading Please answer the following three questions for Assignment 1. According to Buddh