Buddhism in Daily Life: Relationships, class 3

Buddhism in Daily Life: Relationships

April 19, 2010 Couples


The class opened with some closing thoughts on the responsibilities of he husband.  As the husband is the breadwinner, the wife has authority.  Buddha taught how money should be used.  The earning should be shared and used for the following purposes:


n       Take care of the person and family.

n       Expand the business.

n       Help the poor and needy.

n       Save for emergencies.

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Buddhism in Daily Life: Relationships, class 2

Notes from April 12, 2010

Buddhism applies to all types of relationships, including same sex relationships.  What we learn from Buddha’s time as a Brahman’s life in which there are four stages (adult relationship) life:

-      Young = study to attain wisdom

-     Married = have children

- Retired = study religion

-    Release = live like a monk

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Class # 12 08/17/09

Class 12

Today was our last class of the series.  We began with a lesson on the importance of keys.  After we were able to start class, we began discussing the different interpretations of the Buddha’s life.  The initial question, in reference to the pre-class reading, was about how in one version of the history, Buddha is described as a normal man who gained enlightenment and became the Buddha, and in the other version, the Buddha was preordained in his role.  The animals and even the plants reacted miraculously to his birth.  In discussion, we talked about the power of symbolism, how the beauty of stories can help in explaining or understanding, and also the value of looking at the intention of the message, not just the message. See more picture

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English Dharma Class, open discussion.
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English Dharma Class, open discussion.
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