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Any Westerners Looking to Learn About Buddhism
At Wat Dallas we have a Buddhist Discussion Group for Western Students in English Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Main Building after Chanting and Meditation. If you are interested in Buddhism or are a practicing Buddhist.Please join us on for an open discussion on Dhamma. Please question everything and come with all your questions. If you are needing assistance in becoming a monk and wish to learn more please contact Jack Boling. Kent and Jack Boling will be leading the discussion on Buddhism. If you need personal instruction you can contact Jack Boling at 940-594-7794 or Kent at 214-690-7797

An Introduction to Buddhism

Ven. Dr. H. Saddhatissa

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Buddhism

Buddhism is a way of life and living which is as relevant to the world of today as it was more than 2,500 years ago when it was first promulgated by Siddhatta Gotama: it is the way of self-reliance. Buddhism does not rest on blind faith but on scientific investigation, on logic and on reason. It encourages the questioning mind and it encourages seekers after ultimate truth.

The Buddha asked his followers to test its validity in the light of their own experience and judgment. When he spoke to some skeptics in N.E. India, he advised them not to accept anything on the strength of rumor, mere agreement with one's own tradition, preconceived notions, personal appeal

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Rudiments of Mental Collectedness

His Holiness The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara

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Three Trainings we find, Sila, good behavior, Samadhi, mental collectedness, and Panna, wisdom or the ability to know. In the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment we find Samma-Samadhi, right collectedness of mind as the concluding constituent, and in many other sets of teachings mental collectedness is also found. In Suttas or dialogues there are also savings of Lord Buddha which

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Sila or Moral Conduct

His Holiness The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara

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Sila or Moral conduct is the principle of human behavior that promotes orderly and peaceful existence in a community. It yields, in particular, a very special benefit (to be discussed later). Rules of moral conduct are to be found in every religion. They may resemble other codes of conduct to a greater or lesser degree depending on the teachers or religious system from which they

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What did the Buddha teach?

His Holiness The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara

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Eighty years before the commencement of the Buddhist Era, a great man was born into the world. He was the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Siri Maha Maya of Kapilavastu of the Sakka country which now within the boundaries of Nepal. His name was "Siddhattha". Thirty five years later, Prince Siddhattha attained Supreme Enlightenment and thereafter became known as the "Enlightenment One"

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