Monthly Archives: June 2012

Eastern Religions – #5 Jainism, Sikhism, and Zen

In this class session we looked at three groups that came out of the Hindu tradition, but with a twist. Jainism started a bit before Buddhism and might have influenced it in several ways. Sikhism was an attempt to combine … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #4 Buddhism

In this class session we looked at the origin and teaching of Buddhism. Because of its roots in Hinduism, it shares many of the same ideas, such as reincarnation and the need to break that cycle. But it also broke … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #3 Evaluation of Hinduism

Technology is a wonderful thing…until it turns on you. The night before this class my computer died so I did not have access to my slides and notes. If I get my data back I can post the slides later … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #2 Hinduism

In this class session we looked at Hinduism as a model of the other Eastern Religions. We talked about the history and development of Hinduism inlcuding a quick look at the scriptures, phases and philosophies of this “multiple-choice” religion. We … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #1 Conflicting World Views

Welcome to “Understanding Eastern Religions and the New Age Movement.” I am sure we have all wondered at times why there are so many different religions and what they believe. This class will look at some the major religions of … Continue reading

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