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 ideas from Islam with Hinduism in the 15th century. Zen or Zen Buddhism is really not Buddhism but contains ideas from Chineese and Japaneese religions. It has made inroads into the Western world and even has had some Christians trying to incorporate it into their religious practices.

Here is the Class Slides

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For Further Study:

Jainism and Buddhism: A Comparative Study (10:00)
Sikhism in America: CPD Guide to Religions in the United States (12:57)
What is Zen Meditation (1:56)
From Buddha to Christ – Peter Donnelly’s Story (9:52)


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Sr. Research Manager by day, Bible and Theology teacher by night. Father of two great kids and humble husband to a godly wife.
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