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Ji Ming Temple

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Daniel Waters

on 29 April 2015

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Ji Ming Temple
4 Noble Truths
There is suffering

Suffering has a cause

The cause is removable

Eightfold path can remove the cause
5 Precepts
1. To refrain from taking life (non-violence towards sentient life forms)

2. To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft)

3. To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct

4. To refrain from lying (speaking truth always)

5. To refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness (specifically, drugs and alcohol)
The Wheel of Life
The Temple
Founded 6th Century BC
Modern day Nepal
Siddhartha Gautama

350-550 million worldwide

Growing rapidly
Once you get rid of all your desires, greed, ignorance, anger and other negative emotions, you reach the state of nirvana or heaven.
Eight Fold Path
1. Right view

2. Right intention

3. Right speech

4. Right action

5. Right livelihood

6. Right effort

7.Right mindfulness

8. Right concentration

Siddhartha Gautama
Noble family, protected
Discovered outside world and was shocked
Lived with nothing, didn't quite work out
Decided on "the middle life"
His ideas spread and started Buddhism
A belief that people are reborn in future lives into a higher being or lower being depending on the type of life they have led. Ties in with the idea of karma.
Speech topics
1. Christianity in China

2. Islam in China

3. Daoism/Taoism in China

4. Buddhist monks and nuns

5. Ji Ming Temple

6. Ancestor worship

7. Buddhist Symbolism

8. Chinese folk religions
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