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Dalai Lama teaches young Tibetans

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMHALA, June 3: Leading Tibetan spiritual leader and Buddhist figure, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday concluded a two-day teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s “Fate Complete” to young Tibetans, where he reiterated his message of compassion and warmth. The Tibetan leader who led the online sessions said, “If you practice love and […]

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Teaching the Australian truth is an opportunity for all young people | Hayley McQuire

IIn April, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority announced public consultations on the National Curriculum Review on how First Nations peoples experienced British colonization and terra nullius as an invasion that negated their occupation of the country and place. So why is the proposed change so important? Because Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth […]

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Christians linked to LCMS accused of teaching the Bible

Last year I wrote on a blog about how a Finnish pastor and a lay member of the Finnish parliament were being investigated by authorities for teaching what the Bible says about homosexuality. Now prosecutors have made a decision to bring criminal charges against them and bring them to justice. And lest we think that […]

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Quality education and cheap labor do not mix

When it comes to teaching, there is a common saying: “Those who can, do; those who cannot, teach. This perception of the profession in the United States makes it an unattractive area. This could explain why public schools have been haunted by staffing issues for decades. WE schools have suffered from a continuous loss of […]

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Buddha Purnima 2021: Teachings of Buddha

Buddha Purnima 2021: It is one of the main festivals celebrated during the month of Vaishak and marks the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. He later became known as Lord Buddha. He believed that on this day he attained enlightenment. Buddha Purnima falls on a full moon night mainly between April and May. […]

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Teaching the Trinity to Young Children

Critics of infant baptism say very young children cannot have faith. They don’t know anything about God. They don’t know how to reason. They can’t make a decision for Christ. We Lutherans and other advocates of infant baptism say that they too can have faith! Just as they live in dependence and trust on their […]

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Top Universities Teach Shoemaking in USA

The oldest known shoes were found in Fort Rock Cave in Oregon in 1938. They were made from sagebrush bark in 7000 or 8000 BC. Since then, shoemaking methods have changed dramatically.And shoes aren’t just a necessity anymore – they’ve become a style statement. And many are willing to spend money on exceptional shoes. Would […]

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Here’s why Hindus are outraged

In January, New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky introduced a bill in the New York Senate that would require New York State schools to teach the “swastika,” a symbol of good. auspicious and sacred for dharmic religions like Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, as an example of a symbol of hatred. The bill titled ‘Senate Bill […]

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Harvard doesn’t care about teaching — or teachers

YesYou’ve no doubt heard that Harvard recently lost Cornel West after, as he described it, disrespecting him again. That same week, with slightly less publicity, the Faculty of Arts and Science reaffirmed its flawed system of routinely dismissing faculty, scholars who do Harvard’s most crucial educational work but who have no way to continued employment, […]

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Dalai Lama gives online teaching to Korean Buddhists

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, January 5: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama began teaching the Heart Sutra online at the request of Korean Buddhists on Tuesday from his residence in Dharamsala, India. The Nobel laureate discussed the commonalities between Buddhism and quantum physics, noting the ancient historical connection between India and Tibet through […]

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McMindfulness: how capitalism has hijacked the Buddhist teaching of mindfulness

Originally published in 2019. Over the past two decades, mindfulness meditation in the West has gone from a marginal practice to a mainstream phenomenon. Its promise, as sold to us in countless books and apps, is seductive: it’s a simple technique to calm down and be more present. It is touted as a panacea for […]

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The manga monk: teaching Buddhism through comics

NYUZEN, Toyama Prefecture–Buddhist priest Yoshiyuki Kondo offers his own brand of enlightenment through a the manga comic series he created after his own life took a rough turn. Kondo, a former schoolteacher, said he hopes the series titled “Yankee to Jushoku” (Bad Boy and Chief Priest) will help others find wisdom when they encounter upheaval […]

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Teaching online during the COVID crisis: what we have learned

Last spring semester marked a heroic response to the coronavirus that has caused a sea change in the way much of higher education is delivered – a change that will continue to influence the way learning is accessed at from now. So what have we learned? Above all, we have learned that we need to […]

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Dalai Lama begins three-day online teaching for Russian Buddhists – Buddhistdoor Global

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the virtual audience. Photo of Ven. Tenzin Jamphel. From dalailama.com His Holiness the Dalai Lama started a three-day teaching on Nagarjuna Commentary on the awakening of the spirit (Skt: Bodhichitta Vivarana; Tib: Changchub Semdrel) on November 5, at the request of Russian Buddhists, via video link from his residence […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama concludes his three-day teaching on the essence of true eloquence

Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded his three-day teaching on Tsongkhapa’s “Essence of True Oration” primarily for Taiwanese Buddhists from his residence in Dharamshala, HP, India on October 4, 2020 . His Holiness once again extended his greetings to the virtual audience gathered in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, at […]

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Mix agriculture, education and zen

Mike Barreda hosts the Zen Delaplane group on Saturday mornings in the old Blue Ridge Farm pigsty. He runs a cattle farm near Upperville, teaches at a local private school, and mediates weekly with a handful of Zen practitioners. In constant search of “meaning” through work and personal activities, Mike Barreda remains committed. “I’ve always […]

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Court rejects constitutional challenge to critical teaching on Islamic terrorism

I think that’s generally quite fair, and indeed an important victory for academic freedom; professors, including those in public colleges, should be able to speak freely about religious belief systems (Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or whatever), no less than other belief systems. Of Sabra v. Maricopa County Comm. College Dist.decided this morning by Judge […]

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University Announces 2020 Winners of Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards

“Someone once told me that being a faculty member means committing to doing things that you’re not quite qualified to do yet,” Chong says. “Doing research means tackling areas that you will need to learn more about and build your confidence in.” Chong makes daunting concepts accessible by providing students with multiple points of engagement: […]

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Susy Powlesland obituary | Education

My friend Susy Powlesland, who died at the age of 90, was a radical pedagogue. With her husband, John, she established the Kirkdale Alternative School in south London in the mid-1960s. The school adhered to the principles of self-sufficiency, equality and creative learning, focusing on individual interests of each child. It ran for over a […]

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The Dalai Lama returns to public teaching with a two-day global webcast – Buddhistdoor Global

Precious Garland of Nagarjuna on Sunday. Photo by Ven Tenzin Jamphel. At tibet.net”/>His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks on the second day of his teaching on Nagarjuna Precious Garland on Sunday. Photo by Ven Tenzin Jamphel. At tibet.net After a four-month hiatus from all public engagements due to the COVID-19* pandemic, His Holiness the Dalai […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet begins a two-day online teaching

His Holiness the Dalai Lama appeared online from his residence in Dharamsala, HP. India on Saturday morning May 16, 2020. Thousands of followers including Tibetans and Buddhists are listening in homes around the world. His Holiness the Dalai Lama started his teaching in the morning. He gave a brief introduction to Buddhism. His Holiness’ two-day […]

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This Kyoto Zen Buddhist Temple Teaches Zazen Meditation Online

Quarantine and self-isolation are taking their toll and the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is worrying even the best of us. If you’re looking to calm your mind and relieve stress, the Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto shares some Zazen meditation techniques you can practice at home. This informative and engaging video is […]

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Educational clip removed after Maha Nikaya sect protests

The Ministry of Education has removed a video questioning the authenticity of the Maha Nikaya monks. Facebook The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on Wednesday decided to remove a video clip posted by Professor Long Sarin which compared the two dominant sects of Buddhism in Cambodia – Maha Nikaya and Dhammayuttika. In the video, […]

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How professors changed their teaching during this spring’s shift to remote learning

It will be some time before we know the full impact of the COVID-19-induced shift to distance learning this spring – how it has altered the arc of students’ college careers, for example, or affected the extent and nature of their learning. But now we have some early data on how it reshaped instructor teaching […]

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Uju Anya Receives College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – Although the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of in-person events such as the College of Education’s annual appreciation and awards luncheon, the awards have been announced and the winners are still very popular. appreciated. Faculty, staff and students who have made significant contributions to their fields have been selected through […]

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Teaching and learning after COVID-19

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the future of teaching and learning? To answer this question, we must first recognize some difficult truths. At this point, we do not know to what extent COVID-19 will cause a certain proportion of colleges and universities to close or merge. The most vulnerable institutions dependent on tuition fees, […]

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Keep Teaching: 7 Tips for Switching to Online Teaching

As University of Mississippi professors convert their classes to online learning platforms, two of the university’s most experienced online professors say their best advice is for educators to breathe, think of their students, and take things one technology at a time. Photo by Adobe Stock OXFORD, Mississippi — As everyone adjusts to a new normal […]

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Japanese government recognizes pope as ’emperor of education’

Just days before Pope Francis arrives in Japan, the country’s government recognizes the Japanese characters that the Catholic Church has used for the pope for more than 40 years. By Devin Watkins – Tokyo, Japan “Pope Francis has something to teach.” This is how Thomas Power, an associate professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, interprets […]

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A Dharma Response to Climate Change

The following article was adapted from the speech by scholar and environmentalist Joanna Macy at the “No Time To Lose: A Dharma Response to Climate Change” event hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California on September 15, 2019. A recording of all speeches of the conference is available on the Spirit Rock website. […]

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How to Find the Best Resources (Opinion)

Marisa Fasciano is an education consultant for Tanenbaum Center for Interfaith Understanding. Recently, we have witnessed a widespread need among educators and administrators at all levels for classroom resources to help teach religious diversity. For example, when we did our Religions in my neighborhood program available for free, requests poured in. A Kansas kindergarten teacher […]

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Buddhism: principles of the teaching of Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, born in the 5th century BC in what is today Nepal and northern India. He was called “the Buddha”, which means “awakened”, after experiencing a deep awareness of the nature of life, death and existence. In English, the Buddha is said to be enlightened, […]

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Buddhism: teaching the doctrine on Anatta ‘Non-self’

Eastern and Western philosophers have struggled with self-concept for many centuries. What is the self? The Buddha taught a doctrine called anatta, which is often defined as “no-self”, or the teaching that the feeling of being a permanent, self-contained self is an illusion. This does not correspond to our ordinary experience. Am I not me? […]

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Virya paramita traditional teaching of Buddhism

Virya paramita – the perfection of energy – is the fourth of the six (sometimes ten) traditional paramitas or perfections of Mahayana Buddhism and the fifth of the ten perfections of Theravada Buddhism. What is the perfection of energy? Let’s first look at the Sanskrit word virya. It comes from vira, a word from an […]

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Symbolic colors of illuminating teaching

For any Buddhist in the world, there is perhaps no more significant day than Buddha Purnima, a full moon day when the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and left his mortal body. It is a very unusual case that all three significant events of a man fall on the same day! It happened to the […]

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Buddhism and Compassion: Teaching and lessons for living serenely

The Buddha taught that to achieve enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. Wisdom and compassion are sometimes compared to two wings working together to enable flight or two eyes working together to see deeply. In the West, we are taught to think of “wisdom” as something that is primarily intellectual and […]