In the Buddha’s Words: Sutta Study and Discussion Series (Session 2)

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Dear all,

UQ Buds welcomes you to join us for the second sutra study. We will keep learning Chapter 1 “The Human Condition” of Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book “In the Buddha’s Words”. The session will start with 30 minutes meditation and free vegetarian food. The schedule is below:

In the Buddha’s words Series 2: “The Human Condition”

Date: Tuesday,September 1
Time: 6:00pm-6:30pm arrival
6:30pm meditation (may include breathing/walking meditation and gentle exercises)
7:00pm-8:00pm sutra discussion and questions
Location: Showing Hartley Teakle Building, 83-C413

Please wear modest, comfortable clothing.

We hope to see you there!
with lovingkindness,
The UQ Buds Executive

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What is the difference between Buddhism and mindfulness?

The following notes were compiled from Kevin Guo’s talk at the UQ Multifaith Centre on the 7th of October, 2014.

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Mindfulness in modern psychology has its historical roots in Zen and Theravada meditation, BUT, Buddhism is much more than mindfulness.

*Buddhism has precepts & ethics (5 precepts, 8 precepts)- mindfulness doesn’t prescribe ethics
*Buddhism is “more intense”: e.g. comparing meditation centre program to a MBSR program
*Buddhism culminates in wisdom, such as vipassana meditation and 16 insight knowledges (nana)…and finally, nibbana!

May you be well and happy!