Coffee & Karma

  • September 11, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Join us for coffee and an informal discussion about Buddhism at Starbucks in Target. 

The title of this Wednesday's meeting is "The Greater the Purpose...." When our goal/purpose is important then the means of how we aim to attain that goal becomes equally important. Before the means is decided, the goal must first be clarified. Only after the goal is decided, can we choose what is the quickest and most effective way of getting there. People often ask, "is it OK for Buddhists to eat meat, get married, strive for success", and so on. These questions can be best answered once the purpose of the Buddhist teachings have been understood. 

We will read story #37 from the book Something You Forgot...Along the Way, and selected paragraphs from the book You Were Born For A Reason

Looking forward to seeing you.

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  • Frank

    Thanks for everyone's participation in the meeting.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Bita Enayati A.

    I'm so happy to have learned the importance of the means due to the importance of the purpose. It makes no sense to only go after the means, without thinking about the purpose.

    September 12, 2013

  • Yuichi A.

    We learned about the purpose and means in life. And on top of that, what kind of mindset is required when we try to achieve the purpose of life. The more you listen, the more you want to know. That's the wonder of Buddhism.

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • Hiroki S.

    Today's meeting was really meaningful. I learned the importance of knowing the purpose. I will introduce you some of the quotes from the book that we read in the meeting. "The more important your ultimate goal, the more crucial it is to watch where you are going and move forward with caution,step by step."

    2 · September 11, 2013

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