COMPARING CONFUCIANISM, TAOISM, & BUDDHISM
How does Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism relate to today’s world? What are the common myths of these 3 philosophies? Were they ever meant to be religions? How are these three ways of thinking different from each other? Are you more of a Taoist, a Buddhist, or are you more in line with the way Confucius thought? Find out at this informal meeting.
Both myself and Mitchell Timmerson will give a ten-minute introduction talk (10 minutes total time, not 10 minutes each) comparing these 3 topics before we open the floor to introspective discussion questions and open-talk. I have spent years reading up on these 3 philosophies, along with enjoying countless hours of discussion on the subject matter with my college professor. Mr. Timmerson teaches Chinese religion in Syracuse, and has published ‘Guide to Eastern Religions’.
This get-together is for the sole purpose of sharing knowledge and introspective thinking. We will respect everyone's personal beliefs and not impose our own upon anyone.
This meeting will start RIGHT on time, at 7:30. Please do not be late. I could only get the room for one hour. If anyone would like, we can continue the meeting at Pipers up the road.
Religions of the World, by Lewis M. Hopfe
Chinese Religions, by J. Ching
Buddhism, Taoism, and Other Eastern Religions, by J. Isamu Yamamoto
Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face, by C. Mollier
Eastern Psychology: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, by William Compton
Confucianism and Taoism, by Dr. Julia Ching
Ta Hio: The Great Learning of Confucius
Taoism: An Essential Guild by Eva Wong
Buddhism: The Science & Philosophy of Enlightenment, by Robert Wright