What we're about

Are you searching for meaning in your life? Have you ever felt happiness in your life... ...never lasts? This Buddhist group has a great positive, multi-cultural atmosphere that helps people search for the answer to life's biggest questions. Through the teachings of Buddha and historical Pure Land Buddhist teachers we understand better the direction our life needs to take in order to find the purpose of life. We offer video lectures and have meetings to discuss how to obtain an absolute form of happiness. I hope you'll stop by and attend a meeting when you have a chance! Below, you'll find some more information about what Buddhism is all about as well as our contact info and location. In Buddhism, we learn that there are two kinds of joy.

Relative Happiness: All the happiness we know is called Relative Happiness. Money, status, fame, wealth, family, friends, and our loved ones are all included in this category. Politics, economics, medicine, and the arts also try to provide us with Relative happiness. We seek for this type of happiness day in, day out hoping we can attain true satisfaction from it.

Absolute Happiness: We are all seeking for a happiness which will truly last. This kind of happiness is called Absolute Happiness. The purpose of life is to attain it as quickly as possible while still alive. Learn more at our meetups and check out some of our topics: The Law of Cause and Effect, Six Good Deeds that Bring Happiness , Mirror of Truth, and Dark Mind is the Root Cause of Suffering.

Pourquoi sommes-nous nés? Pourquoi vivons-nous?

Quel est le but de notre vie?

Qu'est-ce qui détermine un destin heureux ou un destin malheureux?

Nous ouvrons une session Skype en français pour apprendre comment le bouddhisme répond à ces questions.

Si vous souhaitez nous rejoindre, envoyez votre identifiant Skype à "t_saitou2".

La session sera partagée uniquement via Skype.

Si vous avez des questions, s'il vous plaît contactez https://join.skype.com/N11vwcDu7f5D .

De l'administrateur de ce Meetup Groupe.

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What can we learn from the Buddha on how to be joyful? (This meetup is online).

Hello, and welcome to our Practicing Buddhism Meetup! If you’re interested in (1) exploring what tips and tools Buddhism has to offer on the road to happiness, and (2) meeting (first few sessions on Skype & later sessions in the future at a cafe) other like-minded folks on the same path, then you’re in the right place. Over the next few months, (in sessions hosted by Bita & Yuichi) we’re going to explore some of the tools Buddhism has to offer when it comes to happiness. We’ll talk about… ---What Buddha says is the first step toward happiness ---How false/limiting beliefs cause an incredible amount of (unnecessary) suffering ---The difference between relative happiness (happiness that is fleeting or temporary) and absolute happiness (happiness that does not crumble or abandon you) ---Understanding the basic ideas around karma so you can live a life filled with empowerment and passion instead of overwhelm and sadness ---Where you might be on the path to happiness (aka enlightenment) compared to those around you, and how knowing this information can help make dealing with those ”more challenging” folks in your life easier ---How the ‘5 Desires’ (food, wealth, sex, etc.) fit into a happy life ---Examples of ways to apply the above concepts, on a daily basis, to minimize suffering and increase happiness No one needs to settle for feeling sad, unsuccessful, miserable, or lost. We all deserve to flourish and be happy. Everyone’s path is a little different but we’re all heading in the same direction, so let’s put our heads together and see what we can do! NOTE: This meetup will be hosted by Bita & Yuichi online. LOCATION AND DETAILS This meetup takes place online. Please send your contact request on Skype to Bita Asakura This meetup is free to attend but donations are gladly accepted. Donations in Buddhism are not measured by the amount but by the desire to contribute to a cause greater than ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the group here on meetup.com. I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future. =)

L'introduction au but de la vie dans le bouddhisme

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Pourquoi sommes-nous nés? Pourquoi vivons-nous? Quel est le but de notre vie? Qu'est-ce qui détermine un destin heureux ou un destin malheureux? Nous ouvrons une session Skype en français pour apprendre comment le bouddhisme répond à ces questions. Si vous souhaitez nous rejoindre, envoyez votre identifiant Skype à "t_saitou2". La session sera partagée uniquement via Skype. Si vous avez des questions, s'il vous plaît contactez [masked]. De l'administrateur de ce Meetup Groupe.

L'introduction au but de la vie dans le bouddhisme

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Pourquoi sommes-nous nés? Pourquoi vivons-nous? Quel est le but de notre vie? Qu'est-ce qui détermine un destin heureux ou un destin malheureux? Nous ouvrons une session Skype en français pour apprendre comment le bouddhisme répond à ces questions. Si vous souhaitez nous rejoindre, envoyez votre identifiant Skype à "t_saitou2". La session sera partagée uniquement via Skype. Si vous avez des questions, s'il vous plaît contactez [masked]. De l'administrateur de ce Meetup Groupe.

Introduction to the Purpose of Life in Buddhism

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Why were we born? Why are we living ? What is the purpose of our life? What determines a good fate of happiness, or a bad fate of misfortune? We will have a Skype session to learn how Buddhism answers to these questions. If you want to join us, please send your Skype ID to "Buddhism 1st" or Click https://join.skype.com/DBb8Hk3XW7qA The session will be shared only via Skype. If any questions, please contact [masked] From This Meetup Group organizers

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Introduction to the Purpose of Life in Buddhism

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