Buddhism Blog Post

 

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One of the World’s Most Beautiful Buddhas, Shrine, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Seattle, Washington, USA. Digital image. Flickr. Wonderlane, n.d. Web.

On wednesday, September 24, for the last 3 periods, we went to the auditorium. There, there was a buddhist priest, who was a graduate of YIS. There, we learned about buddhism and we learned about lots of things.

We talked about a lot of things, and also, we shared how we thought and how buddhism people thought.  For example, he asked us, “What does life mean to you?” Since we were in groups, we discussed about in our groups about what we thought, then one person in each group announced what we thought about life. At the end the priest told us how buddhist people are taught.

After that, we tried meditating on the chair we were sitting on. We put our left hand on top of our right hand, palms up, and put our thumbs together. We were told to leave our eyes half open, and looking around our knees. We sat there for about 5 minutes. At the beginning, there was a bell signalising that the meditation begins now, and another at the end.

We also copied the sutra, which is a writing in Chinese, that  buddhist people copy sometimes for peace, or for a prayer. We had a copy on the bottom, so we copied that with a tracing paper.

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Copying sutra…

I learned a lot about buddhism that day, for example, the fact that there are lots of ways to meditate, and some buddhist people copy the sutra when they want peace. I enjoyed copying the sutra because I liked making the ink, and I also liked tracing the sutra because it was fun. I think buddhism has effect on our lives because in buddhist countries, they celebrate buddhist festivals, so even if you’re not buddhist,  you have holidays that day, or you can also celebrate it.

My Strength

I did the multiple intelligences test, and I got the results that I am logic and good at math, and I am also good at body movement such as PE and dance and other things, and the third result is that I am a naturalist. I think this is right because I do like math and I think I am not bad at it, I enjoy sports and dancing. I also like nature and animals. I think this is true I think this asks really good and detailed questions. I think this is right for me and I think I found my strengths and weaknesses. I was surprised that I was good at math and logical, because I only thought that I wasn’t bad about it. But I knew that I like exercising because when I was about 3 or 4, I started dance because I liked it. I also like volleyball and basketball. I like playing sports. I also wasn’t surprised at being a naturalist because I like nature from when I was small too. I liked going to parks, and I like playing outside than playing inside. As I said earlier, I was really surprised about being logical because  I only thought that math wasn’t my weak subject, but I never thought that that is my strength, especially when it came up first.

 

If you want to do this test, please go: Here

Stereotypes

When are stereotypes useful?

It is good when you need to act, or need to make a quick decision when you need to do something. I think it is also a type of thing you need to use in life to judge quickly if that person looks nice or not nice, etc.

Do you judge a book by its cover?

I do, because when a cover of a book looks good, I look at the blurb of the book, and also read it, so I do at first, but I only read it if the blurb sounds good and fun to read