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South East Asian Religion – Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism

Mar 16, 2013   //   by David   //   Assignments, Blog, March  //  1 Comment

Click  Indian Belief Systems  to read an abstract on Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism.

Not for the casual browser. This is part of David’s Humanities curricula for Yannay and Daniela.

North East Asian Religion – Chinese Folk, Tao, Mahayana Buddhism

Mar 16, 2013   //   by David   //   Assignments, Blog, March  //  Comments Off

Click  Chinese Belief Systems to read an abstract on Chinese Folk Religion, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, Confusion-ism.

Not for the casual browser. This is part of David’s Humanities curricula for Yannay and Daniela.

 

Exam: South East Asian Religion and Geography

Mar 16, 2013   //   by David   //   Assignments, Blog, March  //  Comments Off

This test was taken by Yannay and Daniela. Grade A+.

 

1. Describe the design of the Myanmar Buddhist stupa pictured below especially the symbols of Buddhism. (South East Asia Review Test – click on the link and scroll down to see the picture of the stupa.)

2. Who was the Buddah? In point form (no more than 7 points) describe his life story – birth, childhood, adulthood?

3. How do Buddhists view life?

4. What is the main objective of life for a Buddhist?

5. What is the main objective of life for a Taoist?

6. How do you achieve the Buddhist objective?

7. How do you achieve the Taoist objective?

8. Describe how a monk’s life meets the requirements of a Buddhist life.

9. What are some main differences between Theravada and Mahayana (Pure Land) Buddhism.

10. What is Chi?

11. What is Feng Shui?

12. What is Ancestor Worship? And how is it practiced in South East Asia (What have you seen)?

13. What is Animism?

14. What are the main three Hindu Gods and what is each one’s role?

15. What are Hindu Castes?  Name them.  What caste did Swastika belong to?

16. Name the main Hindu symbols and their meanings.

17. Symbolism of incense in Chinese temples.

18. Purity and Impurity in Hinduism – bonus

 

March Itinerary

Mar 16, 2013   //   by David   //   Assignments, March  //  Comments Off

Bangkok, Thailand

1st – 3rd March, Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel. Visit Palace, Jade Buddah Temple, Markets, bargain but they’re hard on prices, swim, cabbages and condoms restaurant, homework, breakfast across the road.

 

Jerusalem, Israel

4th – 9th March, Ahron Berkley’s Barmitzvah.

5th March - Avia, Daniela and Yannay take the South East Asia religions and geography test. A+ for all.

10th March Visit Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

11th – 24th Hebrew Language Ulpan and Homework

25th – 31st Pesach, Cesarea.