Bringing the Dharma to the Middle East

A discussion with students of Israeli Dharma Friends, Israel.

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  • Buddhism to Israel

    • What does it mean to bring Buddhism to the West and to Israel?
    • Importance of knowing the Dharma well and not rejecting any part because it doesn’t suit us
    • Discriminating Buddhism from culture
    • Which way to go in the future for the Dharma group and the individuals in the group
    • The different ways for people to practice together
    • Whether having checklists and structure is helpful for a group
    • The benefits of having discussion groups
    • How the older members can set an example for the newer members

    Bringing the Dharma to the Middle East 01 (download)

    Useful things for personal practice

    • Whether to have a Dharma center for regular group activities, what activities to plan and whether to get a resident teacher
    • The importance of working together harmoniously and how each member can play his/her role well
    • Being mindful of the influence of the eight worldly concerns
    • What nonviolent communication means and why it’s helpful

    Bringing the Dharma to the Middle East 02 (download)

    Future development

    • Love and compassion
    • Level of interest in Buddhism in Israel
    • Ways to relate to and work with other Buddhist groups and traditions

    Bringing the Dharma to the Middle East 03 (download)

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