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GENERAL PURPOSE: To inform
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform the class on Buddhism.
CENTRAL IDEA: Today I am going to inform you of who the Buddha was, the main principle teaching of Buddhism and some of the practices.
According to NY daily news the happiest man in the world is Matthieu Ricard a Tibetan Monk. How do they know he is the happiest man, well they've done there research. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson hooked up Ricard's skull with 256 sensors at the University of Wisconsin four years ago as part of research on hundreds of advanced practitioners of meditation. Davidson said "The scans showed that when meditating on compassion, Ricard's brain produces a level of gamma waves those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory , "never reported before in the neuroscience literature." The scans also showed excessive activity in his brain's left prefrontal cortex compared to its right counterpart, giving him an abnormally large capacity for happiness and a reduced propensity towards negativity, researchers believe.
Who really knows if he is the happiest man in the world but after speaking to several Monks, I know they release a positive energy.
There are nearly 350 million people who practice some sort of Buddhism worldwide according to Buddhanet.com. We all have our belief system and I am not here to try and convert you just to open your mind up to another way of living. I have researched and participated in Buddha teachings for a while now.
I am here today to inform you on who the Buddha was, the main principle teaching of Buddhism and some of its practices.
Who was the Buddha?
What is The Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path?
How does Meditation and Karma coincide with Buddhism?