Jesus the Guru: Buddha Everywhere!

It’s hard to deny that eastern spirituality is rising in popularity again.  Over the next couple weeks we’re going to be doing some posts about a few eastern approaches and some of the places we see it popping up all around us.  During our upcoming series, Jesus the Guru, we’re going to be looking at what the West can learn from the East and
what those following eastern spirituality can learn from Jesus.  This is going to be a fantastic series for us all to invite our friends and family to.

Buddha Everywhere!

Do you want to learn a little bit more about Buddhism?  Here are some links that might be helpful:
Access to Insight: A good starting point if you’ve never learned read some of the sayings from Buddha.
Instant Buddhism: It all wrapped up in one graphic.  Kinda simplistic but a good starting point.
What the Buddha Taught: Another good place look into some of the teachings of buddha.

Some "Buddha sightings" from within our culture:
The number of people affirming "Buddhism" as their religion in Canada doubled between 1991 and 2001.
Actor Richard Gere has done a bunch to propel the popular notions of Buddhism in North America. 
The concept of finding a path or way to enlightenment is central to Buddhism and common in our culture.
The Dalai Lama is one of the most recognized people in the world.
Paris Hilton is apparently seeing a Buddhism monk these days.
I’m a LOST fan so I’d have to mention "Dharma Initiative" borrows it’s name for the way of life described by Buddha referred to as the Dharma.

What about you?  What are some places that you see Buddhism in our culture around us?

Drop by our page on the Jesus the Guru series and invite some friends today!

Rich Birch
rich.birch@connexuscommunity.com
Executive Director of Operations
Connexus Community Church

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