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The Tannisho Today
Rev Tairyu Furukawa March 1996
On Meditation
Vaughan Evans May 1995
From Blood to Rocks
Geoff Carpenter March 1996
Rev John Paraskevopoulos March 1996
The Meaning of Kikyoshiki
Hongwangi International CentreSeptember 1996
The Shin Buddhist Way
Rev Jack Austin September 1996
A Sutra of Healing and Protection
Tricycle Publications March 1996
Rules for Being Human
Unknown September 1996
Sallea Ungar September 1996
The Importance of Self Effort
Joren MacDonald September 1997
Self Power and Other Power Play Together
David Brazier
September 1997
Faith in What?
Ajahn Sumedho (summerised by Max Flisher) Sep 1997
The Myokonin
Friedrich Fenzl September 1997
Toshio Murakami September 1997

The Noble Eightfold Way

The Fourfold Truth as taught by the Buddha is as follows:
1. Life consists entirely of suffering
2. Suffering has causes (these two are the description of reality)
3. The causes of suffering can be extinguished
4. There exists a way to extinguish the causes (the last two express the ideal)
In explanation of the Fourth Noble Truth, the Buddha taught the EIGHTFOLD WAY as follows:
1. Right View; seeing things as they are.
2. Right Thought.
3. Right Speech.
4. Right Action. 2, 3 and 4 are the elements of human character.
5. Right Mindfulness.
6. Right Endeavour.
7. Right Livelihood. 5, 6 and 7 are the elements of human life or the dynamic aspects of human character.
8. Right Concentration. This is the motive power to carry one through all the worlds; this human world of desire, the heaven of bodily beings, the higher heaven of formless/bodieless beings and then holy beings; finally to reach the state of PARINIVANA (Highest Nirvana) … Buddahood.

The "Wheel of Dharma" or Dharmacakra
Recognized globally as a symbol for Buddhism that has represented the Buddha's teaching of the path to enlightenment, since the early period of Indian Buddhism.

The eight spokes represent the Noble Eightfold Path.
Its overall shape is that of a circle (cakra), representing the perfection of the dharma teaching.
The hub stands for discipline, which is the essential core of meditation practice.
The rim, which holds the spokes, refers to mindfulness or samadhi which holds everything together.



PLBF Southampton Sangha
Buddha Rupa Inauguration
"Not Separate from Person"
"Harmony in the Home"
Stupa of Namu-Amida-Butsu
Lantern Festival
Amsterdam Buddha Parade
Buddha Dharma Study Notes
1. The Four Noble Truths
2. The Nobel Eightfold Way
Further Study of the First Truth
3a. Three Aspects
3b. Suffering and Self View
3c. Denial of Suffering
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The Three Jewels
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Saying the Name
"Enmei Juku Kannon" Gyo
The Three Jewels @ wikipedia.org
stand alone pages
On Faith in the Heart
Ven. Myokyo-ni Obituary