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Buddhist and Judeo-Christian Understandings of God

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The First Sermon at Deer Park

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"The Dance of Love"

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Karma Marga: "The Path of Works"

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The Master and the Untouchable

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The Fruits of Action

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Peer Evaluation: The Game of Samsara

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Teacher Evaluation: The Game of Samsara

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What Harm Is in Our Sun Dance?

This short article provides the point of view of a Blackfoot Indian about the illegalization of the Sun Dance.

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Images of God, Understandings of Life

The sketches below represent the different images of God and understandings of life that were held by the Jewish wisdom sages. Beneath each sketch, list the wisdom books that correspond to that image.

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Teacher Evaluation: An Interreligious Interview

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Miriam's Shabbat

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Greek and Roman Gods Today

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A Zoroastrian Symbol

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Koans: Food for Intuition

Read the following Zen koans two or three times. Choose one and answer or explain it.

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Who Is the Sage?

In each pair of situations below, one of the people described resembles the ideal of the Taoist sage, the person who lives in accord with Tao and practices the virtue wu-wei. Read each pair of situations and circle the letter …

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Chinese Calligraphy

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The Sikh Khalsa

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The Ten Gurus of Sikhism

This list of the ten Gurus of Sikhism briefly summarizes the key contributions of each Guru.

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Kuan-Yin

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Monks

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Objects Used in Tibetan Rituals

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The Fasting Siddhartha

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