For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and w

For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and write about your experience with them. Note that none of these practices are necessarily religious in nature, so I am not asking you to practice Buddhism. All of these practices can be strictly non-religious or can be incorporated into other religions.
How this works: choose two of the below practices associated with Buddhism. For the next three days, spend 15 minutes each day on each practice (30 minutes total). You should start these three days no later than Saturday because the write-up for this SWA is due on Tuesd.ay
1. Mindfulness: being fully present in the moment. If you choose mindfulness, google to find some articles on ways to practice it. You will want to spend 15 minutes dwelling on what you are currently doing (taking a walk, washing the dishes, eating a meal, etc.) and focusing on what you are experiencing (your five senses, your emotions, etc.) and avoiding multi-tasking or allowing your mind to wander to think about other things besides the immediate present.
2. Meditation: there are many ways to meditate. You can find guided YouTube videos, download a meditation app, or try it on your own with a timer. You can focus on your breathing, choose a mantra, or focus on an image in your mind. Find a form of meditation that appeals to you and practice for 15 minutes a day.
3. Acts of compassion: in the spirit of the bodhisattva and the Buddha, you can try doing compassionate things for others for 15 minutes a day. Call your grandmother. Write a letter or card and mail to someone who is lonely. Help your mom or dad or siblings with a task you wouldn’t otherwise do. Let someone who is going through a rough time right now vent to you without feeling the need to try to fix their problems or talk about your own. Spend 15 minutes on social media just leaving encouraging comments on people’s posts. These are just a few ideas–pick something that requires a bit of self-sacrifice that helps someone else.
At the end of the three days, write a paragraph on each of the practices you chose: What did you do, and how did you do it? What was the experience like? Was it difficult, easy, frustrating, peaceful, etc.? How so? Did it help you cope with anxiety or fear or dissatisfaction? Did it bring you any peace or comfort? Do you think this is something you’d consider continuing in the future?

Converting to another religion How would your life change if you converted to on

Converting to another religion
How would your life change if you converted to one of the major religions?
CHOOSE ONE of the following world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism or Islam.
Include the following sections:
– Where would you find a community of other adherents of that religion?
– Where would you worship?
– What would your prayer/rituals/worship look like?
– How would your life change?
– Would you face discrimination (unjust or prejudicial treatment)?
800-1000 words, times new roman, double spaced pleased!
Works cited page if you use any online sources to help your essay!

Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 wo

Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 words or more). The angle/topic is up to you, but here is one idea: Expand on an issue brought up in the documentary through (1) your own insights and experiences; (2) ideas in literature and/or film; (3) academic studies of migration/immigration; (4) patterns common in other immigrant communities. Please use at least one direct quotation in your response from your required reading (Second Generation South Asian Identity in Canada). Depending on what exactly you write about, you might have to refer to more materials, such as those in your optional reading.

Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhis

Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhist practices: 1- A documentary about Soka Gakkai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xasAOg7zag (you can skip the first 2 minutes) a contemporary, popular offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism 2- A documentary on the kaihōgyō, a rare, ancient Tendai Buddhist ascetic practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4tcN2YfA-k (apologies for the poor quality; this seems to be the only version freely available). Compare the practices seen in each, and discuss what the pair of documentaries tell us about Buddhism in Japan Situate your analysis more broadly by drawing examples from the content from the file Buddhism in Japan

Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the

Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the covid vaccine. I need to submit this paper to my college and job to prevent receiving the vaccine. Please be very specific and detailed about the christians morals against this vaccine. When writing the paper, always state as first person, explaining why I do not want to get the vaccine since I am christian.

Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense f

Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense for the issue: “Emotional Oak Flat hearing caps two-day prayer vigil, run (Links to an external site.)” (AZ Republic 2/5/21) What do you think? Should the Oak Flat copper mine project be built, providing much needed jobs and a boost to the AZ economy? Or are the claims of sacred land by Native Americans a religious priority that should take precedence over economic needs? Although this is a current and hot button topic with political implications, avoid partisan political debate. The intention is to look at the issue somewhat separately from the political dimensions, if possible. Compare this project with the Hindu Temple building projects in the chapter and the specialists they hire and bring in. How does an area become sacred and how does it become profane? Would this type of mining project go forward if it was being proposed for a site seen as religious to larger religions by population or with global connections? Can you image a mining project in Jerusalem or India, for instance, at a sacred site? What are the media implications if the project moves forward? What about if it doesn’t? How does network television versus social media coverage compare when it comes to tribal issues of religion? In what ways are prayer used to “demonstrate” in the events the article and the chapter are describing? What type of demonstration is being put on by praying? Who is the audience? Does this type of demonstration of prayer happen in other religious contexts or social settings? Is it effective? Who should ultimately make this decision about the mine? Is it the White House? The AZ Governor? Should it go to a vote in AZ? Some other decision-making mechanism? Krol, D. U. (2021, Feb 05). Emotional oak flat hearing caps two-day prayer vigil, run. Arizona Republic http://login.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/newspapers/emotional-oak-flat-hearing-caps-two-day-prayer/docview/2486412860/se-2?accountid=4485 (Links to an external site.) Position 1: Yes, build the mine and bring in the good paying jobs! Position 2: No, save the land as sacred to the tribe and religiously protected.