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Is it possible to be a Buddhist in England today?

Introduction : Talk about the expectations , problems and joys associated with modern day living in the UK today.Introduce the question. Is it possible to…

Introduction : Talk about the expectations , problems and joys associated with modern day living in the UK today.Introduce the question. Is it possible to live in Britain and be a Buddhist at the same time ? Does a person have to completely change their lifestyle to be a Buddhist in Britain or can they adapt their lifestyle ?Your next paragraphs should look at different aspects of Buddhism. Talk about whether they can ‘fit’ and indeed help individuals living in a modern world. Can they help us navigate a modern lifestyle or do they clash with it ?Possible Next paragraph ideas : You could then go on to look at a number of topics That we have covered.Worship. Shrines ( Where does worship take place?) – Meditation – How can this help us to navigate modern day worries and stresses ( mindfulness)?Buddhist ways of life eg monks vs lay buddhists – Can we be  a buddhist in Britain and function in a normal way ? Do adjustments need to be made ? Are these adjustments realistic ? How are lay buddhist different to Monks. Can Lay Buddhist be buddhist and live a modern life ? Do they want to? Is their way of life better ? Can it offer us a different way to live ? Is it the modern world that needs to change ?Buddhist ideas : 8 fold path,5 precepts,4 Noble Truths , Annica /Dukkha / Anatta( suffering and impermanence),Karma, Reincarnation ( Choose at least 3 of these. Apply them to modern day living.Try not to choose the same ideas that you talked about in your last essay)Conclusion : Return to the question here with your opinion. Make an initial statement then justify it with reasons ( 3 at least). Try not to just repeat what you have said in the main body of the essay.

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