Essays and Research Papers on Eastern Religions

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This 5 page paper examines Buddhism in Vietnam. One sect of Buddhism is the focus of discussion (Hoa Hao) but the paper provides an overview of Buddhism as a religion. Some information about the war is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Vipassana Meditation

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper exploring the method and history of Vipassana meditation, and then comparing it to other forms of Buddhism-linked meditation techniques. Sensation-based Vipassana therefore leads the meditator to the place where sensations – such as negativity – can be dealt with right away, having been recognized for what they are. Thus ...

American Buddhism

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper examines how Buddhism came to America and what it means today. Nichiren Shoshu buddhism and Zen buddhism are specific types discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Mythology in Hinduism

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper examines Hinduism, particularly as it respects gods and goddesses. Specific information is relayed about the deities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper examines Hinduism and rituals and practices associated with the religion. Various things are discussed in the context of different sections, one of which focuses on the different types of yoga. Festivals and pilgrimages are discussed as well as the practice of self-mortification. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares the formulations of the Golden Rule as offered by Confucius and Jesus. The writer argues that while the pronouncements of these two great moral teachers have the same general meaning, examination of the Golden Rule according to Confucius compared with the Golden Rule as stated by Jesus ...

A 4 page paper which examines the role Eastern religious traditions play in modern medicine, focusing upon how societal views of spirituality and religion have been influenced. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page research paper that considers the questions of why Tibetan Lamas are considered to be divine. The writer first gives background to Tibetan Lamaism and its principal tenets and then explores the subject of Lamaic divinity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the nature of Buddhism and the view of Buddhism as a way of achieving wisdom. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Tibetan Buddhism

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page overview of the main concepts of Tibetan Buddhism. The author contends that Buddhism stands distinct from other world religions in several key concepts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page paper on the evolution and existence of women’s rights in Islam. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page discussion of the relationships that exist between moral code and kinship obligation for these two philosophies. This paper addresses four specific questions regarding moral code’s basis of legitimacy, the way that kinship obligations are subordinated to the transcending moral code, the way kinship obligations are incorporated into the transcending moral code, ...

Dalai Lama

  • 12 page paper

This 12 page paper explores the role of the Dalai Lama, and how his "office" fits into the structure of Buddhism as practiced in Tibet. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 9 page paper which examines the social, political, and primarily the religious tensions between India and Pakistan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page overview of diversity of sacred elements that characterize Hindu religious tradition. This paper concentrates on the sacred elements revealed in the "Bhagavad Gita", one component of the Mahabharata, the sacred text of the Hindu religion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 10 page paper examines the influence of Eastern religion in the west, with particular emphasis on buddhism. Hinduism is discussed as a secondary influence. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses Buddhism as it is practiced in the U.S. today. Bibliography lists 3 sources

This is a 5 page paper which provides a brief review and analysis of the book Buddha by Karen Armstrong. The bibliography has 1 source.

An 8 page research paper that discusses the nature of myth and symbol in Shinto ritual. Japanese mythology, which plays a major role in Shinto beliefs, encompasses an intricate and complex system of beliefs. The Shinto pantheon consists of 8000 kami (Japanese for "gods" or "spirits") (Japanese mythology). The Kojiki ("Record of Ancient Things") is ...

This 3 page paper discusses the way in which Pericles, Muhammad and Krishna revealed what was expected of us in the way of individual obligations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which discusses whether or not there is actually such a legitimate notion as a righteous war. No additional sources are used.

War and Buddhism

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper considers the way in which war has impacted Buddhism; it also looks at the actions of Buddhists during the Vietnam conflict. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Types of Meditation

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses two types of meditation: Theravada and Zen. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses the advice Krishna gives to Prince Arjuna just before a battle, which is to fight because the immortal soul cannot be killed. The paper also argues that there are better options than Krishna's command to fight. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


  • 3 page paper

A 3 page examination of Buddhism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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