Essay Topic 1
Rinpoche's book looks at what he calls the four bandos.
1) What are the four bandos and how do they relate to Buddhism?
2) How can one use each of the bandos to develop a more positive attitude towards life?
Essay Topic 2
1) What is the difference between the way westerners cope with death to the way Tibetans cope with death?
2) Choose either western and Tibetan culture and discuss why they cope with death like they do.
Essay Topic 3
Rinpoche discusses the problems with being dependent on material possessions.
1) What problems are caused by materialism? Are their any positive aspects that can be derived from materialism?
2) How can one create a balance between a material life and a life full of idealism?
Essay Topic 4
Write a 500-word essay on the following statement: Westerners are slaves to materialism.
Essay Topic 5
What is samsara? How can one get away from it...
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