The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Topics for Discussion

Nhat Hanh
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What is the point of working toward enlightenment?

In what way can the practice of Buddhism be beneficial to those around us?

Discuss mindfulness, and how a busy person might practice this daily.

Discuss the importance of the Twelve Links of Interdependent Co-Arising. Why does Hanh devote such a long chapter to this?

In what ways can remembering the nature of impermanence change our daily lives?

What is the first and primary step toward alleviating suffering?

How might we touch nirvana? Is it available to us?

Discuss the concept of continuation, as Hanh describes it on page 138, using the example of the sheet of paper.

Discuss the concept of positive and negative seeds in our subconcious, and how they are watered. What do they become?

Hanh describes a boating accident and how it relates to misperception (page 179). Discuss an event such as this in your own life...

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