A Look Into Buddhism

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.

Introduction

In March 2015 I along with several students from my class visited the Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center in Roanoke, Virginia. While there we sat through a meditation service led by one of the student teachers at the Center. This service was very informative with regard to the worldview held by Buddhists. The Center we visited happened to follow in the tradition of Kadampa Buddhism, which is a subset of Mahayana Buddhism, which in turn is the largest sect of Buddhism in the world. Certain forms of Buddhism popular in America, such as Tibetan and Zen, belong to the Mahayana tradition; it is likely that most Buddhists one encounters in the U.S. practice this tradition. Continue reading “A Look Into Buddhism”

MySelf Analysis: The Transformed Hustler

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.

I grew up in a Christian home, my dad is currently the senior pastor of my home church, and was raised in an explicitly Christian community, which contributed greatly to who I currently am as a person. Today I would say that my Attachment Style is secure with some avoidant tendencies. However up to this point in my life I would say that I have just about, for an extended time, displayed each of the attachment styles. There are two major events in my life thus far that completely turned my world upside down, and veered the course of my personal, spiritual, and psychological development down a dark road. Thankfully those events and all that accompanied them built me into a man that desires nothing more than to pursue Christ endlessly.

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