Smith’s Article and Two Shamnism Videos
Show your comprehension of the Smith article and the two shamanism videos. Put them together into a meaningful summary. Using the Smith article, conclude with a comment on what distinguishes the native American (shamanic/indigenous) approach to social reality from our own modern approach. Show how you comprehend the main ideas of Buddhism as represented in the PBS videos. Show you understand the 4 noble truths, the meaning of mindfulness meditation, and how these truths explain why Buddhists practice non-violence and how non-violence translates into a Buddhist social theory. Show your comprehension of the main ideas of the assigned readings on Gandhi and the quotes of the Christian scriptures. How do they compare to Buddhist social teachings? What are the consequences of these ideas for human social and political relations? Can you apply any of these ideas to any current social issues?