Sinopsis

A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.

Episodios

  • 142 - Wisdom and Fear

    142 - Wisdom and Fear

    13/10/2020 Duración: 21min

    "Some see something to fear where there is nothing to fear, and some see nothing to fear where there is something to fear." In this episode, I will talk about fear from a Buddhist perspective. Fear is universal but there are perhaps some fears that are skillful and others that are unskilful.

  • 141 - Smarter Not Harder

    141 - Smarter Not Harder

    30/09/2020 Duración: 17min

    I'm sure you've heard the expression "work smarter, not harder". In this episode, I will share my throughs regarding Skillful Effort of the Eightfold Path and how it pertains to not only mindfulness practice but to everything we do in life.

  • 140 - Mindfulness For Everyday Life

    140 - Mindfulness For Everyday Life

    15/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    ANNOUNCEMENT...I’m excited to present a new online workshop called "Mindfulness for Everyday Life" available exclusively through Himalaya Learning. Himalaya Learning is a new educational audio platform specializing in audio courses that focus on lifelong learning, business, personal development, and more, featuring courses from some of the world’s greatest minds like Tim Ferriss, Malcolm Gladwell, Elon Musk. You can listen to my full workshop series by visiting www.himalaya.com/mindfulness and entering the code MINDFULNESS for a free 14-day trial. Whether you’re looking for more peace in the workplace or at home, or even just greater peace within the confines of your own mind, mindfulness practice is where it all starts. In this 20-part series, I will present several key concepts, ideas, guided meditations, and exercises centered around mindfulness that will help you to understand how and why this ancient practice can be so useful in our day to day lives.

  • 139 - Mindfulness Interview With Dr Sarah Shaw

    139 - Mindfulness Interview With Dr Sarah Shaw

    01/09/2020 Duración: 32min

    I recently had the opportunity of interviewing Dr Sarah Shaw about her new book "Mindfulness: Where it comes from and what it means". I hope you enjoy the conversation. To learn more about her book, visit: https://www.shambhala.com/buddhist-mindfulness.html

  • 138 - Sticky Hair Monster

    138 - Sticky Hair Monster

    19/08/2020 Duración: 28min

    In this podcast episode, I will talk about the Buddhist story of Sticky Hair Monster and the prince who tried to battle him. This story points to the battle that often takes place in our minds against our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

  • 137 - The Beauty Of Nothing

    137 - The Beauty Of Nothing

    30/07/2020 Duración: 22min

    Is nothing something? What happens when we do nothing? In this podcast episode, I will share my thoughts on the concept of nothingness and the beauty of nothing. I will also discuss the koan "every day is a good day".

  • 136 - Mountains And Rivers

    136 - Mountains And Rivers

    16/07/2020 Duración: 22min

    In this podcast episode, I will share some of my thoughts regarding the Mountains and Rivers Sutra by Zen master Dogen. This teaching reminds me of the simple yet complex nature of reality.

  • 135 - Weathering The Storm

    135 - Weathering The Storm

    29/06/2020 Duración: 19min

    One of my favorite Pema quotes is the one where she says, "You are the sky, everything else is the weather". In this podcast episode, I will discuss the concept of mental weather patterns and the way I correlate weather forecasting with understanding my own mental patterns and tendencies.

  • 134 - Emotional Enlightenment

    134 - Emotional Enlightenment

    16/06/2020 Duración: 29min

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of Emotional Enlightenment and what that means for me. We often find ourselves seeking certain emotions and avoiding other emotions. I've found that by giving all my emotions a sense of equanimity, I've found a tremendous sense of peace.

  • 133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

    133 - Five Daily Life Guidelines

    31/05/2020 Duración: 28min

    In this podcast episode, I will share five daily life guidelines that have been beneficial for me in my personal practice. They are: consume mindfully, practice loving kindness, practice gratitude, discover wisdom, and accept constant change.

  • 132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

    132 - Nowhere To Hide Nothing To Hold

    19/05/2020 Duración: 38min

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan about the great meaning of the Buddha's teaching. I will also discuss some thoughts about the Buddhist approach of theism vs non-theism and how leaves us with nowhere to hide and nothing to hold.

  • 131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

    131 - The Truth Of Unsatisfactoriness

    04/05/2020 Duración: 27min

    The nature of reality is that difficulties will arise, and we’ll experience suffering. We can begin to embrace that fact by recognizing that suffering, in general, is not personal. It’s simply part of the experience of existence. And we will experience suffering, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. In this episode, I will discuss the pervasive suffering that sometimes affects how we see our relationships, jobs, and parenting. Koan Discussed: What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

  • 130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

    130 - Three Approaches for Doubt and Mistrust

    20/04/2020 Duración: 37min

    In Buddhism, doubt is beneficial because it is the first step in weakening our wrong views. The wonderful thing about doubt is that it can propel us in the direction of more skillful views. There is a strong emphasis in Buddhism to avoid “believing in” Buddhist teachings, instead, we are encouraged to evaluate them and to understand them and ultimately, to test them against our own experience. Koan Discussed: One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away. Koan Shared: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Book Mentioned: “Mind in Tibetan Buddhism” by Lati Rinbochay. Available at: https://amzn.to/3ezRfZa

  • 129 - The HALT Method

    129 - The HALT Method

    14/04/2020 Duración: 23min

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss the HALT Method and share my thoughts on the koan shared in the last episode: "What is your original face before you were born?". I will also leave you with this new koan to explore: "One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, “Help me up! Help me up!” A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away."

  • 128 - No Going Back

    128 - No Going Back

    05/04/2020 Duración: 20min

    A key Buddhist principle is a recognition that things are always changing. Life is transient. When we have the feeling of wanting things to return back to normal, we need to remember that normal was always relative, there is no going back.

  • 127 - Becoming Nobody

    127 - Becoming Nobody

    29/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    "Good concepts are like a gold chain, bad concepts are like an iron chain, they all equally bind you in the end." The concept we have about who we are is binding. What if instead of trying to become somebody, we practiced becoming nobody. In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of becoming nobody.

  • 126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

    126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

    21/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    How do we experience more peace in the midst of chaos? In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan of the waiving mind and also discuss the idea of expanding our perspective to experience more peace amidst the chaos.

  • 125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

    125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

    15/03/2020 Duración: 28min

    In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, I wanted to share some thoughts about skillful action. In this episode, I will also share my thoughts about the koan "There is Nothing I Dislike".

  • 124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

    124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

    08/03/2020 Duración: 28min

    We all deal with people or situations we dislike from time to time. In this podcast episode, I will talk about dealing with people we dislike. For me, the recognition of disliking someone is always an invitation to look inward and to learn something about myself.

  • 123 - The Art Of Diving In

    123 - The Art Of Diving In

    23/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss my thoughts on the idea of the art of diving in. Life is a lot like a pool and we are learning to dive in, we dive into new relationships, jobs, and countless other experiences but how do we do the actual diving in?

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