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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Jan 25, 2022

To forgive, seek:

  1. Your own Freedom. Want your own freedom from pain 
  2. Compassion. Compelled by their delusions
  3. The Lesson. How can I learn from this?

 

Forgiveness means stopping the cycle of anger and harm.

 

On analysis of whether the object has self-control, anger is unjustified.

The master Candrakīrti also states:...


Dec 31, 2021

The Buddha taught that small, good karmic actions lead to great results in the future, a powerful motivation for making even small positive changes in our lives. In this episode we look at the Four Powers of Effort, a process for making positive changes last. 1,200 years ago, the Buddhist Master Shantideva offered this...


Dec 20, 2021

Our modern culture tends to make us turn away from thoughts about death and even our own aging. Yet death is something that all of us, without exception, will experience. In Buddhism, there is a focus on coming to terms with our own death ans impermanence. This world is not our home,  it is said. We are a traveler...


Dec 6, 2021

In this episode we look at attachment to self. In particular, we try to identify what attachment to self is and how to lessen it so that we experience more peace and light-heartedness. To recognize attachment to self, we can contemplate extreme examples:

 

Extreme examples of when we feel attachment to self


Nov 22, 2021

In this episode, we explore attachment and some simple ways to practice non-attachment. The concept of non-attachment is often misunderstood. For example, we still love people even while practicing non-attachment. We still have homes, jobs, and goals even as we lesson our attachment. Non-attachment does not mean being...