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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Mar 31, 2019

Suffering happens. Sometimes people experience periods of chronic suffering, as when a loved one passes away or a physical illness debilitates them. We must find a way to transform our suffering into something meaningful. The practice of karma therapy provides three ways to meaningfully transform suffering. These ways...

Mar 24, 2019

A fool suffers, thinking,

“I have children! I have wealth!”

One’s self is not even one’s own.

How then are children? How then is wealth?

--Buddha, The Dhammapada, verse 61

Buddha said that all things are like dreams, like illusions, and like a mirage that appears to be water but is not water. While things appear...

Mar 17, 2019

The Buddha advised us to choose our companions well because they affect us greatly, for better or ill. If we want a peaceful life, then we must surround ourselves with people and conditions that are conducive to peace. No omniscient, holy being, looking down on all the world, would want two beings to suffer together...

Mar 9, 2019

In this episode and weekly practice, we first try to diagnose why we are having a particular problem in our life. Then, we begin the healing process by applying spiritual teachings to solve our problem. We also look into the meaning of terms like nirvana, samsara, and dharma and see what practical application they have...

Mar 3, 2019

Karma therapy Part II is the practice of trying--every chance we get-- to abandon selfishness. Ultimately this is refraining from actions that create negative karma (actions that harm ourselves or others). Karma Therapy Part I is trying--every day--to create as much good karma as possible. Karma Therapy has the power to...