Sep 14, 2020
Moral discipline is the foundation of the spiritual path in Buddhism. Virtue means something that creates happiness or inner peace (good karma). When we determine that an action is virtuous or non-virtuous, it doesn’t imply judgment or that a person is good or bad, but rather that the action will either bring...
Dec 9, 2019
The first person harmed by anger is oneself. The Buddha said that harming others in anger is like thrusting a burning torch at another person, but doing it upwind, so that the flames blow and scorch our own face. In this episode we look at an antidote to anger, the practice of loving kindness. Lovingkindness is the...
Dec 2, 2019
The Bodhisattva Prayer
May I be a protector for the protectorless
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be
a light in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the...
Nov 23, 2019
We’ve been working for our own happiness our whole lives. Every action we’ve taken has been to create or restore happiness. If we have put all this effort into a singular objective—our own happiness—and we are still not happy and satisfied, then we must be using the wrong methods. The Buddha taught that our...
Nov 16, 2019
The Buddha taught The Four Noble Truths to show people a path to lasting peace and happiness. Buddha, like universal doctor, diagnosed why we suffer and have dissatisfaction. The prognosis is good, for there is a cure. The cure lies in the Eightfold Path, a noble, wise and compassionate way of life. This episode offers...