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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Dec 28, 2019

Within a series of episodes on happiness, we look at how to de-stress. First, we can become mindful of emptiness as an antidote to stress. We can also try to “always do our best” to loosen the grip that busyness has on us and become less attached to outcomes. To always do our best can also mean that we look honestly...

Dec 23, 2019

The Benefits of Cherishing Others

  1. Cherishing others is the cause of all happiness. Good karma is the root cause of every moment of pleasure or happiness, from wealth and beauty to a moment enjoying a magnificent sunset. For example, we gave to others in the past and that created the karma for us to have enough...

Dec 14, 2019

How can we be truly happy? We may wonder if it’s even possible. Buddhism is a more scientific study of the mind and offers a path to happiness. As we study the chapter called Happiness in the Dhammapada, we look specifically at how to be happy and uproot what causes us misery in our lives. Thus, there is a two-fold...

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...