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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Apr 13, 2020

This is the third of a series to help us with problems, anxiety and fear during these difficult times caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. We can transform our activities into a deeply spiritual practice by having the compassionate intention to alleviate the suffering of others. Simply by remembering that we are staying at home out of compassion for those who might become ill, our same actions have the function of compassion, which has five effects:

  • It purifies our bad karma 
  • Creates good karma
  • Makes our mind strong and resilient
  • Lessons problems between people
  • Creates the cause of enlightenment 


“In every life situation, you need compassion. When you live with your family, you need compassion. Without compassion, your family life is full of problems and suffering.” —Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche




Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. (August, 1997). Practicing the Good Heart [oral teaching]. Retrieved from


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