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Wendy Shinyo Haylett, an author, Buddhist teacher, lay minister, behavioral and spiritual coach shares the "tips and tricks" found in Buddhist teachings to make your professional and personal life better ... everyday!

Everyday Buddhism: Making Everyday Better Wendy Shinyo Haylett

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 24 Ratings

Wendy Shinyo Haylett, an author, Buddhist teacher, lay minister, behavioral and spiritual coach shares the "tips and tricks" found in Buddhist teachings to make your professional and personal life better ... everyday!

    Luminous Darkness with Deborah Eden Tull: Overcoming "Sunshining" to Welcome the Presence of Life "As it Is"

    Luminous Darkness with Deborah Eden Tull: Overcoming "Sunshining" to Welcome the Presence of Life "As it Is"

    In this episode, I get lost in a conversation with Deborah Eden Tull, who I wished I could have talked with for hours! Deborah Eden Tull is a Zen meditation and dharma teacher, author, public speaker, and sustainability educator.
     
    In our conversation we discuss her latest book, Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown, a deep book bridging the Dharma, personal awareness, and transformation—through the lens of darkness and all that word connotes, like uncertainty, change, grief, and fear.

     
    I know you'll enjoy this episode, as we meander through a conversation about spirituality, living in inquiry, leading in the dark AND being LED by the dark ... and showing up as we are, in our strength and vulnerability.

     
    And I'm sure you will be inspired by Deborah Eden Tull, as she shares a way for all of us to "navigate the uncertainty of our times" and welcome the presence of life "as it is."
     
    Buy the book through my affiliate link: Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown
     
    Find out more about Deborah Eden Tull and her upcoming retreats and workshops:
    https://www.deborahedentull.com/
     
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MindfulLivingRevolution/
     
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    Check out my Substack posts for more everyday Buddhism:
    https://wendyshinyohaylett.substack.com/
     
    If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here:
    https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations

     
    Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits!
    https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, "Everyday Buddhism"

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Diamonds Within Us With Melissa Moore: Making Friends With Ourselves

    The Diamonds Within Us With Melissa Moore: Making Friends With Ourselves

    In this episode, I have a far-ranging and fascinating conversation with Melissa Moore, Ph.D., a teacher of Buddhism and Contemplative Psychology. In it we talk about her book, The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology, a treasure of a book that weaves the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with psychology, producing a guidebook of real-life practices to address our internal struggles and the reactions we have to the daunting times we live in.
     
    I know you'll enjoy this talk with Melissa, who openly shares her own personal challenges and personality in talking about how we can train ourselves to "go toward emotional energy and open to it for the wisdom that is innate with the messiness of feelings." She truly has her finger on the pulse of our reactive emotions and how they actually can be helpful in discovering our "intrinsic health."
     
    I'm sure you will be inspired by the approach Melissa uses in Karuna Training, teaching that our vulnerabilities is where we will find our greatest strengths. In her book we learn that when we go towards discomfort and rest in not knowing, it becomes a great teacher.

     
    Buy the book through my affiliate link: The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology
     
    Find out more about Melissa Moore, Ph.D. and Karuna Training:
    https://karunatraining.com/
     
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karunatraining/
     
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karunatraining/
     
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    Check out my Substack posts for more everyday Buddhism:
    https://wendyshinyohaylett.substack.com/
     
    If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here:
    https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations

     
    Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits!
    https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, "Everyday Buddhism"

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Shin Buddhism with Rev. Marvin Harada: Come As You Are

    Shin Buddhism with Rev. Marvin Harada: Come As You Are

    I am honored to present this podcast episode with Rev. Marvin Harada, the Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America. In it we discuss what makes Shin Buddhism a truly "everyday Buddhism", meditation, mindfulness, chanting, ritual, and about the teachers we have in common and what made them special.
     
    I know you'll enjoy this talk with Rev. Harada as much as I did talking with him. He is down-to-earth and delightful, if you can't tell by his giggle! if you've never heard of Shin Buddhism—or don't know too much about it—this episode is for you.

     
    Pure Land Buddhism is one of the most widely practiced forms of Buddhism in East Asia, and in Japan, Shin Buddhism, or Jodo Shinshu, is actually the largest school of Buddhism in Japan.
     
    CORRECTION TO THE INTRODUCTION OF REV. HARADA: Rev. Harada served as a minister for the Orange County Buddhist Church, but did not serve as head minister throughout the entire 33-year period.
     
    Find out more about the Buddhist Churches of America:
    https://www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/
     
    Find out more about the BCA "Everyday Buddhist" program mentioned by Bishop Harada:
    https://www.everydaybuddhist.org/
     
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    If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here:
    https://donorbox.org/podcast-donations

     
    Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits!
    https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, "Everyday Buddhism"

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BONUS PODCAST: Contemplation - Loved Just As I Am

    BONUS PODCAST: Contemplation - Loved Just As I Am

    Enjoy another special preview of a Members Only Feature: Bonus Contemplation Podcasts. These are short podcasts for you to use as subjects for contemplation or analytical meditation.
    This contemplation, "Loved Just As I Am", is by my dear friend, Satya Robyn, and purposely follows the episode where I share my journey into baldness due to Alopecia Areata. Satya directs the Bright Earth with her partner, Kaspa, and works as a psychotherapist and a writer.
    These bonus contemplation podcasts will be released regularly and presented by myself or some of my Bright Dawn Lay Minister/lay ministry student friends and colleagues.
    To be sure you don't miss any of them, join the Everyday Buddhism Membership Community or Everyday Sangha:
    https://www.everydaybuddhismcommunity.com/join-community-or-sangha.html
    For more about Satya and the Bright Earth Pure Land Buddhist Temple, check out these websites:
    http://www.brightearth.org/
    www.satyarobyn.com or at www.dearearth.co.uk
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    • 9 min
    Losing My Hair: Alopecia, An Uninvited Teacher

    Losing My Hair: Alopecia, An Uninvited Teacher

    In this episode, I share my journey into baldness caused by Alopecia Areata. September is Alopecia Awareness month, so I'm happy to share this episode now.

    No matter what our hair looks like or changes to, we are never satisfied. Hair seems one of the most prominent marks of our self. We seem uniquely attached to our hair as self.
    My hair loss first started in mid-December 2021, then paused and seemed to start growing back, then in April it was on a steady downward trend. And by July, I began to make peace with the fact that I was losing so much hair there wasn't much of a point in trying to hide it, so I shaved it all off.
    This was a process of working to accept things as they are, called Arugamama, from Morita Therapy in Japanese Psychology.
    Listen to this episode to see how I've come to accept my new bald self.

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    Book, Diamond Sutra by Red Pine, mentioned in this podcast:
    The Diamond Sutra - Translation & Commentary by Red Pine 
    My book, mentioned in this podcast: Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices For Real Change
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    https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism

    • 30 min
    Beyond the Cushion with Jack Huynh: Buddhist Practice Through A Lay Lens

    Beyond the Cushion with Jack Huynh: Buddhist Practice Through A Lay Lens

    Join me for a conversation with Jack Huynh, a long-time Buddhist practitioner and the founder of the https://beyondthecushion.com/ website. Jack is a first-generation immigrant to the U.S. from the Vietnam War and found his own path in the Dharma, different from his parents who are also Buddhist practitioners.

    Jack's website explores the diversity of Buddhist lay practice in a complex modern life. The idea for it was born from Jack's own curiosity and longing to ask lay practitioners about their practice, after years of attending retreats and not having a local sangha.
    In exploring the compelling personal stories of the practitioners highlighted on the site, you'll find that despite the Buddhist schools, lineages, geographic location, and stages of practice, all Dharma is Dharma.
    It's an inspiring journey, as is the conversation in this episode.
    Check out the website: https://beyondthecushion.com/
     
    Visit Jack's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackhuynh/
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, "Everyday Buddhism"
     
    Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits!
    https://www.patreon.com/EverydayBuddhism

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Sue.F ,

Zen at the sharp end

Love Wendy’s authenticity & style. Thank you 🙏

Anonymous1982111 ,

A very chatty type podast with enough wisdom to help make your every day better

Wendy shinyo haylett has to be one of my favourite podcasts hosts out there. Being down to earth and knowing her stuff she takes us on a journey through buddhism and lets us know the secrets of engaging with the teachings on a day to day level.

A very chatty type podast with enough wisdom to help make your every day better. I believe this way of hosting a podcast is the best way. If your looking for a very stale and linear approach of buddhism you might want to go else where, but if you want to learn alot of wisdom and enjoy a great podcast you should give it a listen.

Anyone of the secular mind can take these steps and teachings and apply it to there day to day life.

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