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!
Winter Solstice, Bodhi Day, and the Light of the Buddha's Promise
The message of the December darkness is a messenger of our own enlightenment. As Bhikkhu Bodhi wrote, "having discovered for himself the perfect peace of liberation, he kindles for us the light of knowledge, which reveals both the truths that we must see for ourselves and the path of practice that culminates in this liberating vision." We don't chase the darkness away through external ritual or stringing lights, but by looking inside to find our own light.
We Were Made For These Times With Kaira Jewel Lingo
Join me for an inspiring conversation with Kaira Jewel Lingo, the author of the just-released book, "We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons on Moving Through Change, Loss, and Disruption." Kaira Jewel shares her story of beginning a new life after 15 years as a nun with Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic community. But, most importantly, she shares convincing lessons that prove we were, indeed, made for these times because "every moment is our moment to he here as fully as we can be."
Halloween: What Scares You? What Masks Do You Wear?
In this special repeat episode, we'll look at the pagan origination of Halloween, Tibetan Tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism, and Halloween from an Everyday Buddhism perspective. What scares you? What do you not want to look at? Do you show yourself as someone without a shadow or demon side? Buddhism is about seeing life as it is...seeing ourselves for who we really are...and all others for who they are. Until then, we are living among apparitions like those on Halloween.
The Magic Power of Equanimity: Standing in The Middle of All This
I can't stop talking about equanimity. What is it? Why is it important all the the time, but especially now? And how do we get it? In this episode, I share six major tips to help you develop equanimity. The first is a foundational support for the rest: Mindful awareness of what causes us to be reactive or what triggers us. The next five are specific tips about our attitude toward the people and pets we love, our stuff, who to avoid, who to stay close to, and the importance of keeping up with your practice.
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment with Scott Snibbe: A Rational Insight into Dharma As a Way to Create Happy Minds
Join me for a conversation with Scott Snibbe, the host of the podcast, "A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment." Enjoy a free-flowing conversation between two long-time Buddhist practitioners and podcast hosts as we talk about the power of Buddhism and meditation to help enhance our good qualities, make us happier, and—ultimately—help make those around us happier.
It's All About "Tude" But Not That "Tude": Adopting a Bodhisattva Attitude
Life has been hard lately. All this suffering: plagues, violence, floods, fires. And those of you who follow this podcast know, I've been looking at how we might find a way to help ourselves and others from many different Buddhist-oriented approaches. Finally, though, I personally came back to the practice of and attitude of a bodhisattva. When looking outside is too hard to bear, it's time to look inside. Look to see how your heart can be softened and how your mind can let go of negative thoughts.
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