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A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

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A podcast for secular-minded people interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

    127 - Becoming Nobody

    127 - Becoming Nobody

    "Good concepts are like a gold chain, bad concepts are like an iron chain, they all equally bind you in the end." The concept we have about who we are is binding. What if instead of trying to become somebody, we practiced becoming nobody. In this podcast episode, I will discuss the idea of becoming nobody.

    • 40 min
    126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

    126 - Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

    How do we experience more peace in the midst of chaos? In this podcast episode, I will discuss the koan of the waiving mind and also discuss the idea of expanding our perspective to experience more peace amidst the chaos.

    • 17 min
    125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

    125 - Keep Calm And Carry On Skillfully

    In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, I wanted to share some thoughts about skillful action. In this episode, I will also share my thoughts about the koan "There is Nothing I Dislike".

    • 28 min
    124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

    124 - Dealing With People You Dislike

    We all deal with people or situations we dislike from time to time. In this podcast episode, I will talk about dealing with people we dislike. For me, the recognition of disliking someone is always an invitation to look inward and to learn something about myself.

    • 28 min
    123 - The Art Of Diving In

    123 - The Art Of Diving In

    In this podcast episode, I will discuss my thoughts on the idea of the art of diving in. Life is a lot like a pool and we are learning to dive in, we dive into new relationships, jobs, and countless other experiences but how do we do the actual diving in?

    • 28 min
    122 - Stop Trying to Eliminate Suffering

    122 - Stop Trying to Eliminate Suffering

    What if the problem with suffering is the idea we have that we shouldn't suffer? Suffering is a word that has become synonymous with the core Buddhist teachings of the 4 Noble Truths. What if our understanding of those teachings has been tainted because of our views of what it means to suffer? In this episode, I will talk about suffering and unsatisfactoriness and how the latter makes more sense to me in terms of Buddhist practice.

    • 28 min

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