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!
Can You Lament And Still Be A Buddhist? A Time for Teaching And a Time for Tenderness
Buddhist teachings speak of lamenting as something to be avoided, so as not to fall victim to the second arrow of suffering. The Buddha teaches that is enough. But is it? We look around and everyone is suffering and nothing is the same. Why not cry out? A prayer of lament can be a crucial part of the experience of living in a broken world. When we lament the darkest moments of life, we are at are most humble. And it is from that place, true compassion for yourself and others—and true acceptance—is born.
Introducing Where The Light Meets: Spin-Off Podcast on Buddhist & Christian Reflections and Practice
Follow the conversation of 4 friends:
Holly Rockwell, a spiritual director and Ignatian prayer guide;
Levi Shinyo Walbert Sensei, a Buddhist Lay Minister and seminary student pursuing chaplaincy and a Master of Divinity;
Christopher Kakuyo Ross-Leibow Sensei, a Buddhist Lay Minister and sangha leader of the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship;
and me, Wendy Shinyo Haylett, a Buddhist Lay Minister and your host of both podcasts.
This is where the light meets.
Same Crap, Different Year? Finding Solid Ground in Your Mind
Join me as I try to find peace in the midst of the uncertainties that have chased us from 2020 into 2021. We need to remember that the Buddha never promised an ordered universe. He said life is suffering because we grasp to life being something other than it is. We need ways to navigate the disorder without running back to our old "normal." We can do that with our minds. The Buddha made that promise through the first of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Lessons for Covid Living From Those With Long-Term Health Challenges
I've brought together two podcast listeners expressing a different perspective on how they are coping in the pandemic. Dr. Kelly Lockwood and William Seiyo Shehan Sensei share the uncertainties that come with disease—the sort of uncertainty that is new to those of us in the pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted how easily forgotten the aged and those with disabilities have become while the rest of the world rushes to get back to a "normal" that those with chronic illness will never regain.
How To Be Thankful in the Midst of Sadness: Holding Sadness in One Hand and Gratitude in the Other
In this podcast, we'll explore finding ways to say "thank you" in this time of loss, fear, despair, and uncertainty. Our lives are a gift. We did not plan, arrange, or have any control in making our births happen. We were gifted them. For that gift, despite how rocky our lives sometimes seem, we say "thank you!" Listen to how you can use mindful awareness to shift your focus to what's in front of you ... to "just this" and relax in the whole of life—if only for a few minutes.
Steady, Calm and Brave with Kimberly Brown
Join me in conversation with Kimberly Brown as we discuss her new book, a handbook of healing tools to help us through the fraught times of 2020—and beyond. In a delightfully honest and personal conversation, she shares her personal experience with trauma and how metta, body-based, and self-compassion Buddhist and pyschotherapeutic practices helped heal her and formed the intention for her to become a teacher of these practices.