7 episodes

A family rift. Debt. Finding a career you love. Heartbreak. Tap into 3,000 years of Buddhist wisdom to find real solutions to life’s problems. Journalist Jihii Jolly explores her own Nichiren Buddhist community through the lives of everyday people—mechanics, CEOs, mothers, artists—who are applying the teachings of Buddhism to win over their most aggravating problems. Jihii has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic, and is a member of the Buddhist community Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

Buddhist Solutions for Life's Problems SGI-USA

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 910 Ratings

A family rift. Debt. Finding a career you love. Heartbreak. Tap into 3,000 years of Buddhist wisdom to find real solutions to life’s problems. Journalist Jihii Jolly explores her own Nichiren Buddhist community through the lives of everyday people—mechanics, CEOs, mothers, artists—who are applying the teachings of Buddhism to win over their most aggravating problems. Jihii has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic, and is a member of the Buddhist community Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

    Being Buddhist Parents

    Being Buddhist Parents

    The parent-child relationship is a truly universal one. We are all the children of someone, and our relationship with our parents impacts us forever. This episode explores what Buddhism says about being a parent and how to foster children who can blossom fully, just as they are.

    • 34 min
    The Buddhist Take on COVID-19

    The Buddhist Take on COVID-19

    A special episode in response to listener requests for perspective on the global pandemic COVID-19. Specifically, we address what Buddhism says about why global crises happen and how we can stop them from happening in the future. And what you can do right now to generate hope and take positive action for yourself, your family and your community.

    • 33 min
    Can I Change the World?

    Can I Change the World?

    There’s a lot going on in the world. Often, it can feel impossible to change: climate change, bullying, anxiety, racism, poverty and the list goes on. What do you do when you feel like the world is just too messed up to change? Where do you find courage or hope? In this episode, we speak with Congressperson Hank Johnson and examine what Buddhism says about changing the world.

    • 35 min
    Financial Karma

    Financial Karma

    Human beings have a complicated relationship with money. It’s often the focus of our greed, jealousy or misery. But it can also be used as a tool to help us express our compassion, creativity and freedom. Contrary to popular belief, our desires don’t necessarily have to be extinguished in order to find peace. On this episode, we explore what Buddhism says about desire, wealth and attachment.
    Hint: it has a lot to do with recognizing and transforming ourselves.

    • 37 min
    Finding Your Dream Job

    Finding Your Dream Job

    Today’s episode is about figuring out what to do with your life and making it happen against all odds. International Human Rights lawyer Tanya Henderson shares her journey of fighting through law school as a single mother of two. Comedian Ike Ufomado discusses how his Buddhist practice inspired him to preserve through the ups and downs of being a stand-up comedian in New York City.

    Find us at SGI-USA.org

    • 42 min
    My Buddhist Breakup

    My Buddhist Breakup

    You meet someone, fall in love hard, and then one day it’s over. What does Buddhism say about overcoming heartbreak? In this episode, Amelia Gonzales, of New York City, shares how her Buddhist practice taught her that happiness lies in recognizing and cultivating her own dignity. So, how do you recover from heartbreak? In short, happiness is an inward event.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
910 Ratings

910 Ratings

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I absolutely love this podcast, it’s so realistic YET uplifting and offers actual solutions, truly appreciate it thank you #NMRK

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Empowering

The two podcasts that particularly stood out for me were “Finding Your Dream Job” and “Changing Your Financial Karma.” I was very encouraged and inspired by the experiences. Both helped me self-reflect and refresh my determination. Mahalo!

Nikko-101 ,

Great podcast.

I’m returning to the SGI after having left for a while. This podcast is helping me engage with the practice.
Thank you

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