15 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.1K 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).

    Love and Relationships

    Love and Relationships

    Love is complicated, whether it’s finding a partner, making a relationship work or healing from heartbreak. Today we’re discussing what we can learn from Buddhism about how to navigate its highs and lows. The episode features the unique relationship journeys of three individuals, Tanisha Coleman, Rafael Valentin and Sara Luther, and how each used their Buddhist practice to find happiness. Here’s the key takeaway: In order To find lasting, value-creative love, we have to first develop self-love based on our own human revolution.

    Note: Buddhist Solutions for Life’s Problems is supported by subscriptions to SGI-USA publications. It will be published every other month. For access to past podcasts, the print and online editions of World Tribune and Living Buddhism and the new World Tribune app, visit www.worldtribune.org.

    • 49 min
    Part 3: “Defying the Odds” (Buddhism and Business)

    Part 3: “Defying the Odds” (Buddhism and Business)

    The third and final story in our miniseries on Buddhism and business features the story of Toki Masubuchi, a restauranteur in Kentucky who defied the odds to build successful, community-driven Japanese-Mexican restaurants.

    Key point: Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo allows you to tap into unlimited reserves of energy and fortitude to keep working toward even the most impossible goals.

    Note: This will be the final set of episodes of Buddhist Solutions of Life’s Problems. Going forward, the show will be accessible for subscribers of the SGI-USA publication, World Tribune.

    • 34 min
    Part 2: “Never Giving Up” (Buddhism and Business)

    Part 2: “Never Giving Up” (Buddhism and Business)

    The second story in our miniseries on Buddhism and business features the story of Mitika Khera and how she used her Buddhist practice to find her voice working in a competitive corporate environment.

    Key point: Never giving up is the key to victory.

    Note: This will be the final set of episodes of Buddhist Solutions of Life’s Problems. Going forward, the show will be accessible for subscribers of the SGI-USA publication, World Tribune.

    • 25 min
    Part 1: “A Clear Sense of Purpose” (Buddhism and Business)

    Part 1: “A Clear Sense of Purpose” (Buddhism and Business)

    The first story in our miniseries on Buddhism and business features the story of Luis Nieves, an entrepreneur with an epic story of building one of the most successful auto insurance businesses in the country, based on a desire to change his karma.

    Key point: A clear sense of purpose and responsibility allows you to defy the greatest odds.

    Note: This will be the final set of episodes of Buddhist Solutions of Life’s Problems. Going forward, the show will be accessible for subscribers of the SGI-USA publication, World Tribune.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Buddhism and Business (Introduction)

    Buddhism and Business (Introduction)

    Today we’re releasing a miniseries on Buddhism and business, which covers what SGI Nichiren Buddhism says about winning at work and how to apply your practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to your job. This first episode unpacks key concepts and introduces how the series is structured.

    Note: This will be the final set of episodes of Buddhist Solutions of Life’s Problems. Going forward, the show will be accessible for subscribers of the SGI-USA publication, World Tribune.

    • 10 min
    A Buddhist Perspective on Mental Health

    A Buddhist Perspective on Mental Health

    Today’s episode is about mental health, which was one of our most requested topics of the year. Because there’s so much to cover, it’s divided into four parts, which you can listen to all at once, or you can check the show notes for time stamps to skip to the section that most resonates with you, though they are best understood in total.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Rita Marquez ,

Love these podcasts

I have really been inspired and appreciate how the connections between Buddhism and our mundane challenges are explained. We would love to hear one about retirement-that’s a big shift for us of a certain age!

Medicneking ,

Being Buddhist parents:

Greetings🙏my gratitude fur your sincere efforts to spread this wonderful/powerful philosophy to transform our lives for the better. It’s been 15 years since I started my practice and I’m Looking for the new podcast this a great example on how to use technology for a humanistic cause Thank you very much. 🙏❤️🌎❤️🙏

dadipoo ,

Nyc Buddhist

Hi I’m in New York. súper into Nichiren Budhism but I feel all alone . Is there any group chanting in nyc ?

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