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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!

Everyday Buddhism: Making Everyday Better Wendy Shinyo Haylett

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 219 Ratings

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!

    BONUS PODCAST: Contemplation - Loved Just As I Am

    BONUS PODCAST: Contemplation - Loved Just As I Am

    Enjoy another special preview of a Members Only Feature: Bonus Contemplation Podcasts. These are short podcasts for you to use as subjects for contemplation or analytical meditation.
    This contemplation, "Loved Just As I Am", is by my dear friend, Satya Robyn, and purposely follows the episode where I share my journey into baldness due to Alopecia Areata. Satya directs the Bright Earth with her partner, Kaspa, and works as a psychotherapist and a writer.
    These bonus contemplation podcasts will be released regularly and presented by myself or some of my Bright Dawn Lay Minister/lay ministry student friends and colleagues.
    To be sure you don't miss any of them, join the Everyday Buddhism Membership Community or Everyday Sangha:
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    For more about Satya and the Bright Earth Pure Land Buddhist Temple, check out these websites:
    http://www.brightearth.org/
    www.satyarobyn.com or at www.dearearth.co.uk
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    • 9 min
    Losing My Hair: Alopecia, An Uninvited Teacher

    Losing My Hair: Alopecia, An Uninvited Teacher

    In this episode, I share my journey into baldness caused by Alopecia Areata. September is Alopecia Awareness month, so I'm happy to share this episode now.

    No matter what our hair looks like or changes to, we are never satisfied. Hair seems one of the most prominent marks of our self. We seem uniquely attached to our hair as self.
    My hair loss first started in mid-December 2021, then paused and seemed to start growing back, then in April it was on a steady downward trend. And by July, I began to make peace with the fact that I was losing so much hair there wasn't much of a point in trying to hide it, so I shaved it all off.
    This was a process of working to accept things as they are, called Arugamama, from Morita Therapy in Japanese Psychology.
    Listen to this episode to see how I've come to accept my new bald self.

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    Book, Diamond Sutra by Red Pine, mentioned in this podcast:
    The Diamond Sutra - Translation & Commentary by Red Pine 
    My book, mentioned in this podcast: Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices For Real Change
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    • 30 min
    Beyond the Cushion with Jack Huynh: Buddhist Practice Through A Lay Lens

    Beyond the Cushion with Jack Huynh: Buddhist Practice Through A Lay Lens

    Join me for a conversation with Jack Huynh, a long-time Buddhist practitioner and the founder of the https://beyondthecushion.com/ website. Jack is a first-generation immigrant to the U.S. from the Vietnam War and found his own path in the Dharma, different from his parents who are also Buddhist practitioners.

    Jack's website explores the diversity of Buddhist lay practice in a complex modern life. The idea for it was born from Jack's own curiosity and longing to ask lay practitioners about their practice, after years of attending retreats and not having a local sangha.
    In exploring the compelling personal stories of the practitioners highlighted on the site, you'll find that despite the Buddhist schools, lineages, geographic location, and stages of practice, all Dharma is Dharma.
    It's an inspiring journey, as is the conversation in this episode.
    Check out the website: https://beyondthecushion.com/
     
    Visit Jack's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackhuynh/
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, "Everyday Buddhism"
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    My Relationship With Troublesome Buddhas: Special Mirror Episode of Zen At The Sharp End podcast

    My Relationship With Troublesome Buddhas: Special Mirror Episode of Zen At The Sharp End podcast

    Join me for a special summer mirror episode of the podcast, Zen At The Sharp End by Mark Westmoquette where I was invited to talk about my experience with "troublesome Buddhas."
    The Zen At The Sharp End podcast focuses on how to turn difficult people and relationships into your best teachers. In each episode, Mark and guests discuss how Buddhist and mindfulness practices can help us see our difficult people or situations as troublesome Buddhas, our greatest teachers.
    I am sharing this episode of Mark's podcast on my podcast because I think what Mark has to teach with this method is something everyone of my listeners can benefit from. I am painfully honest in the episode, so I debated sharing it directly with you, but I believe it is in our shared vulnerability that Buddhist practice comes alive.
    Check out Mark's podcast: Zen at The Sharp End
     
    Buy his book: Zen and the Art of Dealing with Difficult People: How to Learn from your Troublesome Buddhas

    Learn more about Mark by visiting his website:
    https://markwestmoquette.co.uk/
     
    Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book: Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change
     
    Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits!
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    • 39 min
    Confined to Align with Ashley Lyn Olson: What CAN You Do; Not What CAN'T You Do

    Confined to Align with Ashley Lyn Olson: What CAN You Do; Not What CAN'T You Do

    Join me for a very special conversation with Ashley Lynn Olson, the author of the book, Confined to Align, and the author of a life that has consistently defied the odds. And that is, in no small part, due to her unbelievable spirit and ability to steer her thoughts, emotions, … and her life into the positive.
    As you will hear, Ashley has overcome obstacles in her life that would knock many of so far down we would have trouble ever looking up again, including a car accident that killed her father and paralyzed her when she was fourteen years old.
    But she demonstrates an amazing attitude—dare I say a "Buddhist" way of seeing life—evident from this quote from her book:
    "Choose to choose. Feeling confined is a choice…. Choose compassion for yourself and those around you. Choose to see your situation as an opportunity to expand internally, or better yet, as a moment in time-space to re-align and focus on your path of well-being and purpose…."
    Click play to listen to a conversation with Ashley you won't soon forget!
    Buy the book: Confined to Align: A Journey to Wellbeing
    Learn more about Ashley by visiting her website: https://wheelchairtraveling.com/

    Her YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/wheelchairtraveler08
    And her Instagram feed:
    https://www.instagram.com/wheelchairtraveling/
     
    Click here to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices For Real Change
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Everyday Buddhism 72 - Walking on Pins and Needles with Arlene Faulk

    Everyday Buddhism 72 - Walking on Pins and Needles with Arlene Faulk

    Join me for a conversation with Arlene Faulk, as we talk about the ups and downs of living with the symptoms, diagnosis, and eventual healing of Multiple Sclerosis. Arlene went from a career as business executive to a calling as a Tai Chi teacher. 
    ​Arlene captured her dramatic personal story in a memoir, Walking on Pins and Needles: A Memoir of Chronic Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis. Faulk recounts how she regained mobility, embraced the power of Tai Chi, and took back control of her life. Her inspiring story demonstrates how a chronic and debilitating health condition lacks the power to control our lives and stop us from moving in the direction of possibility.
     
    Buy the book: "Walking on Pins and Needles"

    Learn more about Arlene by visiting her website:
    https://arlenefaulk.com/about/
     
    Check out her YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/faulktaichi

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Bekah Snyder ,

Great for new learners

I have been listening to this podcast for over a month now and I am hooked. Wendy is so authentic and makes for really easy listening. I am new to Buddhism and appreciate the straightforward narrative and less frills. In other times when I had tried to begin my journey I had often felt I wasn’t “Buddhist enough” in other spaces, but Wendy has a way of showing that Buddhism can be for everyone. I feel like I am learning and growing, and for that I am appreciative. Thank you, Wendy!

valhalla Thunfermuffin ,

There is wonder and peace in living in the here and now and listening to Wendy.

There really aren’t words to describe how beneficial this podcast series has been for me. I suffer from a serious anxiety disorder and the tools that I’ve been able to put in my emotional tool kit that I’ve learned from Wendy and from her guest speakers has helped me live a much more engaged and peaceful life.
There’s such an emphasis in our society on worrying about what’s happened in the past or what laserhead in an increasingly trouble future. Taking time to listen to this podcast and really focus on the here and then now and being mindful has been such a beautiful eye-opener for me. Wendy’s teaching style is approachable, warm, and resonates in your heart and your mind which is an easy. She is humble, and is not only a lifelong learner but a passionate and dedicated teacher. I’m grateful to call her a friend and a sensei and am deeply grateful for the good work she is doing.

Jenn Renyo Munson

nmbs22 ,

We all should listen - every day - really helpful

I’ve been listening to this podcast occasionally for the last year or so, but recently decided to start at #1 and listen to the entire series in order.
I just finished episode #7 on right speech and wow! So relevant and helpful to me and my life at this moment. (I will be listening to it at least once more this week!) I appreciate Wendy’s down-to-earth approach and realistic ideas. Thanks for a great series of useful tips!

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