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Secular Buddhism Noah Rasheta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 2.4K Ratings

Don't use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist. Use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.
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    187 - The Unseen Teachers

    187 - The Unseen Teachers

    In this episode, I reflect on my transformative journey from intense frustration to effortless flying, drawing parallels between the challenges of paragliding and the introspective path of personal growth. Sharing insights from my experience with learning to ridge soar, I connect these adventures to the Buddha's spiritual quest, underscoring the essence of self-reliance and the lessons adversity teaches us. This episode is a reflection on the powerful, often unseen teachers we encounter in life, and how they shape our journey towards mastering not just skills, but the very art of living itself.
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    • 32 min
    186 - Renunciation: Gaining Through Letting Go

    186 - Renunciation: Gaining Through Letting Go

    This episode discusses how renunciation is not merely about giving up material or physical pleasures but about a deeper understanding and release of attachments that cause suffering. The episode invites listeners to consider the ways in which they might be clinging too tightly to certain aspects of their lives and how letting go can lead to greater liberation and joy. Through personal anecdotes, practical tips, and thoughtful exploration of the middle way of attachment, the episode encourages contemplation of what we hold onto and what we might gain by learning to let go, emphasizing that renunciation is an ongoing, transformative process in the pursuit of a more meaningful life.
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    • 15 min
    185 - Weathering the Storms Within

    185 - Weathering the Storms Within

    In this episode, I delve into the landscape of our emotions, drawing parallels between the ever-changing sky and our internal world. Journey with me as we explore the transient nature of emotions, taking cues from the wisdom of ancient Buddhist teachings and insights from modern psychology. Learn how emotional agility can serve as a beacon, guiding us through life's inevitable storms with grace, resilience, and understanding. Featuring parables, contemporary analogies, and practical tips, this episode seeks to empower listeners to navigate their emotional world with greater awareness and intentionality. Whether you're seeking solace in turbulent times or simply aiming to deepen your emotional understanding, this episode offers a transformative perspective on embracing and mastering the dance of our emotions.


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    • 26 min
    184 - Emotional Equanimity and Antifragility

    184 - Emotional Equanimity and Antifragility

    In this episode of the Secular Buddhism Podcast, Noah delves into the concept of emotional equanimity, likening it to the tale of monk Sona who learned to maintain a balanced approach to life's challenges, akin to finely tuning a musical instrument. Drawing from the Mangala Sutta and Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Anti-Fragile," the episode emphasizes the value of antifragility, where challenges can enhance our emotional resilience, much like an astronaut needing physical stress to prevent muscle atrophy in space. Noah offers five tips for practicing emotional equanimity and underscores that true growth arises from facing, not avoiding, life's storms.
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    • 21 min
    183 - Six Words of Advice

    183 - Six Words of Advice

    Welcome back to the Secular Buddhism Podcast, a globally top-ranked Buddhist show. Today, best-selling author and host Noah Rasheta delves into the topic of Tilopa's Six Words of Advice. Tilopa's 'Six Words of Advice' provide meditation guidance for people of all levels, including both beginners and experienced meditators. Despite their apparent simplicity, these six instructions hold deep meanings. One can spend a lifetime studying these simple instructions and still uncover new insights.
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    • 14 min
    182 - Unraveling Suffering: The Four Noble Truths Explained

    182 - Unraveling Suffering: The Four Noble Truths Explained

    Prepare to step onto a path of transformation and liberation as we unravel the most fundamental teachings of Buddhism - the Four Noble Truths. I'll break down each of these foundational truths, venturing into the realm of life's inherent suffering, understanding its root cause, and most significantly, the very possibility of liberation from this suffering by letting go of craving and attachment.
    The first Noble Truth states that life is characterized by suffering or dissatisfaction, the second Noble Truth states that the cause of suffering is clinging or craving, driven by ignorance of the true nature of reality, the third Noble Truth is that it is possible to be free from suffering by letting go of craving and attachment, and the fourth Noble Truth is that there is a path that leads to the complete liberation from suffering, known as the Eightfold Path or the Middle Way Path. Understanding the Four Noble Truths is the first step to awakening and liberation in Buddhism.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

verozone ,

wonderful

fantastic guided meditations ans insights

JBveggie ,

Applicable

I appreciate Noah’s explanations on Buddhist philosophy that makes it feel practical and applicable. His words are thoughtful and clear and I enjoy listening to his opinions that I can easily relate. His tone is steady and soft. He comes across as a caring individual who has the best intentions with every word. I am proud to have been following Noah since he began his podcast. It has helped shape my life.

EliseSol ,

Thank You

These podcasts changed my life… I cannot thank you enough… I was at a point in my life where I was going through a difficult time. With Secular Buddhism and minimalistic life style I was again able to breathe and let it all be … Thank you very much Noah… you made a difference in my life, helped me see things differently.

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