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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

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!

    A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment with Scott Snibbe: A Rational Insight into Dharma As a Way to Create Happy Minds

    A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment with Scott Snibbe: A Rational Insight into Dharma As a Way to Create Happy Minds

    Join me for a conversation with Scott Snibbe, the host of the podcast, "A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment." Enjoy a free-flowing conversation between two long-time Buddhist practitioners and podcast hosts as we talk about the power of Buddhism and meditation to help enhance our good qualities, make us happier, and—ultimately—help make those around us happier.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    It's All About "Tude" But Not That "Tude": Adopting a Bodhisattva Attitude

    It's All About "Tude" But Not That "Tude": Adopting a Bodhisattva Attitude

    Life has been hard lately. All this suffering: plagues, violence, floods, fires. And those of you who follow this podcast know, I've been looking at how we might find a way to help ourselves and others from many different Buddhist-oriented approaches. Finally, though, I personally came back to the practice of and attitude of a bodhisattva. When looking outside is too hard to bear, it's time to look inside. Look to see how your heart can be softened and how your mind can let go of negative thoughts.

    • 22 min
    The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas - Revealing the Entire Buddhist Path with Frank Howard

    The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas - Revealing the Entire Buddhist Path with Frank Howard

    Join the conversation with one of my first teachers, Frank Howard, as we talk about a little book called The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. I first met this book at the Dharma Center Frank directs and teaches, where His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is a visiting teacher. Garchen Rinpoche says the entire Buddhist path can be found in the little book of The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas. It is a way to transform your life through transforming your mind.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Allow Joy into Our Hearts: Chan Practice for Uncertain Times with Rebecca Li

    Allow Joy into Our Hearts: Chan Practice for Uncertain Times with Rebecca Li

    Join me for a conversation with one of the most clear and inspiring teachers I've met. Rebecca Li, the author of "Allow Joy into Our Hearts: Chan Practice in Uncertain Times." I used her book to help pull myself from falling into a dark world in my mind and a heart, as a response to the suffering of the pandemic. When suffering arises, Rebecca teaches us "how to suffer better." She teaches us to use a practice of total clear awareness, to help the mind to come back to the body.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Dharma for Trauma - A Personal Reflection: The Importance of Humility

    Dharma for Trauma - A Personal Reflection: The Importance of Humility

    It seems that when Buddhist and other religious teachers, and serious practitioners get deeper into practice, the more they seem capable of deluding themselves. They hide their humanness behind the beauty and strength of their words, or their teacher's words, and they hide their brokenness. In this episode, I talk about my brokenness and about how we must embrace the flawed and imperfect to honor our whole self—in all its brokenness—rather than hide what is broken. We need to illuminate those broken par

    • 25 min
    Can You Lament And Still Be A Buddhist? A Time for Teaching And a Time for Tenderness

    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.

    • 38 min

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