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Are you new to #Buddhism (or just exploring)? Nothing helps explain Buddhist concepts, and the life of the Buddha, better than videos. These are some of the videos I often share with others when they ask "what videos" I recommend.

You will find in this collection some of my favorite videos, such as one from Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh explains various concepts of #Buddhism in his traditional style of making everything easy to understand and relatable. You will also find two documentary videos about the life of the Buddha (one is my all time favorite as it beautifully and skillfully explains the Buddha's life). You can also find an entire collection of famous western Buddhist teacher Alan Watts TV series from the 1960s (an excellent teacher on Buddhism, and one of the first to help explain Buddhism to western audiences). In addition, you will also find some recommended YouTube channels to follow so you can receive quality content to help you grow in your practice and understanding.
Here are five videos that are sure to help anyone who is new to Buddhism to learn about the Buddha, and important concepts and teachings.
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Cubway, free for Windows 10 devices today, is a game about samsara (rebirth) in #Buddhism. https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh40gqn
"Cubway is App of The Day on myAppFree, don't miss your daily deals http://get.myappfree.it" Cubway is a journey with an abstract story of lifecycle of rebirth, called Samsara. Guide the cube through the long way full of dangers and difficulties, visit many interesting and mysterious places. Mechanics of the game are concentrated around different types of interaction with the obstacles. Some of them are: finding correct spot to overcome t...
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Great story about #Buddhism and marketing. Buddha statues, Buddha "bowls", and more...do they have anything to do with Buddhism?
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Happy New Year! Now Get Focused On Your "Buddha Mind"!
#NewYear #NYE #NYE2017 #Buddhism
The new year brings to many the opportunity to reflect, and see the path we wish to take in our lives. For those who have been practicing Buddhism, or who are just starting, a good place to start …
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Happy New Year!
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Looking to make #Meditation your new year goal for 2017? Check out these five ways to learn meditation without leaving home!

Featuring resources and links to +Wildmind / +Bodhipaksa, +Mindah-Lee Kumar, and +Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu!
Interested in learning meditation, but you don’t have a teacher you can visit or you don’t have the time? Find easy ways you can begin learning meditation from the comfort of your home…
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+Bodhipaksa done, thank you for the update! :)
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Merry Christmas!

Be sure to catch up on my three #Buddhism articles about #Buddhist's and #Christmas!

1) Understanding a Buddhist at Christmas: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/understanding-buddhist-christmas/#.WFS51ZRGWeE.google_plusone_share

2) What Gift or Present to Get a Buddhist for Christmas: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddhist-presents-christmas/#.WE3ifk4v0W8.google_plusone_share

3) 5 Things a Buddhist Can Do At Christmas: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddhist-christmas/#.WFbSghDQ5JM.google_plusone_share
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Buddhist Tips on Government Leadership for President Donald Trump. #InagurationDay #Buddhism
Learn how leaders in government office, from Presidents to Kings, can use Buddhist teachings to bring peace and progress to their people.
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#Buddhism and #MartinLutherKingDay have a lot in common.

Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. and Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh met and became good friends during the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War (both of which were raging at the same time).

Both of these men showed one thing: that engaged, peaceful, and determined action towards peace and justice is as effective...or more so...than violent action. True Bodhisattva's in our age.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thich Nhat Hanh:
"I know Thich Nhat Hanh, and am privileged to call him my friend… [He is] an apostle of peace and non-violence… He has traveled the world, counseling statesmen, religious leaders, scholars and writers, and enlisting their support. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity."
[Nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967]

Thich Nhat Hanh on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:
"The moment I met Martin Luther King, Jr., I knew I was in the presence of a holy person. Not just his good work, but his very being was a source of great inspiration for me… On the altar in my hermitage in France are images of Buddha and Jesus, and every time I light incense, I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors… In Vietnam, we refer to Dr. King as a “Bodhisattva”, an enlightened being devoted to serving humanity…"
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In remembrance of my kitty +Bella Peto​ who passed away on New Years day in 2016, my new article about #Buddhism and Animals. I hope you enjoy it!
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world. ~ The 14th Dalai Lama Anima…
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+Kadreana Mack if you click the picture or title, it will take you to the article. Enjoy!
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Wow, forgot about this concept I made up in 2012 regarding the Google bar!
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Every year this cracks me up that these articles become so popular, but at the same time I am glad they are helping. The search terms are always interesting as well! Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Let's look forward to 2017 with compassion, love, and understanding for all sentient beings.

(These stats are just for one day on 12/25! Thousands viewed in November and December)
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Help fight child trafficking and exploitation. The wonderful +Michelle Phan will triple your donation! I have just donated. Will you join me?

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From now until midnight on new year's eve, your donations will be matched twice by Michelle Phan! Triple your gift towards work fighting child trafficking and exploitation.
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Introduction

Hi, I'm Alan.  I like to explain things that make your life better!

Our time here on this little planet is short, so you should make the most out of it!  In my opinion, the best way to do that is through:

  1. Learning about Buddhism so you can grow, understand life, and become a better person
  2. Using Technology effectively so it can work for you (and not drive you crazy!)
  3. Embracing Productivity and organization so you can get things done faster and better (and have less stress and more time for other things!)

My articles and videos help you do all three of the above!  While my opinions are my own, I hope you will enjoy and learn from my research, designs, writings, and explanations :)

Be on the lookout for my first book, "The Organized Buddhist", coming out late 2015!  I will post here on Google+ when it is ready :)