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Alan Peto
Author on Buddhism in the modern world. Productivity expert. 
Author on Buddhism in the modern world. Productivity expert. 

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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.

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New Article! Buddhist Tips for Citizens Who Want Change

Regardless of your political beliefs, moral beliefs, religious beliefs, or any other beliefs, we all live in the same community (be that your town, city, country, or the world as a whole). How are we to affect change in a way that can follow #Buddhist teachings? Learn more in my new article!

#Buddhism #Politics #Protests

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Buddhist Tips on Government Leadership for President Donald Trump. #InagurationDay #Buddhism

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Cubway, free for Windows 10 devices today, is a game about samsara (rebirth) in #Buddhism.

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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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Great story about #Buddhism and marketing. Buddha statues, Buddha "bowls", and they have anything to do with Buddhism?

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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!

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Happy New Year! Now Get Focused On Your "Buddha Mind"!
#NewYear #NYE #NYE2017 #Buddhism

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Wow, forgot about this concept I made up in 2012 regarding the Google bar!

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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!
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