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In today’s video I share some practical wisdom I learned from the Buddhist teacher, Ajahn Brahm, which has helped me numerous times in my life when I have had to go through difficult or challenging situations.

I mean, let’s face it, our lives are full of constant challenges; we are always having to do things that we don’t enjoy. Whether it’s going to a job we’re not passionate about, or anything that brings up a lot of resistance in our mind.

So in this video I share with you this wonderful wisdom that we can apply to our life to help us find some peace and happiness, even when our days are filled with seemingly unpleasant experiences.

#buddhism


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When we're talking about the Buddha's teachings, you wouldn’t expect the suttas (discourses) to include anything funny would you? I mean, we’re talking about the serious business of purifying our mind and becoming enlightened, right?! But occasionally I’ve come across some Buddhist suttas that have surprised me and made me chuckle.


In this video, I share with you five suttas from the Pali Canon that I’ve found amusing and also have a great message.

#buddhism #buddha


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As we incorporate the Buddha’s teachings into our lives many wonderful changes will start to happen: from experiencing greater calmness and peace in our mind, to feeling a greater connection and love for other beings.

But not all changes bring such a smooth transition. For instance, when we adopt Buddhist values of refraining from alcohol, or we find ourselves losing interest in other mundane activities, this can put a strain on certain social interactions. This video is in response to some questions I received about how to navigate these kinds of challenges.

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In Buddhism, the goal of the Buddhist path is to reach enlightenment, a state free of mental suffering and characterized by bliss, peace and happiness. But what if enlightenment was only possible if you were willing to become a monk or nun? This would mean only a small minority of Buddhists could ever find happiness, since the vast majority of Buddhists are lay practitioners.

In this video, I explore whether lay people can become enlightened, and if so, what are some of the steps we need to do to ensure that we achieve it.

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It may still be debatable whether eating meat is living in accord with the Buddha’s teachings. However, there seems to be a growing sentiment that a vegetarian or vegan diet is more in line with keeping with the Buddhist values of non-violence and wanting to reduce the suffering of the world.

If you would like to add more vegetarian meals to your diet, but you struggle with transitioning to meatless meals. Here are some easy and tasty vegetarian meals to help you get started.

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Buddha’s birthday is coming! Actually the special day that honors his birth, death and enlightenment is coming! In this post, I share one of the ways I’m planning to celebrate this special day.

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What is the Buddhist view of people with a disability? The answer will depend on who you talk to. Unfortunately many people misunderstand suffering as being a kind of punishment for one’s previous bad karma. Then, whenever we have the notion of punishment, it may seem justified for us to look down on others as being ‘bad’. But all these ideas are based on judgments, which highlights a common misunderstanding about karma.

This video discusses this issue of karma and disability and how the correct response can only ever be compassion.

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Buddhism offers a smorgasbord of different meditation techniques we can practice to achieve everything we could possibly wish for: from developing peace, eliminating our anger, cultivating compassion, to meditations that will bring us to ultimate, ever-lasting happiness and wisdom (also known as achieving Enlightenment in Buddhism).

Here are 15 of the most common meditation techniques found across various Buddhist schools and traditions for you to explore, so that you can find the ‘best’ one for you.

#buddhism   #meditation  

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Everything about this is wonderful. 
“I am pleased and happy to know that the main part of the Grand Maitreya Project will be dedicated for supporting education.” ~ HH Dalai Lama

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